Dynamic storytelling, distinct heartbeat.

Goalpost Pictures are among Australia's leading independent producers of feature film and television. Founding partners Rosemary Blight, Kylie du Fresne, Ben Grant and Cass O’Connor have worked together as a team for almost 20 years creating compelling Australian stories for screen.

We firmly believe the key to our success lies in the enduring partnerships we have with distinctive and original creative voices. At Goalpost Pictures, we are committed to fostering a collaborative environment where remarkable writing, directing and producing can flourish.

Meet The Team

Rosemary Blight

Co-CEO & Producer
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Rosemary Blight

Rosemary Blight is the founding partner and Co-CEO of Goalpost Pictures and is one of Australia’s most experienced producers. Rosemary is the Producer of the Stan's returning series Black Snow starring Travis Fimmel and Producer of Benjamin Millepied’s debut feature Carmen, a drama with music and dance, with original songs by Academy Award nominated composer Nicholas Britell, co-produced with Chapter 2 and starring Melissa Barrera, Academy Award nominee Paul Mescal and Rossy de Palma. Her other screen credits include I Am Woman, the story of Australian international singing superstar Helen Reddy, directed by Unjoo Moon; Executive Producer on Universal’s The Invisible Man, written and directed by Leigh Whannell and starring Elisabeth Moss, Producer of the critically acclaimed television series Cleverman for ABC TV, SundanceTV, BBC Three & TVNZ, Producer of the box office smash hit The Sapphires, which premiered at Cannes in 2012. Rosemary is a former member of the Arts & Culture Advisory Committee and sits on the Board of Screenworks.

Kylie du Fresne

Co-CEO & Producer
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Kylie du Fresne

Kylie du Fresne is the Co-CEO of Goalpost Pictures and a multi-award-winning film and television producer. Kylie is the Producer of Five Blind Dates, directed by Shawn Seet, which is Australia’s first original feature film for Amazon Prime. Kylie is Producer and Executive Producer of Goalpost Television’s revisionist western New Gold Mountain for SBS and All3 Media, which was the most watched drama series ever on SBS on Demand in 2021. Kylie is Producer of Universal Pictures’ box-office feature film The Invisible Man, for Blumhouse, written and directed by Leigh Whannell, starring Elisabeth Moss and Producer of Holding The Man directed by Neil Armfield. Other television credits include Executive Producer of Black Snow, a television series for Stan, Sundance Now and All3 Media, Executive Producer of the critically acclaimed television series Cleverman for ABC TV, SundanceTV, BBC Three & TVNZ, Producer & Executive Producer of Fighting Season, a six-part drama series for Foxtel Australia and the BAFTA-nominated adaption of Tim Winton’s Lockie Leonard. Kylie is on the Board of Directors for Screenwest.

Ben Grant

Partner & Executive Producer
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Ben Grant

Ben Grant is one of the founding partners of Goalpost Pictures and is one of Australia’s most experienced film and television executive producers. Ben is Executive Producer for television series Black Snow for Stan, Sundance Now and All3 Media. Screen credits include Executive Producer on Benjamin Millepied’s Carmen, with original songs by Academy Award nominated composer Nicholas Britell, co-produced with Chapter 2, Executive Producer include four-part ratings hit for SBS and All3 Media New Gold Mountain, Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man starring Elisabeth Moss; Wayne Blair’s Top End Wedding, Unjoo Moon’s I  Am Woman, Neil Armfield’s Holding The Man; Matthew Saville’s Felony and the box office hit The Sapphires, directed by Wayne Blair and the BAFTA nominated family series Lockie Leonard. Ben is a past Board member of the Australian Directors’ Guild, past Vice President and counsellor of Screen Producers Australia and is a past Deputy Chair and current Board member of Screenrights and a current member of the Film Certification Advisory Board. Ben is a current member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Sydney Swans Ambassador.

Cass O'Connor

Partner
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Cass O'Connor

Cass O’Connor is a partner and Chair of the Board of Goalpost Pictures. Cass runs her own corporate advisory firm, after thirty-plus-year career that includes working in investment banking, private equity and equities research for Carnegie, Wylie & Company, Goldman Sachs (Australia) L.L.C, Turnbull & Partners and Deutsche Bank.  Her industry specialisations are media, entertainment, communications and technology.  Cass has over 30 years’ experience as a Board Director and Chair of ASX listed companies, Federal and State government entities and unlisted entities.  She recently retired as Chair of Sydney’s multi-arts precinct Carriageworks after almost  years; and Chairs ASX listed gig-economy platform Airtasker and tertiary education provider NextEd.  Cass also chairs global branded content and campaign generator TRIBE Group, premium Australian cosmeceutical developer Ultraceuticals, and also serves on the Board of independent arts and cultural think tank A New Approach. Previously, Cass has served on The Bundanon Trust, Lifetime Care and Support Authority of NSW, Motor Accidents Authority of NSW and Workcover Authority of NSW.

Polly Rowe

Development Producer
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Polly Rowe

Polly is the Development Producer at Goalpost Pictures, where she manages the Company’s diverse development slate across film and television. In her previous role at Sydney Theatre Company (STC), Polly was responsible for commissioning new scripts and developing the Company's slate of new work, such as No, Pay, No Way by Marieke Hardy, Switzerland by Joanna Murray Smith, The Harp in the South by Kate Mulvany and Black is the New White by Nakkiah Lui. She was an integral member of the programming team, where she curated and produced STC’s Rough Draft development program. Polly is a dramaturg with fifteen years of experience working at the forefront of scriptwriting in Australia. Before joining STC, Polly was Acting Literary Manager, then Literary Associate at Belvoir in Sydney. She holds a BA in Drama, English & Education Studies from theUniversity of Cambridge and an MPhil in Playwriting Studies from The University of Birmingham. 

Ingrid van Herp

Senior Production Executive
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Ingrid van Herp

Ingrid is the Senior Production Executive at Goalpost, working closely with the Producers across the Company’s slate, with a focus on production. Ingrid joined Goalpost in early 2018 and since that time has worked across all of the Company’s projects in a variety of capacities, supporting and facilitating development through to production, post production, delivery and release. Ingrid is the Production Executive and Dance & Music Coordinator on Benjamin Millepied’s debut feature Carmen, a drama with music and dance with original music and songs by Nicholas Britell, and is the Associate Producer on Australia’s first original feature film for Amazon Prime, Five Blind Dates. Prior to joining Goalpost, Ingrid worked at Guardian Australia and The Guardian London.

Milly Olrog

Production Executive
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Milly Olrog

Milly Olrog is the Production Executive of Goalpost Pictures. Milly works across both development and production on numerous projects. She recently was Director's Assistant to Benjamin Millepied on Carmen and Associate Producer on Black Snow. Prior to Goalpost, Milly graduated from University of Technology with Bachelor of Public Communication majoring in Media Arts Production.

Lâle Teoman

Development Coordinator
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Lâle Teoman

Lâle is the Development Coordinator at Goalpost. Lâle joined the company in 2021 after being selected as the NSW recipient of the SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator and stayed. Lâle works closely with the producers and development producer across the company’s development slate. Lâle became an Australian Writers’ Guild Pathways writer after receiving the 2019 AWG Monte Miller Award for her short pilot The Black Tulip. She was shortlisted for the 2023 Monte Miller Award again in the long form category for her pilot See Saw. Prior to joining Goalpost, Lâle was sponsored by Scripted Ink to work at Studiocanal writing coverage for the European Film Market, 2021. Lâle has worked as an actress and appeared in ABC’s Lessons from the Grave (2013-14) and Foxtel’s Let’s Talk About (2016-17). She currently has two original TV options moving forward in 2024.

Alison Baly

Finance Manager
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Alison Baly

Alison is the Finance Manager, responsible for all accounting operations, at Goalpost. She is a chartered accountant by profession. Prior to joining Goalpost, Alison has worked in accounting roles for KPMG, Griffin Theatre and Carriageworks, and worked in an operational planning role for the Sydney Olympics.

Philip D'Ambrosio

Office Manager
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Philip D'Ambrosio

Philip is the Office Manager for Goalpost Pictures, working closely with the executive team across all areas of the Company. After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting), Philip pivoted to start a tangential career and joined Goalpost to assist the producers, production and development teams. In 2014, Philip graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Public Communications in Journalism. Philip has previously worked at Channel Seven's The Morning Show and Network Ten's Studio 10.

Rosemary Blight

Rosemary Blight is the founding partner and Co-CEO of Goalpost Pictures and is one of Australia’s most experienced producers. Rosemary is the Producer of the Stan's returning series Black Snow starring Travis Fimmel and Producer of Benjamin Millepied’s debut feature Carmen, a drama with music and dance, with original songs by Academy Award nominated composer Nicholas Britell, co-produced with Chapter 2 and starring Melissa Barrera, Academy Award nominee Paul Mescal and Rossy de Palma. Her other screen credits include I Am Woman, the story of Australian international singing superstar Helen Reddy, directed by Unjoo Moon; Executive Producer on Universal’s The Invisible Man, written and directed by Leigh Whannell and starring Elisabeth Moss, Producer of the critically acclaimed television series Cleverman for ABC TV, SundanceTV, BBC Three & TVNZ, Producer of the box office smash hit The Sapphires, which premiered at Cannes in 2012. Rosemary is a former member of the Arts & Culture Advisory Committee and sits on the Board of Screenworks.

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Kylie du Fresne

Kylie du Fresne is the Co-CEO of Goalpost Pictures and a multi-award-winning film and television producer. Kylie is the Producer of Five Blind Dates, directed by Shawn Seet, which is Australia’s first original feature film for Amazon Prime. Kylie is Producer and Executive Producer of Goalpost Television’s revisionist western New Gold Mountain for SBS and All3 Media, which was the most watched drama series ever on SBS on Demand in 2021. Kylie is Producer of Universal Pictures’ box-office feature film The Invisible Man, for Blumhouse, written and directed by Leigh Whannell, starring Elisabeth Moss and Producer of Holding The Man directed by Neil Armfield. Other television credits include Executive Producer of Black Snow, a television series for Stan, Sundance Now and All3 Media, Executive Producer of the critically acclaimed television series Cleverman for ABC TV, SundanceTV, BBC Three & TVNZ, Producer & Executive Producer of Fighting Season, a six-part drama series for Foxtel Australia and the BAFTA-nominated adaption of Tim Winton’s Lockie Leonard. Kylie is on the Board of Directors for Screenwest.

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Ben Grant

Ben Grant is one of the founding partners of Goalpost Pictures and is one of Australia’s most experienced film and television executive producers. Ben is Executive Producer for television series Black Snow for Stan, Sundance Now and All3 Media. Screen credits include Executive Producer on Benjamin Millepied’s Carmen, with original songs by Academy Award nominated composer Nicholas Britell, co-produced with Chapter 2, Executive Producer include four-part ratings hit for SBS and All3 Media New Gold Mountain, Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man starring Elisabeth Moss; Wayne Blair’s Top End Wedding, Unjoo Moon’s I  Am Woman, Neil Armfield’s Holding The Man; Matthew Saville’s Felony and the box office hit The Sapphires, directed by Wayne Blair and the BAFTA nominated family series Lockie Leonard. Ben is a past Board member of the Australian Directors’ Guild, past Vice President and counsellor of Screen Producers Australia and is a past Deputy Chair and current Board member of Screenrights and a current member of the Film Certification Advisory Board. Ben is a current member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Sydney Swans Ambassador.

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Cass O'Connor

Cass O’Connor is a partner and Chair of the Board of Goalpost Pictures. Cass runs her own corporate advisory firm, after thirty-plus-year career that includes working in investment banking, private equity and equities research for Carnegie, Wylie & Company, Goldman Sachs (Australia) L.L.C, Turnbull & Partners and Deutsche Bank.  Her industry specialisations are media, entertainment, communications and technology.  Cass has over 30 years’ experience as a Board Director and Chair of ASX listed companies, Federal and State government entities and unlisted entities.  She recently retired as Chair of Sydney’s multi-arts precinct Carriageworks after almost  years; and Chairs ASX listed gig-economy platform Airtasker and tertiary education provider NextEd.  Cass also chairs global branded content and campaign generator TRIBE Group, premium Australian cosmeceutical developer Ultraceuticals, and also serves on the Board of independent arts and cultural think tank A New Approach. Previously, Cass has served on The Bundanon Trust, Lifetime Care and Support Authority of NSW, Motor Accidents Authority of NSW and Workcover Authority of NSW.

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Polly Rowe

Polly is the Development Producer at Goalpost Pictures, where she manages the Company’s diverse development slate across film and television. In her previous role at Sydney Theatre Company (STC), Polly was responsible for commissioning new scripts and developing the Company's slate of new work, such as No, Pay, No Way by Marieke Hardy, Switzerland by Joanna Murray Smith, The Harp in the South by Kate Mulvany and Black is the New White by Nakkiah Lui. She was an integral member of the programming team, where she curated and produced STC’s Rough Draft development program. Polly is a dramaturg with fifteen years of experience working at the forefront of scriptwriting in Australia. Before joining STC, Polly was Acting Literary Manager, then Literary Associate at Belvoir in Sydney. She holds a BA in Drama, English & Education Studies from theUniversity of Cambridge and an MPhil in Playwriting Studies from The University of Birmingham. 

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Ingrid van Herp

Ingrid is the Senior Production Executive at Goalpost, working closely with the Producers across the Company’s slate, with a focus on production. Ingrid joined Goalpost in early 2018 and since that time has worked across all of the Company’s projects in a variety of capacities, supporting and facilitating development through to production, post production, delivery and release. Ingrid is the Production Executive and Dance & Music Coordinator on Benjamin Millepied’s debut feature Carmen, a drama with music and dance with original music and songs by Nicholas Britell, and is the Associate Producer on Australia’s first original feature film for Amazon Prime, Five Blind Dates. Prior to joining Goalpost, Ingrid worked at Guardian Australia and The Guardian London.

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Milly Olrog

Milly Olrog is the Production Executive of Goalpost Pictures. Milly works across both development and production on numerous projects. She recently was Director's Assistant to Benjamin Millepied on Carmen and Associate Producer on Black Snow. Prior to Goalpost, Milly graduated from University of Technology with Bachelor of Public Communication majoring in Media Arts Production.

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Lâle Teoman

Lâle is the Development Coordinator at Goalpost. Lâle joined the company in 2021 after being selected as the NSW recipient of the SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator and stayed. Lâle works closely with the producers and development producer across the company’s development slate. Lâle became an Australian Writers’ Guild Pathways writer after receiving the 2019 AWG Monte Miller Award for her short pilot The Black Tulip. She was shortlisted for the 2023 Monte Miller Award again in the long form category for her pilot See Saw. Prior to joining Goalpost, Lâle was sponsored by Scripted Ink to work at Studiocanal writing coverage for the European Film Market, 2021. Lâle has worked as an actress and appeared in ABC’s Lessons from the Grave (2013-14) and Foxtel’s Let’s Talk About (2016-17). She currently has two original TV options moving forward in 2024.

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Alison Baly

Alison is the Finance Manager, responsible for all accounting operations, at Goalpost. She is a chartered accountant by profession. Prior to joining Goalpost, Alison has worked in accounting roles for KPMG, Griffin Theatre and Carriageworks, and worked in an operational planning role for the Sydney Olympics.

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Philip D'Ambrosio

Philip is the Office Manager for Goalpost Pictures, working closely with the executive team across all areas of the Company. After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting), Philip pivoted to start a tangential career and joined Goalpost to assist the producers, production and development teams. In 2014, Philip graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Public Communications in Journalism. Philip has previously worked at Channel Seven's The Morning Show and Network Ten's Studio 10.

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