Luke Sparke Keynote and Workshops 2023

Luke Sparke Keynote and Workshops 2023

Space Brains Film Festival Presenters 2023

Independent Sci-Fi writer / director Luke Sparke (Occupation, Occupation: Rainfall) has been announced as the keynote presenter at Space Brains Film Festival 2023.

At the 2nd Space Brains Science Fiction Film Festival, the director of Netflix and Cinema released sci-fi film series, Occupation and Occupation:Rainfall, Luke Sparke will present a keynote speech.

The Space Brains Science Fiction Film Festival, with a gala awards event held in Mandurah WA on June 17th, has secured the talented Queensland writer/director Luke Sparke fresh from wrapping up work on his latest film, Bring Him To Me starring Sam Neill and Rachael Griffiths. Mr Sparke will present a half hour presentation drawing on his experience writing, directing and raising his own capital.

“Space Brains Productions continues to back the creative arts in Mandurah by securing the incredible talent of an Australian director on his upward career trajectory. This is a great chance for us to be inspired.”

Mark Regan, filmmaker and partner in Space Brains Productions

With tickets available for sale from, the film festival will showcase both local and international science fiction films while providing access to esteemed filmmakers and other creatives.

Film Festival and Workshop details:

  • Tickets starting at $25.00 available from
  • Date: Saturday, June 17th 2022. Workshops from 9:30am, red carpet and awards screening from 3:00pm
  • Location:
    • Workshops at Wotso Mandurah, 22 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah.
    • Red Carpet and Screening at Reading Cinemas Mandurah, 7 James Place, Mandurah.
  • Workshop program: Practical Podcasting and Hand-on Writing.

“Science fiction is not just exciting but it also helps society pave its way from now into the future. By having amazing local creatives pass on their knowledge, we can ensure WA and Mandurah have a place in that future.”

Surrey Hughes, partner in Space Brains Productions

Space Brains Productions is a partnership based in Mandurah, Western Australia that started in 2019. They produce a science fiction movie discussion podcast, Space Brains, write books, screenplays and produce the Space Brains Sci-fi Film Festival.

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