International Film & Video Producers Since 1966

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Jon Noble’s career in film began at an early age with the acquisition of his first 8mm cine camera. By the age of 15 he was working at Cinesound Studios, one of Australia’s great newsreel houses, as an assistant editor.

1960 found Jon working in London’s Film Industry, eventually landing the position of assistant Art Director to Elia Kazan on the feature film “America, America”. From there, he moved on to cover the Congo’s Simba Revolution for the world’s major news networks. On his return to Australia he pursued the long-held dream of opening his own production company, and in 1966 the doors of FILMWEST opened in Perth, Western Australia.

After such notable achievements as the production of WA’s first environmental awareness film, “Tread Lightly On Our Land” and The Singapore Airlines London to Sydney Car Rally, Jon took FILMWEST to Asia with the opening of FILMWEST SINGAPORE in 1979.

In 1981, Jon met a young Drama teacher named Denise Cox, who agreed to join Filmwest as a researcher, and who later became chief Writer and Creative Director. Thus began a personal and professional partnership that has flourished for over twenty years.

As Creative Director, Denise brings to FILMWEST an unerring sense of story and the ability to tell it visually. She has also led Filmwest in exploring new technologies to bring high production standards to the screen at affordable costs.

Together, Denise and Jon have produced some of FILMWEST’S best-loved and most awarded films and videos, including “Nepal, Where the Legends Live”, the “TNT Singapore Cricket Sixes” and “An Invitation to the Vienna Opera Ball”.

DENISE G. COX, B.A. (Hons.)