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  • Cinematography 2
  • Creative & Art Direction 3
  • Directing 2

Skills

Advertising, After Effects, Brand & Creative Strategy, Client Management, Creative & Art Direction, Creative Direction, Digital Content, Directing, Film, Music Videos, Office, Photoshop, Premier Pro, Premiere, Screenwriting

Employers

  • The Curiosity Film Company
    Owner/Operator
    2016 - Present

    So what is the Curiosity Film Company?

    Well before we get to what... Lets get to why!

    Curiosity is the key ingredient in all of man's great endeavours...

    Its what made us ask "what's over there" and eventually got us to ask "what's out there" and it was involved in every innovation, discovery and great idea in-between and onwards...

    Curiosity is at the heart of discovery and its a key ingredient in great storytelling...

    The Curiosity Film Company is naturally curious about our clients and the projects we choose to pursue. If we invest our time in your story its because we feel we can make it a great story and even better we can make it a great story well told through our chosen medium - video...

    So how does it work?

    First we talk... Easiest way for us to do this is for you to drop us a message in the contact section below and tell us just a little bit about what it is you are working on... No need for a novel - just the basics, what it is, how is it different, why should people want to know about it etc... etc and maybe a little bit on how you see us helping you communicate that story.

    From there we'll talk some more... We'll get infused with your passion and your level of understanding for your thing and we'll get passionate and excited too! This is important because when we share your passion and understanding communicating your story becomes so much easier and enjoyable.

    We'll then give you a treatment which includes several fully costed concepts and from there we can progress to making your video!

  • Creativa Videos
    Creative Director/Video Director
    2014 - Present

    The Choice for Video Production in Melbourne

    At Creativa, we aim to be proud of every video we produce, not only for outstanding production quality but for achieving your objectives while providing a superior end to end service.

    Since Creativa’s conception, we have produced 2,000+ animated videos, corporate videos, training videos, web videos and more to our happy list of satisfied clients.

  • Freelance
    Creative Director/Video Director
    2012 - Present

    As a creative leader with over 14 years of experience within the Film and Television industry, I have enjoyed a long track record of consistently delivering on time and budget high end creative solutions across all mediums, including TV, Film and all Digital channels (Web, Mobile, Social Etc.).

    I am available currently on a freelance basis working across multiple disciplines as a creative director, television commercial director, copywriter and digital content director.

    My work covers both creative and strategic thinking and I work with many of Australia's leading brands and creative agencies.

    Some of the agencies and brands I have worked for in the last two years include: Aegis Media/Dentsu, Team Epic, The Storylab, Jumptank, Vizeum, Achtung, Javelin, Bupa, Toyota, The AFL, The Victorian Government, Yarra Trams, The Australian Electoral Commission, Subway, Coca-Cola, Big W, Can-Too, Vision Australia and many more...

  • Buchanan Group
    Head of Production Oceania/Director of Film
    2010 - 2012

    Now part of the STW Group.

    Buchanan Group are the creators and global experts of a concept called 3rd Party Advertising.

    What does this mean? It means instead of communications coming from the brand itself, they are delivered to consumers via a 3rd Party branded platform. This allows for many benefits and efficiencies - but most importantly strong sales for the brand utilising the platform.

    Buchanan Group has 9 platforms in its current repertoire and others in incubation.

    With nearly 2000 campaigns under their belt they have become extremely proficient at delivering a highly predictable and effective piece of copy.

    During my tenure in this role I was responsible for all production in Australia, New Zealand and Asia as well as managing post-production for South Africa, Asia and India.

    I managed a full time team in Melbourne of five full time production/post-production staff and had three staff whom I recruited in Asia who also reported in to me and a full time production editor in India.

    I was responsible for lifting the production values of all the platforms by implementing new techniques and production strategies as well as finding new methods to motivate the freelance crew to produce a higher standard of work without increasing production costs.

    I also shepherded the creative and production development as well as the practical execution of several new higher end advertising platforms during my tenure.

  • Buchanan Group
    TVC Director
    2010 - 2010

    Now part of the STW Group. Buchanan Group, offer and provide cost effective Branded Advertising Solutions that have been designed and crafted to maximize ROI for the dollars invested. Originating in Melbourne over 20 years ago, we are now a global leader with 7 offices worldwide. Including Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Cape Town, Mumbai, Dubai, London and Toronto. We service 25 countries globally, reaching more than 2 billion consumers in over 40 different languages. You’ll probably know us best for our flagship TVC brands… Brand Power and Zoot Review! But we offer so much more! In fact we have created a number of successful branded platforms that work across all mediums. Including TV, Radio, Outdoor, Direct Mail, POS and all Digital channels (Web, Mobile, App, Email & Social). Clients include Blue Chip organisations such as: Reckitt Benckiser, Pfizer, Coca Cola, SCA, and Unilever.

  • The VEA Group
    Post Production Manager
    2008 - 2010

    Australia’s Largest Producer and Distributor of Educational and Training DVD Resources.

    I managed the post-production department of VEA (starting as post-production supervisor before being promoted to Manager). This involved supervising a full time staff which consisted of: 3 x Online Editors, 1 x Motion Graphics Artist, 2 x Sound Mixers, 3 x DVD Authorers/Producers, 1 x Post-Production Assistant, 1 x Digitizing Ingest Operator, 1 x Other Media Authorer/Producer (who handled creating and exporting files for a digital delivery system known as ClickView).

    During my time I supervised and managed the post-production and release expectations for well over 150 titles which were released for commercial sale.

  • Win Television
    Commercial Producer/Director
    2007 - 2008

    WIN Television is the world’s largest privately owned regional television network and reaches more than 5.2 million viewers across six states of Australia and the nation’s capital. WIN Television transmissions span from Cairns to Hobart, South Australia and all of Western Australia from Albany to Kununurra.

    WIN Television provides what is well recognised as the most comprehensive news service in Australia. WIN Television produces 21 individual 30 minute local WIN News bulletins every weekday and one 60 minute bulletin seven days a week from 28 newsrooms and bureaus across the country.

    WIN is serious about digital transmission and relentless in it’s commitment to establish digital across its enormous Australian coverage area.

    WIN was the first regional broadcaster to transmit a high definition digital service 12 months ahead of Government regulatory requirements. Broadcasting high definition digital in Wollongong, Canberra, Ballarat, Tasmania, Mildura and the Southern Queensland market, WIN is continually setting the pace for its rivals.

    I was responsible for writing persuasive copy, producing and directing commercials for a variety of clients as well as supervising the editing and delivery of all TVC's to stations.

  • New Vision Media
    Commercial Director/Producer
    2005 - 2007

    Producing and Directing a range of highly successful mid budget brand equity and hard hitting quick response television campaigns for many Melbourne metro and National Clients.

    Also directed a series of highly successful and targeted political commercials for the Liberal Party of Australia.

Education

  • University of Melbourne
    BA in Film and Television
    2002 - 2004
  • Victorian College of the Arts
    Foundation Course in Film and Television
    2001 - 2001
  • Academy of Photogenic Arts
    Certificate III and IV in Film and Video Production
    2000 - 2000

Awards and Achievements

  • Nevil Shute Award

    Script writing award


    2002

📖 Past Clients

  • Dentsu Aegis Network
    Creative & Art Direction
    2013

    Some of the agencies I've worked for within Dentsu Aegis Network include:, Team Epic, The Storylab, Jumptank, Vizeum, Apollo Nation, Haystack and Huckleberry.

    This work has been for clients like: Coca-Cola, Subway, Bupa, The Victorian Government, Big W, Toyota, The AFL, Cricket Australia,

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Thomas Elliott
Education University of Melbourne
Victorian College of the Arts
Academy of Photogenic Arts
Employer The Curiosity Film Company
Location Melbourne Australia
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