Leo Berkeley is a senior lecturer within the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He also has considerable experience as an independent filmmaker, having written and directed the feature film, Holidays on the River Yarra, which was an official selection for the Cannes Film Festival in 1991. More recently he has developed an interest in a new media form called ‘machinima’. A machinima work he produced, Ending With Andre, screened at the 2005 Machinima Film Festival in New York. In 2008 he also made a micro-budget feature film called How To Change The World. His current research interests are in the practice of screen production, low and micro-budget filmmaking, improvisation, essay films, community media and machinima.