About

Looking Glass Pictures reflects on the real world. We research, write, develop and produce documentaries on a range of issues for broad and specific audiences.

Looking Glass Pictures is a production company with a difference. We combine our expertise in research, writing, producing and directing with teaching and communication skills gained from the commercial, philanthropic and non profit sector.

We divide our time between Australia and Europe, we speak English, French and Spanish and look for international co-productions to tell universal stories.

LOOKING GLASS PICTURES Pty Ltd
was formed by Mitzi Goldman and Michel Zwecker in 2001.

Mitzi Goldman

Mitzi is a Director of Looking Glass Pictures and has written, produced, edited and directed documentaries for over 25 years. Her films have screened around the world in festivals in Germany, South Africa, the UK, France, Spain, the USA, and in Australia and have received many nominations and awards. …more

Her credits include Hatred (ABC), Ports Of Destiny (SBS), Chinese Take Away (SBS), Bloodlines (ABC) and End of the Rainbow (SBS, ARTE, ITVS). 2011/12 credits include, Memoirs of a Plague (NAT GEO), which screened in competition at IDFA 2010, A Common Purpose (winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the SFF 2011 and nominated for Best Feature Doc at 2012 AACTA Awards) and Love and Sex in an Age of Pornography (2013).

Mitzi was Co-Head of Documentary at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (2002-2008) co-founded Ozdox a monthly forum on documentary culture and is Chief Executive Officer of the Documentary Australia Foundation – a non profit organization that enables private philanthropy to the documentary sector. She served for 6 years on the board of directors of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) acting as co-chair for the final 2 years. She is is deeply interested in education and storytelling.

Michel Zwecker

Michel has spent much of his working life in the non profit sector as communications and marketing director. He specialises in brand management, awareness campaigns, marketing, fundraising and relationships development. Michel spent many years as Communications and Marketing Director for Medecins Sans Frontieres, first in Barcelona, Spain then in Sydney, Australia. …more

Born and raised in Barcelona Michel is fluent in Spanish, French, Catalan and English. He has been Executive Officer of the Centennial Parklands Foundation and is currently Development Manager at World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). Michel has also been involved in the production of many documentaries for television and the non profit sector to raise awareness and promote understanding of key community issues. He is a company director of Looking Glass Pictures.

Merran Lang

Merran has always loved a good story, especially one that opens your eyes into another world. Her career has been many and varied which led to the recent description of her as a ‘renaissance woman’.

She has been interested in filmmaking production for many years and came back to it in recent years. Her credits include “Love & Sex in an Age of Pornography’ (2013), ‘A Common Purpose’ (2012), ‘Memoirs of a Plague’ (2011), ABC series ‘Making Australia Happy’ (2010) and ‘End of the Rainbow’ (2007) .

With over 15 years experience in the advertising industry as an Account Director she worked for a variety of blue chip clients across multiple delivery platforms. She has extensive expertise in balancing the needs of creatives while managing budgetary constraints. She likes to think of herself as the calm in the storm.

Sprout

  • ABOUT SPROUT

    Sprout is an educational initiative of Looking Glass Pictures. We run workshops for children, young people and adults in filmmaking and media skills.

    Sprout’s main goal is to teach visual literacy and empower creative minds to identify their concerns, express themselves and tell stories that they can share.

    Sprout identifies the voices and cares of this generation.

    The pre-teens are at a stage of development where they are beginning to grapple with some of the more philosophical questions of life. Sprout facilitates critical thinking and encourages storytelling through the development of collaborative filmmaking skills.

    We offer training workshops for teachers and children in primary school. Schools are encouraged to increase their use of technology in their teaching and to use audio/visual techniques in the classroom to stimulate visual literacy through an exciting hands-on production model with students. We supply all the cameras, microphones and editing software that schools need to participate in the program. The workshop aims are for the children research, film and edit themselves.

    Sprout designs and delivers purpose written courses to suit a range of ages and contexts. We specialise in delivering high impact programs to young people who are disadvantaged, disengaged or challenged by their socio economic or familial environments. The program also works well for kids with learning difficulties. Sprout has taught in schools and after school programs for young people with disabilities, juvenile offenders, and special needs.  We have also taught film-making to adults.

  • OUTCOMES
    • Growth in visual literacy and engagement in school
    • Excited and passionate students working as teams
    • Increased focus, concentration and listening skills
    • Greater awareness of social issues
    • Development of empathy and understanding the perspective of others
    • Critical thinkers with tools for independent social enquiry
    • Increased confidence and self esteem
    • Assistance to teachers
    • A fun way to learn
  • BOOKINGS

    Sprout is now taking bookings.

    Bookings can be made for first stage workshops, future courses, mini classes, intensive one day film camps, holiday programs or after school workshops.

    To make an enquiry or booking, please contact the Sprout office:

    Email: info@sproutmediabykids.com.au

    Merran Mobile: 0410 451 458

    Mitzi Mobile: 0402 255 653

  • MORE INFORMATION

    To find out what we’ve been up to check out our latest press release

    Media Release 140805