Panopticon Collective is an Australian screen production company founded by Jeni Bezuidenhout and Sebastian Bertoli.
We tell stories that move us and question our place in the world.
Informed by our lived experience as first and second generation immigrants, our work explores themes of death, rebirth and redemption.
We take our name from the concept of the panopticon: a theoretical building structured so that all rooms of the interior are visible from a central observation point, with the inhabitants unaware of when they are being watched.
In this modern panopticon of screen content, storytelling becomes a unifying force, reminding us of our common humanity and fostering interconnectedness.
As engaging narratives transcend boundaries, they hold the power to evoke empathy and connect us.
Our individualistic egos shed, we can then join the collective of spectators and participants, finding opportunities for collaboration and the celebration of diverse and inclusive community.
Panopticon Collective is based in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, on the stolen and unceded traditional land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.
We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.