Feathered Engine Films brings to the screen stories that are engaging, immediate and examine the past to discover who we are. Although Australian-based they turn to the world for partners, audiences and stories.

Creative Director - Bruce Reilly


Bruce has pursued contrasting careers in both the aviation and entertainment industries. He has charted a career as an aircraft maintenance engineer and aviation safety specialist while developing science-based programmes for children within museums such as the National Maritime Museum of Australia.

He has combined this with a passion for military and aviation history and has most recently been inspired by the unique military and aviation career of his father.

He is currently developing this material into two documentary projects for his film company – Feathered Engine Films (FEF) and about to launch his new learning site for initially children, then adults.


        Aerial Propaganda                       
                FEF, short documentary, (Writer/Director)
        Clothed in Grief                           
                FEF, short documentary, (Editor/Producer)
        Goose Steps Out                          
                FEF, (Writer and Producer, in development)
        Whirlwinds & Widow-Makers       
                FEF, (Writer/Director, in development)
        Fremantle Children's Festival
                Director
        Picnic With a Pirate
                Best Children's Theatre Adelaide Fringe Festival 
Executive Producer - Margie Kerr


After studying the world of Film and Television at UCLA (in the U.S.), Margie returned to Australia and joined Channel 9.  Margie has a long, and diverse, track record in production, including ten years as part of the Australian “60 Minutes” team. This gave her a vast experience of filming in diverse locations, a skill exercised to the hilt when she Production Managed a series for Facebook Watch, set in the Amazon jungle.

In the freelance world, Margie has produced, written, organised & directed within set budgets for all genres of the Media Industry, including Current Affairs, Sport, Live Studio Records, Documentaries, Music Festivals and Award Shows. Margie is an independent producer with a creative attitude.


Producer / Line Producer:
     Bred to Win

             Weekly Thoroughbred Horse Racing show on Sky Racing 
     The Surgeon & The Soldier

             Documentary for SBS
     The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe

             Feature length Documentary
     2015 ARIA Awards Red Carpet

             Live OB for Network 10
 

Production Manager / Unit Manager:
      Curse of Akakor

             Online series for Facebook Watch
      Mutant Menu

             Factual Online Documentary for YouTube and PBS America 
      Australians on Drugs

             Documentary/Factual for the ABC
      2014 & 2015 ARIA Awards

             Live OB for Network 10 
      ASOT (A State of Trance)

             Global Live Stream OB 
      Blown Away (40 Year Anniversary of Cyclone Tracy)

             Documentary for the ABC
      Dead Drunk – Lights Out in the Cross?

             Factual Documentary for the ABC 
      Dance (RED) Saves Lives 2’ 2013 at Stereosonic
             Global Live Stream OB 
      Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review 2013

             Global Live Stream OB
Director/Researcher - Fiona Reilly

Fiona initially trained as a Production and Costume Designer. She is a leading figure in design, technical arts and media education and training in Asia and Australia, where she has also produced and co-produced film and television. She has worked for companies as diverse as Kennedy Miller, The South Australian Film Corporation and Opera Australia.

The love of history and research which initially fed her work as a set and costume designer have grown into a parallel career in the history sector and she is a member of the Royal Australian Historical Society and the History Council of NSW for whom she regularly contributes History Week talks to the public. She has also curated and initiated exhibitions and events in historical settings.

Selected Film and Television   

    Good Morning World
            Asahi Television (Co-Producer)
    MTV Launch
            StarTV (Production Management, Production Designer)
    Shark Logic
            WAAPA (Feature Producer)
    Vu Khuc Con Co
            VivaFilm, MegaMedia (Feature Co-Producer)
    Aerial Propaganda
            Feathered Engine Films (Producer, Researcher)
    Clothed in Grief
             Feathered Engine Films (Director/Writer).
    Princess Kate
             Australian Children’s Television Foundation (Production Designer)
    Pioneers of Singapore
             SBC Documentary series (Researcher, Production Designer)
    Riding the Tiger
             SBC Documentary series (Researcher, Production Designer).
    A Sporting Nation
             Centenary of Federation, Australian Government (Designer, Segment Conception)