Festival Director Steve Bastoni founded the Festival in 2011. With a string of film and television credits including the Golden Globe nominated On The Beach, Steve became a household name as Angel in the long running TV series Police Resuce. Steve has also starred in Blue Murder, The Water Diviner, Hawaii 5-0 and Underbelly. Steve has written, directed and produced numerous short films and videos.
Festival Producer Meg Pascoe has more than 15 years experience in running events. Meg has a keen interest in Film and has worked on Tropfest, Australian Fashion Week and Melbourne’s Grand Prix. Meg has produced several short films.
"Foresight on the Foreshore, who’d have thought it. Well Steve Bastoni did and we are all the luckier for it. What an opportunity to sit in the open air, with open minds and be dazzled and delighted by the unbridled inventiveness of future movie makers. What fun too! Watching burgeoning filmmakers at their freeest, delivering us experiences straight from the soul, unfettered by the stifling cookie cutter formulas that so beset much of today’s main stream movie making. Short films are the starting ground, it’s where they can experiment, push the boundaries, hone their creativity and originality and then hopefully go on to make the kind of movies that reawaken our love of cinema. So sit back and enjoy being in at the beginning at the wonderful Peninsula Short Film Festival."