Brodie was interested in film and television through high school. She found her place in the media and publishing industries through studying media and internships at RMIT.
Senior Editor, The Good Copy
I am a senior editor at The Good Copy, which is a writing studio in Collingwood, where I manage editorial for different clients and help manage things like Rooftop Cinema and the Independent Photography Festival. The biggest achievement has been growing my publication, Filmme Fatales, from an independent, handmade zine to a really exciting publication with international stockists and readers. I started it in my spare time in 2012 after I moved back to Melbourne from New York City, and The Good Copy expressed interest in publishing it in early 2014. I’m working on issue #8 right now and it’s been awesome to see my little hobby project grow and reach new people.
I’ve never been one for making long-term plans, but this year I wrote my first book, a pop culture memoir called No Way! Okay, Fine, so the foreseeable future is focused on finishing the edits with my publisher and publicising the book when it’s released in July 2017. I want to focus on writing a screenplay next, and hopefully selling that and seeing it produced.
I’ve made a lot of accidental contacts by just focusing on making my work the best it can be, and being as generous and friendly with “regular people” as I am with people I think can get me somewhere I want to be. I’ve met a handful of people who work at magazines and newspapers around the world because we camped near each other at a music festival (for example) and our genuine friendship has lead to really strong professional connections. Rather than looking up at who can get you somewhere, look around at the people you can move through your career alongside.
My tips for someone considering studying media are:
1. Don’t stick to the thing that you know (or the thing you think you know) you want to do in your career. Take advantage of having three years to experiment and play with new media or ideas.
2. You’ll be overwhelmed with the new things you’re learning/watching/reading at first, but soon your studies and your real-life, genuine interests will coalesce and you’ll understand both more thoroughly.
3. Be okay with doing the not-fun grunt work. No job is all fun and creative all the time; spreadsheets and invoices and emails are inevitable and you will need to do them in order to get to the fun stuff eventually. It all pays off in the end.
Don’t stick to the thing that you know (or the thing you think you know) you want to do in your career. Take advantage of having three years to experiment and play with new media or ideas.