Meet the team
Running Panda is a complete one stop Production House with a team of dedicated professionals.
Beginning 2014 in feature films, Running Panda has now expanded to a full production house dealing with film production and commercial services. Based in South Melbourne, we work with a full service team managing content from development, production through to post and delivery.
We have had the pleasure of working with some of the best Australian Productions, Crew, Agencies and Brands and continue the tradition of hard work to deliver the highest standard of content for any scale of production.
DIRECTOR OF RUNNING PANDA
Suzie Whyte is a strong and passionate Producer with extensive industry experience and respect including as an Actor and Director. After spending several years with Warner Brothers, working on major film sets like “Fools Gold”, Suzie and her family relocated to Melbourne to and pursued her acting career further.
In Melbourne, Suzie was immediately accepted into the accredited Film and Television Studio International Screen Acting Course and graduated in 2012 and has since trained and worked alongside of Australia’s most recognised and long standing Actors, Directors, Producers and Casting Agents.
Suzie recently finished on the Australian feature film “The Legend of Ben Hall” and is now heading into her first directorial debut film, which allows her to promote and advocate for Women in Film, something she is passionate about. Suzie, with an impressive background in small business brings over 10 years’ experience in marketing, web design, publicity and small business management.
Suzie joins Jessica at Running Panda Films as one of the lead producers, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and business expertise.
DIRECTOR OF RUNNING PANDA
Jessica is an internationally recognised Producer from Melbourne. She started her career working on various film projects including commercial content, music videos and short documentaries.
In 2014, Jessica founded the production company, Running Panda which began with it’s first feature film The Legend of Ben Hall, due for cinematic release in 2016. Running Panda continued with web series, Waiting on Sound which garnered Official Selection at the Toronto Webfest 2016. Also receiving acclaim for their short films, Past the Second Stage which was selected for Cannes Short Film Corner 2016. Most recent co-production, Nathan Loves Ricky Martin was nominated for Sydney International Film Festival Dendy Award and 2016 AACTA Short Film Award.
Jessica and the Running Panda team are currently in development on a slate of feature and short film content including The Legend Trilogy, Bubblegum: A Detective Story and The Trail.