• Harvey Shares the Stoke

    Harvey is 11 year old wheelie from Warrnambool, Victoria. Like most boys he is full of froth and passionate about sport. Harvey is actively involved in a range of sports but his love of heart pumping adrenaline stirring adventure sports has seen him evolve into a full- on grom and serious shredder. Surfing and skating are part of the daily ritual of life for Harvey. The freedom of soaring across a wave with his brother, adaptive style or the thrill […]

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  • Bullying is a Reality

    ‘Bullying is a Reality‘ is a series of interviews that explores what it is like for young people who experience bullying. Bullying is a Reality was created by SWTAFE VCAL Foundation Group students in collaboration with Colleen Hughson in her role as ABC Open Producer south west Victoria. The project was filmed in the SWTAFE Multimedia Studio. Credits: Film and sound recording: Hamish Barker, Tobias Barker and Andrew Geary Edited by: Danielle Tickner, Andrew Geary and Scott McMillan Senior Editor […]

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  • Surfing 4 All

    In March 2013, American surfer Christiaan ‘Otter’ Bailey visited Warrnambool to assist Kylie Thulborn to spread the word about adaptive surfing and skating. Together, they organised a whole host of events and speaking engagements. The ‘Surfing 4 All’ event in Warrnambool, was supported by a host of local agencies and volunteers, with the aim of getting people in wheelchairs to take the plunge and have a go at surfing. Some of the participants had never been in the ocean before. […]

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  • Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club

    The Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club is a volunteer-run community club that love to ride bikes over all sorts of terrain. The club is made up of a committed bunch of people who welcome and cater for riders of all ages and abilities. This video is designed to let the community know that the club exists and to introduce new members to the club. This video was presented to the Warrnambool City Council in a meeting about the future use of Thunder […]

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  • Pete: The Whale Tracker

    Winter in Warrnambool meant Whales. What started out as a My Crazy Passion story on Whale Tracker Peter Read ended up with me spending days upon days filming Southern Right Whales at Logan’s Beach. Peter Read is passionate about Southern Right Whales. Southern Right Cows visit Warrnambool each winter to have their baby calves. The mothers spend 2-3 months developing their baby’s swimming skills and building their strength until they are ready to undertake their annual migration of up to […]

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  • Port Fairy, the most livable community in the World!

    My latest project took me back to Port Fairy to record why people love living in their town so much. I hooked up with filmmaker James Russell to capture vox pops at the Saturday Community Market and then raced back to the editing suite to have it online by the following morning. Granted we stayed up most of the night editing and arguing about what should stay and what should go. Problem was, we filmed way too much great stuff […]

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Recent Projects

  • Peterborough Snapshots Project

    Peterborough Snapshots Project

    Inspired by the film Baraka, I am embarking on a nature documentary and taking the town of Peterborough along for the ride. The wild ocean, winter surf, storms, rain, underwater wonderland, shipwrecks, local flora and fauna, will be all captured and celebrated on film. ‘Snapshots’ is the name of the film project that will involve the small and beautiful community of Peterborough, Victoria, creating a collaborative film project. I have teamed up with the Peterborough Residents Group to invite the […]

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  • Winter Storm

    Storms hit Warrnambool on Tuesday, June 24th, and I was there with my gopro at the right time in the right place to witness the sea at its wildest. I didn’t intentionally go out to get wind blown and soaked by the giant waves but sitting at my desk doing work when I knew there was some crazy action going on just five minutes down the road from my home was way too tempting. So I grabbed the gopro and […]

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  • Silver Ball Film Screening

    What does ‘keeping the ball in the air” mean to you? This is the theme explored by Warrnambool filmmakers in 2014 for the inaugural Silver Ball Film Festival. For those who are reading this and are not local to Warrnambool, the Silver Ball is an iconic large steel silver ball that stands 40 metres tall and can be seen on the Warrnambool skyline. It once operated as a water tower for the Fletcher Jones Factory. Want to know more? Here […]

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  • Silk Painting in Time Lapse

    Warrnambool Artist David Higgins asked me to put together a video piece on how he creates his silk paintings. The audience for this video is the fashion industry in Japan. He is selling his silks to create beautiful kimonos. He projected this video at a Textile Exhibition he had in Tokyo Dec 15th, 2013. I filmed this project over a few weeks and used time lapse to capture the long process of creating one of David’s beautiful silks.

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  • Gunditj Mirring Partnership Project

    Gunditj Mirring Partnership Project

    I have wanted to visit Lake Condah in south west Victoria for quite a few years now and this year I had the chance to both film it and learn about the landscape first-hand from Ben Church, Gunditj Mirring Partnership Project Field Officer. Ben Church, Micko Bell (Gunditj Mirring Partnership Project Admin) and Lenny Cooper (Glenelg Hopkins CMA Indigenous Community Coordinator) are three local men that were interviewed for the Gunditj Mirring Partnership Project video. This video explores the importance of […]

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  • Framlingham Fishing Story screens during NAIDOC week

    Framlingham Fishing Story screens during NAIDOC week

    Kuuyang Maar is the name of a short documentary that I made for the Aboriginal Gambling Working Party in south west Victoria. Kuuyang (Eel/Fish) Maar (Group) In May, I was invited out to Framlingham Aboriginal Mission in south west Victoria, to document a fishing competition that was organised by the Aboriginal Gambling Working Party. The fishing competition was held as a Responsible Gambling Week event and the idea was to get the mob together to do something socially and culturally […]

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  • Mortlake Shines Film Screening

    Mortlake Shines Film Screening

    You’re invited to a public screening of the Mortlake Shines Filmmaking Project! Between April – June 2013, I worked with 10 primary school aged students to create short documentaries on people in the Mortlake community. I mentored the students through the process of creating a short documentary film using their iPads to film and edit their stories. The films can now be viewed on the Mortlake Shines Weebly. Or, to meet the young filmmakers and get an idea of the […]

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  • Colleen’s Blog

    Colleen’s Blog

    Hey there, my name is Colleen Hughson and I am a filmmaker from Warrnambool. I have a video production company called First Ladies Productions. I am presently working as an ‘Artist in School’ at St.Colman’s Primary School. We are creating films from go to woe, using IPads. I have only recently stopped working as an ABC Open Producer for south west Victoria. So if you want to see what I have been doing recently, you can read my blog on […]

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