Renee Kennedy

Managing Director

Renee Kennedy is an award-winning producer of factual / documentary television.  She is the Founder and Managing Director of Metamorflix.

She is an Executive Producer, Producer and Writer of documentary and factual television.

Programs produced by Renee at Metamorflix include Family Rules (NITV)Project Planet (ABC Me), From The Western Frontier (NITV), Shark Hunters (Discovery), Barrba Wadbirra: Journey Together (NITV) and Light (ABC).  These films have been included in Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, CineFest Oz, Perth Revelation Film Festival, ATOM Awards, Festival Du Film Oceanian, Los Angeles CineFest and West Australia Screen Awards.

Before Metamorflix Renee produced a one-hour science documentary entitled The Silent Epidemic for SBS exploring the science of self-injurious behaviour, which won the 2011 ATOM Award for Best Documentary in the category of Science, Technology and the Environment. She also produced Constructing Australia: The Bridge (1x1hr), a dramatised documentary for the ABC, with award-winning writer/director/producer Simon Nasht.  Constructing Australia:The Bridgewon the 2008 Logie Award for Best Documentary, a Grenfell Award in 2007 and an Australian Writers’ Guild (AWGIE) Award in 2007.

Renee has overseen a diverse range of factual/documentary productions in her previous roles as Supervisor of Production at Beyond Fact & Fiction / Screen Production and before that, as Supervisor of Production at ScreenWorld.  Productions include Darwin’s Brave New World (Australia/Canada Treaty Co-Production), Food Investigators, Shintaro – the Samurai Sensation that Swept a Nation, Are You My Mother, Chopper Rescue 2, Law & Disorder, Outback Kids and The Years That Made Us: Australia Between The War.

Renee has an extensive background as a producer, line producer and production manager in both factual and drama production.

Renee’s other productions include The Hobbit Enigma, I’ll Call Australia Home, The Catalpa Rescue, Neil Perry: High Steaks, In the Line of Fire and The Choir.

Mike Bluett

Head of Development 

Mike has has over 25 years producing, directing and writing broadcast television in the UK, US, Europe and, since 2005, in Australia. Clients have included the BBC, the ABC, SBS, Discovery Channel and History Channel amongst others.

Mike has produced series and one-offs in a number of TV genres, from science and history to arts, lifestyle, reality and drama. From conception to delivery, he has been involved in every aspect of production and have accumulated a wide range of skills.

Brought up in Ireland and the UK, he was educated in Birmingham and London where he gained a degree in English Literature from the University of London.

Shari Hutchison

Development Executive 

Shari Hutchison is an aspiring Producer and a proud Nyikina woman from the Kimberley who grew up in Fremantle, Western Australia. She has worked her way through the roles in production, having most recently wrapped up on Family Rules Season 3 as Associate Producer & Production Manager. She is currently working at Metamorflix Pty Ltd as Development Executive, while also developing a slate of her own. With formal training in Screen Arts & Journalism Shari is a highly motivated young professional who has a passion for storytelling. She has worked on a number of projects, including, but not limited to, Will Australia Ever Have A Black Prime Minister? (ABC), Secrets of Our Cities S2 (SBS), Is Australia Sexist (SBS), Project Planet (ABC ME) , Family Rules Season 2 (NITV) & Black Comedy Season 2 (ABC).