04 August, 2020 Stories from the Crest

Stories from the Crest Episode Seven: Goldie Bartlett and James Barklamb

Our 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.

Last time, in Episode 6, we heard from AI expert and STEMM innovator Michelle Gallaher (OM 1984). This week, in Episode 7, we hear from game designer and illustrator Goldie Bartlett (OM 2008) and Schwarzman Scholar James Barklamb (OM 2012).

Goldie Bartlett is a designer and illustrator working in the videogames industry. She is currently art directing ‘Wayward Strand’, an interactive narrative game set in a slightly fantastical 1970s rural Victoria. Goldie has previously worked on the BAFTA and Apple Design Award winning mobile game ‘Florence’. She is also a recipient of the highly competitive Film Victoria Women In Games Fellowship and has exhibited her diverse digital work in Australia, New Zealand, London and the United States.

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    Goldie Bartlett
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    James Barklamb

In 2018, James Barklamb was one of only five Australians selected to join the third class of the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars program, enabling him to study a Masters in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He has previously held positions with the Global Public Policy Institute, the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia, the International Organization for Migration, and Rwanda’s Commission for the Fight Against Genocide. He has recently been working with tech company Policy on a COVID-19 tracking project, focusing on governments in Southeast Asia and their response to the pandemic.

We thank Goldie and James for sharing their stories with us, and we hope you enjoy Episode 7.

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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.