Many Happy Returns

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Unreal Films project news | No Comments
Many Happy Returns

We have just supplied the Victorian Electoral Commission with DVD versions of a production we completed for them earlier this year in which I followed three Returning Officers through the 2012 Local Body elections, which is right now being used in the induction and training of new senior election managers for the upcoming State elections. […]

World Famous (In Porirua)

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Unreal Films company news | No Comments
World Famous (In Porirua)

Unreal Films is based in Porirua City, 20km north of Wellington. Its a young, culturally rich, beautiful place. This is also my home town where I grew up, went to school and still live, and I like it a lot. So we’re quietly kinda chuffed that Porirua City Council has chosen us as one of […]

Poor research!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Poor research!

So here I am in Nowra on the NSW South Coast, lurking late on a damp Saturday night in a huge re-purposed toyshop (interesting metaphor?!), waiting for the OICs to start arriving back with their ballot papers. Its been a fifteen hour day… so far. And *NOW* I think of looking to see what other […]

Welcome to “DemocracyTV”

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Unreal Films company news | No Comments
Welcome to “DemocracyTV”

Gidday, and welcome to DemocracyTV, my new blog and newsletter. I’m planning to use this to let you know from time to time about what me and the rest of the Unreal Films team are up to in our work supporting electoral commissions to do your exceptionally important work. I hope you will find this […]

Just Deserts

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Unreal Films project news | No Comments
Just Deserts

Morning all, gidday from the Far Northern Queensland desert, where I’m filming the beginnings of federal Remote Polling for the AEC. Its been a pretty remarkable experience, and SO beautiful. The communities here have their problems for sure, but produce some remarkable people. I’ve been privileged to work alongside some of these from the AEC’s […]

First Facebook film for indigenous voters goes live

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Unreal Films project news | No Comments
First Facebook film for indigenous voters goes live

Our first Facebook-distributed film for the AEC’s ‘Our Vote, Our Future’ campaign went live last week. It features the very lovely Gail Smiler speaking about the place of voting in her life and community. This interview was shot during  remote polling for Western Australia’s State Election last year. Remote polling has just started for the Australian […]

87,000 DVDs arrive in Australia for Federal Election

Posted by on Aug 3, 2013 in Uncategorized, Unreal Films project news | No Comments
87,000 DVDs arrive in Australia for Federal Election

In our biggest single DVD manufacturing run ever, 87,000 DVDs of “The Election Experience”, our film for the AEC’s frontline staff in the upcoming Federal Election, have arrived in Australia. As you read this, these two tonnes of disks are arriving at AEC State offices nationwide, ready for distribution once the election period is underway (now THERE […]

Film-making for the blind

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Film-making for the blind

Alright, I’ll admit it… making a film for the blind did sound a bit like some sort of strange  joke when the AEC first raised it. We go to great lengths to shoot 25 pretty images every single second, right? Turns out (as usual!) my first reaction was quite misguided. For several reasons video, and […]