Anna Hodge


Anna Hodge has managed Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) growing education branch for over two years now.  Prior to this, she worked in vocational education for over 17 years.  Anna has experience in developing, managing and growing educational initiatives in the screen and media area to reflect the changing and diversifying industry, education and training market.

With a proven record in securing both training and employment opportunities for students, Anna is focused on building strong and secure partnerships between education and industry for the purpose of developing job ready graduates.


Rising Sun Pictures creates inspirational visual effects for feature film, television and transmedia clients around the world. From humble beginnings, the company was founded in May 1995 by Tony Clark, Gail Fuller and Wayne Lewis who named it after the Rising Sun Inn in Adelaide, South Australia, where the first board meeting was held over a Coopers Ale on a Chesterfield. Now with over 100 films under our belt, Rising Sun has achieved some truly amazing, technically challenging work, and has built a team of artists who are amongst the best in the world. We have the capacity and talent pool to scale to suit our clients’ needs. Two decades on, we’re proud to be one of the most well-established, independently-owned visual effects companies in the world. Rising Sun’s studio is centrally located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD and is only 15 minutes away from everything that the beautiful city has to offer.


Rising Sun Pictures Education in conjunction with the University of South Australia, focuses on learning beyond the classroom through its studio based accredited VFX training.  With strong employment outcomes, graduates from both undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications are highly regarded and have moved into positions locally, nationally and globally.

Accredited educational offerings currently include the following:
Graduate Certificate in Compositing and Tracking
Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting

Rising Sun Pictures also currently teach 2 courses as part of the second year of the UniSA Media Arts degree and in 2019, RSP will be delivering the whole 3rd year of the new Media Arts VFX specialisation onsite in their training rooms.

For more information on our accredited training with UniSA, visit: