Our alumni are the coolest. The smartest. The most talented. And why shouldn’t they be?
These individuals have spent months and years of their time building and refining their creative skills at Australia’s longest standing Creative Industries institution. There is no substitute for experience when it comes to learning and teaching new skills.
To see our students thrive after graduating is our greatest joy, so today we wanted to share some of those joys with our wider community. Allow us to introduce you to some of the notable alumni we’ve been celebrating lately…
Class of 2018
Since graduating in 2018, Naarm-born Gabriel has directed two short films and starred in countless music videos, feature films, short films and TVC's. His debut feature film 'Sunflower' was released to critical acclaim this year and has been a selected feature for many film festivals including the Melbourne International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival and Brisbane International Film Festival.
Class of 2018
Mel Jarnson is a Thai-Australian actress with incredible success as seen through her credits as Nitara in the 2021 film Mortal Kombat as well as Taylor Ford in Harrow (2018) and Sofia Flores in Blacklight (2021). She graduated from JMC in 2018 after moving to Australia with her mother in 2015.
Class of 2010
As Executive VP of Development & Production at Animal Logic, Felicity Staunton manages her time as a creative producer for films, including over 20 Animal Logic projects in major Hollywood studios like Fox, Warner Bros, Lionsgate and Sony. Her impressive resume boasts contributions to iconic films such as The LEGO Movie and Peter Rabbit.
Class of 2014
After completing a Bachelor of Entertainment Business Management in 2014, Ruby began working at the booking & management agency, Bluebeard Music where she was a booking agent for many live music venues. She is currently the Co-Director of Sunroom with a current management roster including artists such as Asha Jefferies, Bugs, Flamingo Blonde, Hope D, Sweater Curse and VOIID. Ruby is also the Co-Programmer at the renowned Brisbane music festival BIGSOUND and GOMA Up Late.
Class of 2015
Game Design grad Joshua Braddy has amassed an impressive list of credits to his name since graduating in 2015, working as a senior producer on games including Neverwinter: Ravenloft, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Ghost In The Shell: First Assault and Mortal Kombat 11. This year Joshua began a new role as Senior Producer at Playside Studios.
Class of 2018
Since completing a Design and Visual Communications Diploma in 2018, graphic designer Jordan has gone on to design merchandise, posters and even jewelry for a wide range of industries including hospitality, fashion, entertainment and IT. He is currently working as the in-house Branding and Content Coordinator for the popular Australian beer brand, Young Henry’s.
Class of 2015
A talent that requires no introduction. Chanel Loren is a British Caribbean artist with a love for alternative music, from the likes of neo-soul to UK Garage. During her studies at JMC and beyond, she developed her own unique and alternative music with an R&B feel, leading her to her first ARIA nomination this year for her release ‘Rollin’’.
Class of 2012
Working with Ocean Alley as their producer, engineer, and mixer, Callum Howell has been the studio backbone behind a band that has achieved massive success in recent years. After producing the band’s iconic single ‘Confidence’ he moved onto their latest album Lonely Diamond. Since then, he’s produced and mixed several songs for The Rions, as well as recent and upcoming releases for Le Shiv and Tori Forsyth. Callum is currently working at Forbes Street Studios, however over the years he has also worked for Studios 301, The Grove Studios and as an engineer for The Voice TV series.
Class of 2019
Camille Trail is an Australian indie folk musician hailing from Baralaba in Queensland. She learned piano from the age of eight and was soon writing her own songs, leading her to study songwriting at JMC Brisbane. In 2021, Camille was nominated for New Talent of the Year at the 50th annual Golden Guitar Awards and in 2022 her single, ‘I Know I'm Hard to Love’ was nominated for the Country Award at the Queensland Music Awards.
Class of 2023
Class of 2022
Alethia Gomez (more usually referred to on stage by her first name Alethia) is a soul infused Colombian singer-and songwriter raised in the picturesque San Andres island in the Caribbean. Now based in Melbourne and a recent JMC graduate, she has earned three Latin Grammy nominations for her outstanding musical prowess with her single ‘Falling’. Most recently, Alethia was nominated for Best Reggae or Dancehall work at this year’s Music Victoria Awards for her song ‘To You’ and released her newest single ‘Physical Form’ in October.