25 June, 2020 Stories from the Crest

Stories from the Crest Episode Five: Maverick Newman and Lily Hibberd

Our new podcast series, Stories from the Crest, shares the varied stories of Old Michaelians, and has been created by TV producer, Claudia Nankervis (OM 2012), and emerging filmmaker, Fraser Pemberton (OM 2011). Together they explore the lives of Old Michaelians who share a common link through their school, but have unique stories to tell.

In episodes one to four we have heard the stories of disability advocate Mandy McCracken (OM 1991), award-winning cinematographer Max Walter (OM 2012), esteemed medical researcher Judith Whitworth (OM 1961), Hollywood film director Patrick Hughes (OM 1996), actor Sean Rees-Wemyss (OM 2015), Olympic shooter Elena Galiabovitch (OM 2007), AFLW Rising Star award winner Isabel Huntington (OM 2017), and Olympic mogul skier Brodie Summers (OM 2011).

Today, in episode five, we hear from award-winning performing artist Maverick Newman (OM 2015) and artistic innovator Dr Lily Hibberd (OM 1990).

Maverick Newman is a composer, writer, producer and actor who, over a short period of time, has been nominated for six Green Room Awards. After studying Music Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Maverick has produced and performed in a range of ensembles. He won the Green Room Award for Best Original Songs for Cabaret in 2019 for his cabaret, ‘Tis The Season.’

An artist and writer, Lily Hibberd has worked in collaboration with communities and fellow artists to tell old and new stories based on places, memories and histories. While practicing in performance, painting, photography, video and installation, Lily’s work has been featured widely in both Australia and France. She is the founder of Parragirls Memory Project and founding editor of un Magazine, as well as the recipient of a number of awards, including the National Prize for the UBS Art Award, judged by art historian Sir Nicholas Serota.

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    Maverick Newman in his show 'Cheeky'. Photo by Liam Blake (OM 2015).
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    Lilly Hibberd

We thank Maverick and Lily for sharing their stories with us, and we hope you enjoy Episode Five.

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Learn more about our fabulous hosts and creators of the podcast below:

Fraser is a local Melbourne filmmaker who works primarily as a writer, director, and cinematographer. He loves to explore distinctly Australian stories that retain fundamentally human concerns, addressing the themes of time, memory, and loss. His most recent film Hourglass has been the recipient of over 10 festival selections and won Best International Student Short at the Glendale International Film Festival in 2018. He is currently completing his Master’s degree in Narrative Film at the Victorian College of the Arts and is a co-founder of production company Dogmilk Films.

Claudia is an emerging producer with an impressive list of credits in film, television, radio and podcasts, including Production Assistant on Rockwiz for SBS and Assistant Television Producer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Claudia has worked at production company Gristmill as production runner, executive assistant and is now producing several projects in development.