Meet Our Team


Kym Staton (Founder & Director) and Natalia Minana (Creative Strategist & Graphic Design)


Kym

Kym has been an avid supporter of documentary films since enjoying David Attenborough’s nature documentaries from an early age, and then being astonished and mesmerised by the powerful film ‘Baraka’ at the age of 18, when the juxtapoposition of scenes of the natural with the modern world made him be more aware of the bigger picture on our planet.

In 2014 he started organising very small pubic screenings in a tiny cinema in Darlighurst, Sydney with an interest in sharing inspiring and awareness building films to a wider audience. Five years later Films For Change had branches in Melbourne and Byron Bay and in 2019 we made the move to become a global organisation, expanding to over 90 cities of the world.

Massively inspired to share the important messages inherent in timely documentaries about our environment in peril, Kym has organised hundreds of free entry public screenings about plastic in the ocean, animal cruelty and the link between animal agriculture and environmental destruction.

He is the founder of Vegan Education Association Sydney, an educational charity that advocates moves to a vegan lifestyle for the benefit of animals, health and our environment.

In his spare time Kym enjoys writing songs, playing guitar/vocals and doing occasional gigs in cafes, bars and pubs. He loves nature walks, cooking and of course.. watching documentaries.

Some films that Kym always likes to recommend are: ‘Unity’, ‘Cowspiracy’, ‘What The Health’ and ‘A Plastic Ocean’, available from other online sources, and on Films For Change website: ‘Another Country’ and ‘Plasticized’.

Natalia

Natalia resides in Sydney. She loves to spend time embracing nature and having walks along the ocean. She has a creative spirit and is a documentary lover!

Through Films For Change her vision of the world has changed giving her the opportunity to grow, educate and help people. She has devoted many hours to volunteering for Films For Change’s free screenings about plastic in the ocean and animal cruelty and veganism. One of her favourite documentaries of all time is ‘Earthlings’ narrated by Joaquin Phoenix. As a vegan, she recommends it for its strong message against animal cruelty.

Natalia is passionate about the aboriginal culture and human rights and highly recommends ‘Another Country’ documentary on Films For Change.

She has completed several degrees in the Design field and has a background in the fashion and entertainment industry. At present she is also working on her own design projects.

Alex Hill
Admin & Acquisitions


Alex is passionate about making the world a more equitable place and whilst working at Films For Change he has witnessed first-hand how documentary films are capable of achieving this. Indeed, documentaries continue to have significant impacts on his own life – Alex recommends Earthlings, A Plastic Ocean and Blackfish! A committed advocate for animals, the environment and young people, Alex volunteers at a number of organisations and prior to the ongoing lockdown, hosted weekly documentary screenings for up to 150 attendees educating individuals about the ongoing plastic crisis. When he is not working, Alex can be found buried in a book, trying to keep his houseplants alive or taste-testing the newest vegan restaurants around Sydney. Having completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with a distinction average in 2019, Alex intends to commence post-graduate study on the intersection of veganism and masculinity in 2021.

Ewen Munro
Admin & Acquisitions

Ewen was born in Sydney, Australia. His favourite documentary is Koyaanisqatsi, for its use of cinematic language to tell its story. And one of his favourite Films For Change films is Anthropocene, for its direction and stunning imagery.


Jarrad Hall
Admin & Acquisitions

Jarrad is a documentary enthusiast and a seasoned aficionado when it comes to pea-protein shakes. While honing his classical music or heading out for a surf, he resides as a team member of Films For Change.

“I want to support the creativity of documentary film-makers and get their powerful messages heard. Working for Films For Change and getting direct feedback from our customers, subscribers and film-makers on a daily-basis is highly rewarding.”

‘Banksy and the Rise of Outlaw Art’ is a favourite documentary of his from the Films For Change catalogue. “It inspires and makes us realise we can create a significant impact on the world as individuals and through art.”

Upon completing a BCom in Marketing & Management he travelled over to Europe, South-East Asia and Canada. A well-seasoned traveller with some tales to tell, his diverse background makes him a great fit for our Team at Films For Change.

Jeihaan Modi
Admin & Acquisitions

Jeihaan was born and brought up in India and is currently residing in Sydney. He strongly supports Films For Change’s moto of educating people about Environment, Sustainability, and Spirituality by spreading the reach of the films that are not easily available in mainstream cinema and other online streaming platforms.

For him, one of the best parts of working at Films For Change is the positive and happy work environment which is shared by like-minded teammates.

He enjoyed watching ‘Becoming Nobody’ as he could connect to that film at a deeper level and finds Ram Das's teachings very interesting.

Kevin Lin
Admin & Acquisitions

Kevin is from Australia and lives in Sydney, NSW. In his spare time, he enjoys reading novels and occasionally learning a language, such as Japanese. He likes working at Films for Change as it allows him to be exposed to a wide range of eye-opening documentaries, whilst playing an active role in an interesting industry.”


Sandra Kimler
Film reviews & Film Scouting

Sandra Kimler is an Author, International Speaker, Vegan Nutritionist, Documentary and Film Critic, and loving mother of 3 wonderful children living in Byron Bay Australia. Her hobbies include growing most of her food and animal activism. She loves working for Films For Change and her favourite FFC documentary is "Slice of Life". A documentary about healthy eating and living. She says that it is awesome working for Films For Change because the films are so diverse, inspiring and educational. It is wonderful to have a movement like Films For Change to bring the community together and spark up conversations.



Christian Pamo
Customer Service & Admin

Christian s a father of two (4 year and 1 year old) boys and lives in Mabini, Pangasinan, Philippines with his sons and wife Haydee. He has worked overseas in the past but now enjoys being home based and enjoys tending to his farm where he grows various fruits, vegetables and rice. He loves working for Films For Change because we are empowering people with konwledge and making positive changes, and opening hearts and minds around us.

His favorite film is ‘Blue’ - a film about the state of our oceans and marine environment. He has a Bachelor’s degree major in Marketing, and nine years of Customer Service experience from Financial Support and Technical Support in the Philippines and abroad.



Haydee Pamo
Customer Service & Admin

Haydee is a mother of two adorable boys and lives in Mabini, Pangasinan, Philippines with her sons and husband Christian. She loves cooking and playing volleyball. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and six years of experience as an admin assistant and secretary.