“To give children worldwide the opportunity to create and star in their own blockbuster film.”

Why does Hollywood have all the fun? It’s because films are massively complex, insanely time consuming and extremely expensive to make. However BEAT takes the complexity and expense of Hollywood Blockbusters and reformates it into an educational based platform anyone can use.


Richard Pritchard – Co-Founder/Director

Professional Visual Effects Artist

With over 10 years experience Richard works as a  VFX Artist specializing in concept art, visual development, art direction, animation, texturing, modelling and 3d sculpting for commercials, animated features and live action films. He has designed and crafted 3d characters and environments for high end commercials, animated films and features films including; Happy Feet 1 & 2, The Great Gatsby, Prometheus and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Richard has worked in many of Australia’s most prestigious animation studios including Sydney’s Animal Logic. He also worked on and with George Miller on various films for six years in which he honed and continues to work on his filmmaking craft.

BEAT is the perfect amalgamation of his love of filmmaking and empowering the future of film makers.

Alex Burgess - Co-founder/Teacher

BA Teaching, Primary Teacher

Alex was born to teach, and has kept kids on their toes in Melbourne, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia. But ask Alex what makes for a brilliant educator and she’ll light up- the ability to spark a child’s imagination and help them learn in a way that makes sense to them. With over 14 years teaching experience, and a passion for literacy and numeracy, Alex is the hard working curriculum brain behind the B.E.A.T machine.