Stuart Diver is one of Australia’s greatest survivors. He is the sole survivor of the 1997 Thredbo landslide which killed 18 people, including his wife Sally. He fought through grief to find love again with his second wife Rosanna, with whom he had a daughter, but tragedy would strike again when Rosanna was diagnosed with breast cancer and died in 2015. Now a single father, Stuart is raising his daughter in Thredbo where he has risen to become the General Manager of the Thredbo resort. The Elements is Stuart's first podcast as host.
Writer & Producer
Tim Russell is an award-winning writer & producer in film, TV, podcasts and advertising. His short film Highway, directed by Vanessa Gazy (Eden), sold to Amazon Prime and is in feature film development with Goalpost Pictures (The Invisible Man, Upgrade). He is the writer & director of the short films The Driver and Horse Feathers with the former being nominated for the Sydney Film Festival Lexus Scholarship. Tim has a background in film production and development for acclaimed companies River Road Entertainment (Twelve Years a Slave, Brokeback Mountain), Porchlight Films (The True History of the Kelly Gang, Animal Kingdom), Cold Iron Pictures (Swiss Army Man), Hopscotch Features (The Water Diviner, Saving Mr Banks) and eOne.
Audio Producer & Composer
Audio Producer and Composer Slade Gibson is at the forefront of the audio revolution in Australia. He is the audio producer for the international number one hit The Teacher’s Pet with journalist Hedley Thomas, earning the pair a Gold Walkley and over 50 million downloads globally. Their latest show The Night Driver was released last year and reached #1 on Apple Podcasts. He is also a noted musician playing with bands including Savage Garden.
Researcher & Assistant Producer
Clare O'Halloran's love of audio storytelling began when she volunteered as a producer at community radio station 2SER while completing her Masters degree at UTS. Since then she has worked as a production assistant on the ABC's acclaimed Four Corners, a producer on ABC Audio Studio's podcast The Pineapple Project and currently works as works an assistant producer and production coordinator for the ABC's flagship nightly current affairs program 7.30.