Victorian Electoral Commission chooses Unreal Films

Victorian Electoral Commission chooses Unreal Films

We are delighted to announce that the Victorian Electoral Commission has chosen  Unreal Films to renew their frontline election officials training DVD, to be used in November’s Victorian State Election. This’ll be our eighth film for voting centre staff, which is a foundation we’re delighted to be able to stand on; but of course we’re […]

Stan Crichton: Making it count since 1953

Stan Crichton: Making it count since 1953

Meet Stan Crichton, overseeing the 26 staff conducting the Hunter & Patterson fresh scrutiny (having first been OIC at a Pre-Poll Centre, then a PPLO on election day). Stan tells me he started working in elections SIXTY YEARS ago, as a dec issuing officer in the NSW State Election in 1953. Now a boyish 87, […]

Federal Election Day

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Unreal Films project news | No Comments
Federal Election Day

Well, Saturday 7th September finally arrived. Here’s an account of my adventures… For me it’s a perpetually weird experience to work for months in preparation for an election then not be involved in the election itself… it’s like helping organize a party then not turning up! So I was sincerely delighted when we were awarded the contract […]

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. […]

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 […]