Photos. Video. Content. Stories. 

Here are some past and present collaborative projects that's I've done. 

Eltham says welcome to refugees soon to resettle in their community

welcome to eltham

There is something special working in your local community. Together we've made a Welcome Book, we've built a Facebook community, hosted stalls and (with help) made sharable, viral video content all with a view to creating a strong and powerful message: refugees are welcome.

Using photography and video to build a story of welcome.

Filming an Oxfam water sketch with comedian Matt O'Kine.

oxfam comedy gala sketches

One of my favourite gigs at Oxfam was producing content for broadcast and social media for the Oxfam Comedy Gala, a part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

We had comedians ready to lend their funny, and projects that were helping fight poverty around the world. The trick was to marry them up. So Oxfam with help of talented comedians and production people developed the "Imagine if" series, broadcast on Channel 10 and later used to support $1 day.

Using fresh approach to deliver new fundraising materials.

Hilary Bucumi from AMES Australia gives a dynamic presentation on their ways of working at the first Diasporas in Action Conference, held at Melbourne University, November 2016.

capturing the strong voice of the diaspora

Bringing to together all the key players  — diaspora groups, the Australian Government, large international NGOs and the academic word  for the first Diasporas in Action conference was a key moment for Diaspora Action Australia, so we captured it in a way that strengthened and amplified the voice of the people they work with. A fast turn-around wrap up video to maintain momentum, a series of illustrated case studies showcase their work, extensive quotes from people photographed and lots of action shots of the conference. 

“Our sincere thank to you in helping us to make our voice heard”
— Lensa Dinka and Marama Kufi, Oromia Support Group Australia.

our community stories project

This was a six-month community storytelling project for Whitehorse Manningham Libraries to help the community connect to their local history, heritage and each other. 

Working closely with library staff, patrons and community groups we identified the key audiences, and some juicy local stories that would appeal and then developed a 12-month content plan. 

The first project up was "Remarkable Women" an art-card series telling the stories of kick-arse trailblazing women from the local area. We launched on International Women's Day and exhibited a four local events. The series was supported by addictive time-lapse video, community exhibitions and a very special event with master storyteller Kate Lawrence. People just loved it.

 Artist Edwina Marion with one of her eight original artworks. This art accompanied a story about Lexie Goyder, a self-taught architect and builder who called Warrandyte home.

Artist Edwina Marion with one of her eight original artworks. This art accompanied a story about Lexie Goyder, a self-taught architect and builder who called Warrandyte home.

The next cab off the rank was for the National Trust Heritage Festival called "Here's to the StoryMakers", a big thank you from the library to local creatives. We profiled ten of these story makers with words and photographs. The content was launched Facebook, printed in booklets and reached record numbers of people. The grand finale was a special storytelling day at Doncaster Library. It was run in four languages, there was laughter, tears and a whole lot of connection.

 Joan Webster was a real delight to interview. She was a local journalist for nearly 30 years.

Joan Webster was a real delight to interview. She was a local journalist for nearly 30 years.