Acclaimed filmmaker Tina Brown (Class of 1993) has returned to Brisbane after thirteen years of living and working in New York City.

Tina graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts and immediately landed a job in the film industry, devising marketing campaigns for major studios including Paramount, Universal, Disney, MGM, DreamWorks, Pixar and Village Roadshow.

After relocating to New York in 2007, Tina and her multi Emmy-award winning husband Matt Peterson founded 2300 Films.

Together, they have travelled the world filming commercials for clients including Apple, Red Bull, Puma, Gatorade, and Levi’s, as well as some of the most-watched sporting events from the Winter Olympics to the Super Bowl, Tour de France and US Open Tennis.

Named one of Variety’s 2018 top 10 documentarians to watch, Tina is best known for her latest work and directorial debut – the HBO feature-length documentary United Skates (2019). The documentary follows a community fighting to save the underground African-American subculture of roller skating, as the last standing roller rinks in the United States are threatened with closure.

Executive produced by John Legend, United Skates features interviews with renowned music artists including Salt-N-Pepa, Queen Latifah, and N.W.A.

The film was nominated for a 2020 Emmy Award and toured over 140 film festivals across the globe from 2018 to 2019, where it won a slew of accolades, including the Audience Award at Tribeca, Chicago, New Orleans, Twin Cities, and Vancouver Film Festivals.

United Skates also received rave reviews from media outlets including Rolling Stone, Variety, Vanity Fair, the Hollywood Reporter, and was the New York Times Critic’s Pick.

Having recently returned to Brisbane after thirteen years in New York, Tina and Matt welcomed a daughter, Bébé, in 2020.

United Skates is now available in Australia on Foxtel and Binge. Watch the trailer here.