Mark Eby has been working as an independent filmmaker for over 15 years. He is currently a PhD candidate in Media and Communication at RMIT University in Melbourne. The working title of his project is ‘Facilitating Narrative Film Production in Papua New Guinea: Exploring how communication for development frameworks support, enhance and limit capacity building and the creative process.’
He has been the lead researcher on two Pacific Media Assistant Scheme (PACMAS) Innovation Grants funded by ABC International Development and AusAID. He is currently a research assistant on the Mobilising Media for Sustainable outcomes in the Pacific Region ARC Linkage project at RMIT.
His work explores the possibilities for local film production and distribution through village cinemas in Papua New Guinea (PNG). He recently worked at the Centre for Social and Creative Media (CSCM) at the University of Goroka in PNG for almost five years as a resident filmmaker, media trainer, lecturer and researcher.