Director – HOTEL COOLGARDIE Pete Gleeson is a West Australian filmmaker with a passion for observational documentary filmmaking, and its capacity for illuminating the otherwise hidden, unconsidered, or unacknowledged. Directing, shooting, and editing his own ob-doc material, he also edits, writes, shoots, lights, and produces content for others across a range of genres and forms. He has directed experimental films, corny elimination-style reality TV, a series of micro-films telling Indigenous stories, several films collaborating with participants with high-needs disabilities, and the provocative short film ENEMY. Pete’s short film SOMETHING TO TELL YOU, now used in Australian schools as an educational tool, was hailed for its incisive take on representing disability. It received an Honorable Mention from the Hot Docs jury in 2011. Pete was nominated for Most Outstanding New Talent at the Australian International Documentary Conference in 2011. HOTEL COOLGARDIE is his first feature documentary.