ArtSpear Entertainment is an independent production company located in Brisbane, Australia. It was formed in early 2010 by Rita Artmann and Joe Bauer. Since then, the company has produced two award-winning feature films – slasher The Killage and sci-fi Australiens, comedy web series The Void, animated YouTube series Toon Sandwich and a variety of short films.

Rita Artmann


As a small child Rita realised that her inability to cope with day-to-day routine would make it impossible for her to ever hold down a “real” job. She started acting at 5 and knew that it was what she wanted to spend her life doing.
Rita completed her formal training at The Actors Workshop in Brisbane. Since graduating in 2007, Rita has worked on short films, independent features, theatre productions and TV shows.
In 2009, Rita met writer/director Joe Bauer and within 6 months they had formed their production company ArtSpear Entertainment. Rita has produced and starred in two award-winning feature films for ArtSpear, both of which have secured international distribution – The Killage as “Emily” and Australiens as “Andi”. In 2011, Rita produced and starred as “Lu” and many other characters in ArtSpear Entertainment’s first TV series The Void, which went to air in October 2012 (and is now available to watch on YouTube, with six new episodes of a “ReBooted” season coming in 2019). Since 2015, Rita has written, produced and voiced hundreds of characters from popular movies in ArtSpear’s ongoing animated web series Toon Sandwich. She is also a writer/actor/voice-actor in the spin-off live-action/animation hybrid series Sandwich LIFE. ArtSpear’s YouTube Channel, as of 2019, has over 1 million subscribers and over 160 million views.

Rita Artmann Acting Show Reel AUG 2013

Joe Bauer


Joseph Bauer is an independent filmmaker living in Brisbane, Australia. He has been making comedy films since he was eleven years old. In 2010 he teamed up with actor/producer Rita Artmann and together they started the production company ArtSpear Entertainment. Since then, ArtSpear has produced two award-winning feature comedies – slasher The Killage and sci-fi Australiens, the live-action “skit-com” web series The Void and, last but probably most, the animated YouTube series Toon Sandwich, for which Joe and Rita are the sole creators and performers – writing and voicing hundreds of characters, with Joe providing all the animation, music and sound design. ArtSpear’s YouTube Channel, as of 2019, has over 1 million subscribers and over 160 million views. Joe is also an illustrator and has illustrated the popular “Eric Vale” and “Derek Dale” children’s book series.

Joe Bauer Filmmaking Show Reel 2011