Work with us

Yarn is a documentary production company that excels at character based storytelling, working across film, television, advertising and digital.

Video advertising strategy and production 

We communicate your unique brand experience by harnessing the power of storytelling.

At Yarn, we believe that the most effective video advertising tells a story that takes people on a journey with your brand. When new clients visit your website, they want to know more than just what you do, they want to know why you do it. What makes you special in your industry? What do you do differently? Why should a new customer choose you? 

At Yarn, we craft your full brand experience into an engaging and memorable story. We pull back the curtains on your business and tell the stories that only your most longstanding customers and clients would know. Our advertising allows you and your brand to step off the webpage and into people's living rooms and workplaces, connecting with customers and clients so effectively that they'll feel like they've met you in person. Creating this emotional connection with new customers on your website is key to your success in a crowded online marketplace. In fact many Australians consider websites the most useful channel in their path-to-purchase decision making (Creating Connections That Matter, Australia Post, 2013).

Getting to know our clients and creating engaging video content that we're proud of is what we love to do at Yarn. It doesn't matter if you're big or small, new or old. If you do good work with passion, your organisation will have plenty of stories waiting to be told. With Bridget O'Shea producing and Katrina Channells directing, Yarn works with a talented team of cinematographers, editors, colourists, sound designers and composers as well as marketing & communications copywriters.

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Yarn has worked creatively and successfully across healthcare, higher education, disability, wellness and retail. A recent highlight is IN THE MAKING, a documentary-style series commissioned by the Victorian College of the Arts. This series follows the individual stories of recent graduates in the fields of Art, Theatre, Screenwriting, Film and Community Cultural Development.
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We'd love to talk about what your business is looking for in storytelling, video content or advertising.
Please use the following form to get in touch, or email Producer, Bridget O'Shea at bridget@weareyarn.com.au

Film and television

Yarn loves to create character-driven content, with a current focus on documentary television. Yarn's documentary, STINGRAY SISTERS, was released in 2016. This documentary tells the complex story of one of the most extraordinary families in Australia. Along with this project, Yarn has two one-offs and one series for television in development, due for release in 2017.

About Yarn

Bridget O’Shea has worked in Arts Management, in Marketing for the Melbourne International Film Festival and in Production across film, television and commercials. Bridget worked as co-producer on the 2013 Tropfest winning short film 'We've All Been There', produced music videos for Director Luci Schroder and production managed the Lifestyle Channel's food show 'Ask The Butcher'.

In 2013 Bridget teamed up with documentary filmmaker and Director Katrina Channells to found production company Yarn. Trading on their ability to tell compelling stories, they quickly found a niche working with clients across education, healthcare, disability, wellness and retail. Yarn works on long-form projects for television and online and currently has three documentaries in production and development.

Katrina Channells completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television, graduating with distinctions from Queensland University of Technology. Katrina’s first documentary, produced at University and titled ‘Keeping Both Campfires Burning’  broadcast internationally and on NITV. In 2009 Katrina directed the ‘Winanga-li' segments of the ‘Letterbox’ series, a program for children that aired on ABC3 and NITV. In 2012 Katrina conceptualised, wrote and directed the popular presenter-led children’s show ‘P-Culture’, a 10-part, interstitial series for ABC3.

While her focus has always been on directing, Katrina has worked across many departments in film, television and advertising. Working most consistently as a freelance Editor, Katrina gained valuable insights into directing while working with Jonathan M Shiff Productions, The Butchery, Carbon Media and Daybreak Films.