Ruby Thomas

  • Production Secretary, PA, Production Assistant
  • Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Jan 31, 2019
contract Assistant director Producer Production department Runner

Experience - brief overview of your professional skills

I’ve been told that I have an extremely good work ethic and that I tend to adapt very easily to new surroundings and to working with new people. I have strong attention to detail especially regarding documentation and paperwork such as call sheets and other important production documents.

I have spent a lot of time over the past two years producing my own content from low budget TVC’s and online content videos, to music videos and short films. During this time I have worked with a number of different agencies and freelancers, and have started to build a network. I believe my roles in these productions, although smaller budget and scale, have been so important in grooming me for large scale productions and projecting me towards my goal of becoming a production manager/line producer and one day a producer on significant projects. 

My producing background has enabled me to think logically and problem solve at a higher level. I believe that these skills and experiences will be perfectly translated into a production secretary or production assistant role on large productions. 

I am currently based in Melbourne but will happily relocate to Hobart or Sydney temporarily for the right opportunity. I have accomodation in Hobart Tasmania if need be. 

Credit/work experience (at least 1 professional, paid screen credit)

Production Manager
Apr 2017 - Jun 2017 Roar Film

Production Manager - Wicking Centre / Roar Film - "GPTT/Wicking Centre Training Modules" - Educational Content/Documentary

Production Coordinator
Jan 2015 - Apr 2015 Roar Film

Production Coordinator - Roar Film - "Death or Liberty" - Docudrama, Feature Length - ABC Television 

On Set PA/ Additional AD
Sep 2018 - Oct 2019 Whistleblower Productions

On one of my most recent jobs I worked as an onset PA and an additional AD on days with large numbers of cast and extras. I gained important experience processing large numbers of extras and also placing them into scenes under direction from director and 1stAD, as well as my other ADs. This role really exercised my management skills and I quickly became a solid part of the AD team.   

Casual runner/chaperone
Nov 2019 - Dec 2019 Bad Mothers

Casual runner (1 week full time, and additional days), and casual chaperone on large Australian TV drama series, Bad Mothers. 

Dec 2018 - Dec 2018 Endemol Shine

Full time runner on Australian Ninja Warrior S3. 


Masters of Producing
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017 Victorian College of the Arts
Bachelor of Entertainment Business Management
Jun 2012 - Jun 2014 JMC



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