Melbourne: Gateway to Australia's Natural World
Client: Tourism Victoria, Tourism Greater Geelong & the Bellarine
This film was part of a 3 month consultancy we did to assess supply chain and consumer motivations, price point and other characteristics of the industry in the Melbourne region. The film was created from two focus-group demonstration tours that were used to portray the value and relevance of activities in the region.
The result is a film that is used as an entree to the report, as well as a piece of stand-alone branded content. It illustrates the versatility that can be created if films are well thought out from the beginning and have multiple purposesWatch here
Photography on the Southern Great Barrier Reef
Client: jointly funded between Tourism Events Queensland and Wildiaries.
A collaboration between Wildiaries and Tourism and Events Queensland to produce a short film that promotes diving and photography on the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
This film illustrates the extremely high quality of content that can be produced at an incredibly cost-efficient rate if the production is tied to something real. In this case, it was produced as part of an actual tour. The interviews feature clients and the brief was to establish the essential point of difference and the accessibility of encounters with nature that could be had.See online
National Landscapes Nature Series
Client: jointly funded between Tourism Australia and Wildiaries.
A joint partnership between Wildiaries and Tourism Australia to produce a series of films to promote Australia around the world.
“Great team, great project, great vision. I am proud to be a fan. The technical quality of the production is impeccable” Miguel Rosado Boulet, Digital Media Producer.
“Professional, flexible and efficient. I was impressed with the relaxed approach and willingness to take on board my suggestions from the perspective of a long term resident” Craig Wickham, Exceptional Kangaroo Island.
The result is 44 x 2.5 minute films (over 2 hours of content) that portray the connection between people, nature and places.Watch all the films online
Client: Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industry / Game Management Victoria.
A four month, 75 minute production comprising 2.5 minute identification features on nearly 20 waterfowl species, shot in HD and slow motion, plus the Victorian Firearm Safety Authority’s Firearm Safety Code, the Victorian government’s Shotgun Education Handbook, the Waterfowl Identification Test, and sections on ethical hunting and bird identification.
“The new products are world-class. I would like to acknowledge Wildiaries’ attention to detail and willingness to work with the Authority and remain flexible at all times.” Simon Toop, Director, Game Management Authority.
The project was completed to budget and on time despite considerable environmental constraints and availability of subject material (the task was to film sequences on every species). The final product has been distributed online and on 70,000 DVDs and will be used as the principle educational aid for the department’s training program.Watch all the chapters online.
Warringah's Marine Plastic Odyssey
Client: Warringah Council, Sydney.
A short story about Warringah Council, their residents and the famous 80 year-old tall ship Yukon on a trip to sample ocean surface plastic. The film will be used to convey a message about what people can do to minimise the impact of plastic waste on the coastal environment.
“I really want to express my deep appreciation for everything you did, from putting it all together, finding Nick, to the post production etc. I was most impressed with the quality of the filming and editing; not to mention how swiftly it was all done. You are great to work with. Thank you so much for your patience as well.” Joy Middledorp, Education Officer, Warringah Council.http://wildiaries.com/trips/11161-A-Film-Produced-for-Warringah-Council-by-Wildiaries-Onboard-the-Yukon
Rat Hunters in Paradise
Client: BirdLife International
A one month film expedition to the threatened pacific atoll of Suwarrow - one of the most remote islands in the world.
Conservationists, supported by BirdLife International and Te Ipukarea Society, voyaged by traditional Vaka, or Pacific catamaran, in a bid to eradicate invasive rats that threaten this seabird paradise.
“The colours, challenges and beauty of wildlife and people working on a remote atoll in the Cook Islands were palpable. The images and documentaries are a testimony of the film-makers' skill” Steve Cranwell, BirdLife International.
Wildiaries supported the production of this film and distribution of daily blogs from the field by the partners yielded over 100,000 online views.Watch here
Libby Trickett and the Sharks of South Australia
Clients: South Australian Tourism Commission, Australia's Ultimate Wildlife Adventure, Adventure Bay Charters.
a two part short film series - Olympic gold medallist Libby Trickett, twice-retired by the age of 28, describes how she faces her new life by creating exciting challenges for herself.
Swimming in the ocean is liberating, it creates a sense of power. Libby says: "A swimming pool is a controlled environment, exactly 28 degrees, 8 lanes and black lines on the bottom to navigate by. In the ocean, it's open, your focus isn't on yourself any more. It's a risk we take nevertheless."
“It was fantastic to work with Nick and Simon, they are great people and the quality of production and way they do it is unsurpassed” Craig Haslam, Australian Wildlife Adventures.
These films explore Libby’s relationship, her friendship with elite sports life skills trainer Michael Jeh and the importance of nature and wildlife experiences in facing their own challenges of everyday life and careers.Part 1 - watch online. Part 2 - watch online.