Yuin Djama Dhugan 360 Virtual Reality experiences

We were thrilled to work with Yuin nation storytellers on an immersive 360° virtual reality project in 2018. This project was funded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, under its ‘Heritage Near Me’ funding program. This program recognises the importance of activating local heritage spaces and precincts to conserve their historical and cultural significance.

We’re producing a series of Virtual Reality experiences featuring four local Indigenous storytellers that capture the heart of the landscape, the people and the heritage sites of the Shoalhaven region on the south coast of NSW. We’ve spent the last few months working with Noel Webster, Auntie Christine Blakeney, Vikki Parsley and Vic Channell. It was an honour to hear their stories and to produce them into 360° experiences.

We filmed the project in October with an all star team in striking locations on the South Coast. We also ran a Virtual Reality training program for some creative and talented students from the region, where we partnered with the students to film and produce their own short virtual reality experience. We were blown away by their potential as filmmakers.

We’re now half way through post-production, with the experiences set for release in 2019. We’ll keep you posted!

Some of our awesome crew and cast: Nyarru, our Assistant Director Noni Eather, Director Katrina Channells, Photographer Rhett Wyman, Cinematographer Michael Beets, Producer Bridget O’Shea, Production Assistant Bree Wild, Storyteller Vikki Parsley, Bimi.

Some of our awesome crew and cast: Nyarru, our Assistant Director Noni Eather, Director Katrina Channells, Photographer Rhett Wyman, Cinematographer Michael Beets, Producer Bridget O’Shea, Production Assistant Bree Wild, Storyteller Vikki Parsley, Bimi.

Storyteller Vikki Parsley at Cullendulla Creek

Storyteller Vikki Parsley at Cullendulla Creek

Assistant Director Noni Eather

Assistant Director Noni Eather

Vikki’s children Nyarru and Bimi & cinematographer Michael Beets

Vikki’s children Nyarru and Bimi & cinematographer Michael Beets

Storytellers Noel and Ado Webster with training student Kai (left) and Michael Andrews (third from left) at Bundanon Trust

Storytellers Noel and Ado Webster with training student Kai (left) and Michael Andrews (third from left) at Bundanon Trust

Assistant Director Noni Eather, Director Katrina Channells with Vikki Parsley and her kids Nyarru and Bimi

Assistant Director Noni Eather, Director Katrina Channells with Vikki Parsley and her kids Nyarru and Bimi

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VCA Campaign set for Cinema release

We’re excited to announce our campaign for Melbourne University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music (formerly Victorian College of the Arts) is due to be released in cinemas across Victoria. After screening at the 2018 Melbourne Film Festival earlier this year, we are thrilled the campaign will once again be on the big screen!

We thoroughly enjoyed working with the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music on the films, which feature profiles of three of the University’s most established and influential alumni. Each subject was fantastic to work with and provided incredible insight into their respective fields within the Arts. The campaign features the world renowned artist Patricia Piccinini; Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Benjamin Northey; and head of the Wilin Centre Richard Frankland. Each share their fascinating individual stories and it was a pleasure to get to know them all.

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The Bridge Campaign in Production

We’re well into production on a campaign for The Bridge, a long-time client of ours. After the success of our last campaign, we’ve been working closely this year with The Bridge Employment and The Bridge Connects to deliver a new series of inspiring stories.

The Bridge works tirelessly to support a diverse range of people experiencing disadvantage. We’ve recently been filming in the south-eastern suburbs to capture how, with a helping hand, these people have achieved their goals. We’re profiling an inspiring range of people such as: a press photographer from Pakistan aiming to enter the media industry in Melbourne; a young woman who achieved her goal to gain employment at a local chemist; and a support worker and client with a lovely friendship who have been working together for over a decade.

We’re excited to move this project into post-production and even more so to share the finished product with everyone. Stay tuned.

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Education Services Australia, Respectful Relationships

Education Services Australia (ESA) works collaboratively in the interests of all Australian educators and provides digital teaching and learning resources. For the last few months we’ve been working alongside ESA to develop films that will help implement the important Respectful Relationships program.

“Respectful Relationships is about embedding a culture of respect and equality across our entire community, from our classrooms to staff-rooms, sporting fields, fetes and social events … Together, we can lead the way in saying yes to respect and equality, and creating genuine and lasting change” - Victorian State Government, Department of Education and Training

Schools play a crucial role in creating a culture of respect and equality and Respectful Relationships works to change harmful behaviours by actively engaging and promoting these cultures in the schoolyard and classroom. We’re excited to be working alongside such a worthwhile program and are pleased to be producing films that can encourage this change.

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VicHealth Campaign in Post Production

Our film series for VicHealth has been a blast to produce and features an array of their brilliant ‘Active Club Grant’ recipients encouraging fitness, health and wellbeing across Victoria. As we begin wrapping up post production for this campaign, it’s inspiring to look back on all the fantastic organisations and people we’ve engaged with along the way. We’ve filmed with Escaping Your Comfort Zone, a hiking group promoting body positivity in the You Yangs and had a kick with the St Kilda Football club at one of their inclusive Saints Play workshops for children with autism and children living with disability. We’ve hit the coast of Inverloch to film with Swell Mamas, an awesome mother’s group combining surfing and childcare. We were empowered by the ladies from Soccer Mums, an organisation encouraging mums to ditch the sidelines and take to the field.

See below for a sneak peek at some of the exciting VicHealth stories.

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