Ade Djajamihardja

Ade’s career began at ABCTV aged 19 working on many iconic Australian TV shows including COUNTDOWN REVOLUTION and THE BIG GIG. Other highlights include being CEO of Ten on Ten Pictures and Enfiniti Productions (Malaysia) where he was a co-producer for what was then the biggest historical epic film in Malaysia’s history, PUTERI GUNUNG LEDANG (A LEGENDARY LOVE), the first film from Malaysia to have been shortlisted in consideration for Oscar nomination. Ade was a producer of SALAM CAFÉ (SBS 2008), the first ever Muslim entertainment program screened in prime time in the Western world, and co-produced KAMBING JANTAN (THE MALE GOAT) which reached number one at the Indonesian box office.

In 2011, Ade joined the not-for-profit board of Disability Media Australia, just three days prior to a massive stroke. After this forced six-year hiatus, in 2017 he completed and graduated in the Master of Screen Arts & Business (AFTRS). In 2019 Ade was a producer of AMAR (SBS); a short film exploring discrimination and celebrating inclusion. Ade is also a best-selling author. As an Indonesian-born Australian from a Muslim family, and as a stroke survivor living with disability, Ade contributes a rich and unique perspective on inclusive storytelling.