In-Between Pictures is an Australian award-winning production company, developing and producing film + tv projects.
Established in 2017 by Vonne Patiag and Maren Smith, we believe in passing the microphone to those who haven't had the chance to speak - those who fall into the 'in-between' - in order to redefine the 'Australian story.'
We craft pictures that can influence and change our relationship to the world. We love ambitious artist-led stories and performance-driven drama with a social conscious.
We strive to build a community around each project, creating teams mixing experience and authenticity. We pride ourselves on crossing racial, gender and socio-economic lines.
Strategy, Founding Director
Vonne is an AACTA and AWGIE-nominated Writer, Director, Producer and Actor based in Western Sydney. His credits include The Unusual Suspects (SBS), Here Out West (ABC), Tomgirl (SBS), and Halal Gurls (ABC). He was recently a participant in the prestigious TIFF Filmmaker Lab 2021 in support of the feature adaptation of Tomgirl.
He was a Jury Member for the ASEAN program at Flickerfest 2020 and was profiled as a Ones to Watch (SPA), mentored by Michael McMahon. He made his speaking debut on the Sydney Opera House Stage, joining a panel discussing modern masculinity as part of All About Women in 2019. He also works as a curator and arts producer, and writes across stage and screen.
In 2020 he associate produced and co-wrote The Unusual Suspects alongside Oscar-nominated Producer Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford at Aquarius Films, and feature film anthology Here Out West with Co-Curious and Emerald Productions. He was the Director's Attachment on Operation Buffalo, shadowing Peter Duncan (Rake) on the production. He was awarded the Spirit of the West award by Made In The West Film Festival for his contribution to the Western Sydney filmmaking industry.
Development, Founding Director
Maren is a Producer of Film, Television and Radio from the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. Her work includes One Less God (dir. Lliam Worthington) which won the Grand Jury Prize and Industry Choice Awards at the Los Angeles' Dance With Films 2017, and was awarded Best Film at Byron Bay Film Festival 2017. The film would go on to be theatrically released in the UK, USA, India, Japan, Korea and Australia.
Her short films Hook Up (dir. Laura Nagy), Window (dir. Vonne Patiag), Qupid (dir. Jessica Flood) and Tomgirl (dir. Vonne Patiag) have screened across Australia and internationally at festivals. Her TV work includes animated comedy series Alphabet Street for Disney Junior Australia and New Zealand.
She is also a regular film reviewer on Eastside Radio.