We do everything to create the big picture.
The helicopter view goes like this: we make beautiful, engaging filmed content. A closer fly-by reveals we go about our work with passion, creativity and pride. Zoom in even closer and you’ll discover our collaborative approach – with each other and with our clients.
We also do the lot – write, produce, direct, edit, pitch, co-create, fly drones, wrangle camels, travel to far-flung places, basically whatever is required. And that makes us nimble, battle-hardened, laser-focused and uncannily resourceful
It doesn’t get any more demanding than producing television shows and series. Making them awesome is even trickier. In both cases, we keep chalking up the results.
Sadly, in many hands these are just giant cinematic yawn after giant cinematic yawn. In the right hands – yes, like ours – corporate videos can be beautiful, inspirational and awe-inspiring.
We approach every TV commercial as if it were a 30 – 60 second film. It’s a story to be told in a compelling way. But most of all, the viewer should walk away with something in their head: your product or message.
Up, up and away. The sky is no longer the limit, it’s our new frontier. If you haven’t already, check out the section about our drone photography capabilities, do so. The footage says it all.
We love short films. It’s where many of us cut our cinematic teeth. And it’s where we continue to hone our skills on our own projects. We’re always up for short film projects. Bring ‘em on, we say.
Content is like cold beer on a hot day: people can’t seem to get enough of it. We’re here for all your online needs great and small. And we know how to make it damn tasty too.
Staff Training Videos
Let’s face it, most training videos aren’t much chop. You wouldn’t choose to watch them. Ever. But here at Mezzanine Films, we’re about making training videos instructional, informative and engaging.
We love good docos. Making them, that is. We’re fearless (in a good way), resourceful and inquisitive. And we’ve acquired a fair bit of experience and success along the way too.
No matter what your event is, we’ve got it covered. We’ll happily produce, shoot and edit an engaging video. Corporate, sporting, weddings, parties, anything, really.
Revelation: radio is a visual art. It’s painting a picture with sound. We have many, many years’ experience in all aspects of radio production, including in front of the microphone.
Stig is a force of nature. Actor, writer, director and inspiration to all, his energy could power a fleet of submarines.
With over 25 years in the business – both in front of the camera and behind it – Stig’s worked with some of the very best people. And learned more than a thing or too as well. For example, the rare skill of being able to coax memorable performances from actors and regular people alike.
When he’s not in front of the camera he can be found behind it, directing, producing and generally adding his considerable creative firepower to the overall mix. He is our general, our muse, our Stig.
D.O.P., Camera Operator, Photographer
Even as a teenager, Anthony knew that he wanted to dedicate his life to all things film. After studying Film and Television at VCA and Swinburne, he found his way to Mezzanine, where he’s been making significant cinematic statements ever since as a cinematographer, producer, camera operator and photographer.
You name it, Anthony has shot it. And shot it well. TV pilots, short films, commercials, corporate videos and even a new travel television series, Photo Number 6. The only thing that comes close to matching Anthony’s passion for film is his belief in the importance working collaboratively to make every shot memorable.
Ask John how he feels about sound and his response says it all: “Sound is what I live for.” As a musician, sound engineer and sound recordist, John has truly dedicated his life to his craft. And over the past five years, he has dedicated himself to all things sound at Mezzanine.
John’s dedication makes the Mezzanine post-production team extremely happy. You see, he is utterly committed to capturing the most pristine sound while on set. And he manages that despite shooting at some of the noisiest locations you can imagine.
That’s John. And sound is his life.
Lee is our producer. And no one gets stuff done like she does. Need to put a film crew on an Icelandic glacier double quick? Consider it done. Perhaps film a camel wandering down a CBD street? No problem. She takes care of the big picture. And is always across the tiniest details. But what really sets her apart is her ability to make things happen. Efficiently, creatively and without fuss.
With almost 30 years’ experience in audio, film and all things production, including working inside major advertising agencies, Lee’s producer credentials are complemented by her creative sensibilities.
Before Rikki learned to fly, he got a thorough grounding in all things film. In his first three years on terra firma with Mezzanine he wore many different hats: Cameraman, AC, Grip, Gaffer, Assistant Editor and After Effects Compositor. And then the calling of the sky became too strong.
So in 2016, Rikki went and got his wings. Now a fully accredited CASA-licensed UAV Pilot, he’s our top gun aerial cinematographer. Never happier than when he’s piloting his DJI Inspire 2, Rikki captures stunning footage from the skies.
Camera Operator & Assistant Editor
Yet another of Mezzanine’s talented cinematic all-rounders, Dillon excels as a Camera Operator and Assistant Editor. What sets him apart is not only a cracking eye for the visual, but an innate understanding of the art of storytelling – all those little nuances that elevate the visual into a seamless emotive narrative.
Dillon’s other strength is that he and Mezzanine’s DOP Anthony Littlechild work very closely together. And they also share a similar style of shooting, which is a real advantage when filming with multiple cameras. (It’s hard to put into words why this is such a big deal, but trust us – it is.)
Like everyone at Mezzanine, film is in Liam’s blood. And like everyone at Mezzanine, Liam is not only multi-skilled but seriously accomplished too. His main job title is ‘Editor’, but he’s also a passionate film maker and director. So much so that Liam can often be found working with Stig as a First Assistant Director.
Liam’s love for all things film has seen him work on many award-winning music videos, short films and even a feature film over the past five years. For the technically-minded, Liam has extensive experience inside the Adobe Suite across a range of projects, from corporate to the fiercely creative.