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More About Us

GPP was formed in December 2019 by four friends: Finn, Gabriella, Jo and Will. Motivated to work and create together, these four individuals draw on experiences as varied as the performing and visual arts, spiritual mentoring and life coaching, Business (marketing, PR and communications) as well as shared loves of travelling, languages and music.

Why Golden Pineapple Productions? On the day our company was born, Gabriella was wearing a pair of black shoes, dotted with lots of little golden pineapples! We find the fun and creativity in everything…

Meet the Team


William Atkinson

Rumoured love child of Colin Firth and Seinfeld’s Kramer, Will is the resident sports car enthusiast of the GPP team. His love and flair for performance and storytelling is aligned and grounded in his wealth of production knowledge and creative imagining through years of experience in technical theatre, major cultural events and festivals. Lively, collaborative and musically minded he’s a big hit with the under-five set by way of his role in children’s entertainment group Bounce Patrol - Australia’s biggest Youtube channel. When he’s not in front or behind the camera/curtain/microphone, he passes the time as a freelance media and communications consultant and writer.

For those wondering, his dream car is a ‘67 Mustang Fastback...


Jo Lippold

After studying drama and performance art, Jo Lippold found herself back in her home town of London where she embarked on a six year stint agency side in Advertising and PR. Coming up with creative campaign concepts and then collecting, connecting, and sharing the dots as stories.
Since moving to Melbourne, Australia in 2012 she has managed restaurants, become a certified life coach, volunteered at festivals of ideas and events on kindness, completed her yoga teacher training, and was the communications manager at Loving Earth for four years. She’s working on bringing to life all that she has learned about consciousness, communication and courage, integrating all these practices to help people move through life’s crossroads.
She believes everyone is creative and has a story to, not only tell, but own and speak truly. Everything she does she tries to inject a healthy amount of warmth, humour and tender truth.


Finn McBurney

Finn McBurney is a young Australian artist, who grew up in Melbourne. Finn acts, writes, produces and directs. He finished high school in 2018 and decided to take a gap year adventure of the world throughout 2019, in which he visited Japan, Ireland, England, France and Spain. While in Spain he completed the Camino de Santiago, one of his greatest achievements to date and where he learnt the importance of persistence, resilience and strength. Values that he continues to practice in life and through his art. He also believes in humanity and encouraging discussion, traits which he brings to each project he is a part of. He has worked with closely with the Q44 Theatre Company and is proudly one of the founding members of Golden Pineapple Productions. Currently he is studying a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), as well as working consistently on his craft. Finn is looking forward to what the future holds with pure excitement and joy.


Gabriella Rose-Cárter

Gabriella Rose-Carter grew up in New York City. An Alumna of the Lee Strasberg theatre institute- New York receiving a conservatory artist degree. Gabriella conveys over 20 years of acting experience in both training, performing and directing. An advocate of creativity, spirituality, love and laughter. Gabriella is one of Melbourne’s most respected and sought after acting coaches. She is the founder of Q44 Theatre a non for profit community organisation in Melbourne. Gabriella has had the honour of working with and learning from some of the world’s leading acting professionals.

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