Film and Television Background
Roger Hudson began working in the film and television industry in Western Australia, making independent documentary and dramatic films. He went on to work as a writer and assistant director at STW Channel 9 and later lectured in Film Production at the Western Australian Institute of Technology (Curtin University).
After moving to Sydney, he worked in the industry in various capacities; writing for the Grundy Organisation, producing educational programs for the University of Sydney and directing sponsored documentaries for a range of clients. While working as a freelancer, Roger Hudson co-wrote and directed two major ABC-TV documentary series, “UNDERSTANDING CANCER” and “HEART”.
In 1986, Roger Hudson and Jonathan Clemens established Vector Production Pty Ltd. The company specialised in producing material which raised the awareness of target audience groups to particular issues and, where appropriate, stimulated changes in their attitudes and behaviour. Over the next ten years, Vector Production made more than 30 programs for government and non-government clients, including:
- National Heart Foundation of Australia
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- NSW Police
- NSW Department of Education
Roger Hudson’s work as a writer and director has received critical acclaim, including awards from the British Educational Television Association, the New York International Film and Television Festival, the Red Cross International Film Festival and the Australian Society for Educational Television.
Roger Hudson was an active member of the Australian Screen Directors Association for many years, serving as Vice President and President between 1990 and 1993. During that time he prepared a major submission for the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal Inquiry into Australian Content Regulations and contributed to government reviews of the Australian Film Commission and the Film Finance Corporation. He also made representations to all levels of government on behalf of the industry, appearing before hearings of The Moving Picture Inquiry and preparing responses to the draft Broadcasting Services Bill and to the Proposal for Pay TV.