Video Portfolio

Freelance Film Projects

(Digital Filmmaker: Produced, directed, filmed and edited)

Warrnambool P.S gets Strategic with a video

Part of Warrnambool Primary School’s updated strategic plan is to create a clear and efficient way for conveying its goals and vision. A video, with a simple message told by the people who love the school – the students and staff- has been a great tool in explaining the strategic plan to the school community.

Eastern Barred Bandicoots return to Hamilton (April 2016)

This short story was filmed and Edited for Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and shared on their social media channels and website. It is 1 of 4 short video stories created for DELWP

Fletchers Jones Garden Party (2015)

First Ladies ran around with their video camera to capture the day for the Save the Silver Ball and Fletchers Gardens committee and posted this clip the following day on their facebook page. We think this video is a great example of both of our ability to capture an event, and our quick turnaround in creating and publishing stories while they are current.

Community Service Videos

I was engaged by Brophy and Family Youth Services to create a four videos to shine a light of the some of their programs and services. Brophy felt that video would be a way to engage with clients and an easy way to promote their programs on their social media channels.

Cooper Lower Music Clips

Cooper Lower asked me to come along and film him recording his album in a small studio in Warrnambool. Cooper is giving his fans a taster of his upcoming album by releasing a new music clip each week on Facebook leading up to the launch. It is a very clever publicity strategy because his clips got over 30,000 views in just a few short weeks and plenty of shares and comment too.

Inside The Foyer

Inside The Foyer aims to break down some stereotypes around The Foyer, a youth accommodation setting in Warrnambool run by Brophy and Family Youth Services. This film was initiated by the young residents at The Foyer. A handful of residents were mentored through the process of filming and editing the film by Colleen Hughson and supported by Foyer staff.

Tarerer “Come Back To The Land” Showcase Concert DVD

First Ladies was engaged to film and edit the Tarerer “Come Back To The Land” Showcase Concert at the Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool as part of the Aus Music Festival Warrnambool 2015. Tarerer is a showcase of Indigenous and non-Indigenous music, film, arts, dance and cultural activities.

2015 South West TAFE Graduation and Awards Ceremony Videos

Creation of short profile videos of student award winners screened at the South West TAFE Awards Ceremony (2015). To watch more head to

Sybil and Sam’s Wedding Video

First Ladies works with an experienced team of shooters to capture the laughter, tears and joy of your special day. Their aim is to create wedding videos that are both cinematic and natural to tell the love story of each couple.

SSAFE in the South West Program

SSAFE in the South West is a program run by Brophy Family & Youth Services in Warrnambool. In August, 2014, Warrnambool held its first ever Drag Show. In the same week, SSAFE in the South West held a series of Transgender/Gender diverse workshops. The SSAFE project provides information, training, support and resources to schools.

K9000 Coin Operated Dog Wash

A promotional video about the story behind the Tru Blu Dog Wash, the world's most successful coin operated dog-wash. This video is used at overseas Pet Trade Shows and on their Tru-Blu business website. Shorter edits from this video are posted on Tru Blu's social media pages

David Higgins: Silk Painter

Dave Higgins is an artist from Warrnambool. In this short film, you can see how he creates his silk paintings. This film was created to display alongside David’s paintings in an exhibition in Japan (December 2013)

Peter Read: Whale Tracker

A celebration of the Southern Right Whales that visit Warrnambool each winter and a man who is totally passionate about them. Pete: Whale Tracker won Best Film at the inaugural Port Campbell Film Festival (2014)

Play it Again (CASS School Production)

Three primary schools in & near Warrnambool joined forces to write, direct and perform the play 'Play it Again'. Here is a short video that captures some of the excitement and magic of the performance. This video, along with documentation, was sent off to the funding bodies who supported the CASS Project as proof of project outcomes and completion.

The Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club video

This presentation video is used to introduce people to the mountain bike club and the aims & purpose of the club.

Warrnambool Base Hospital Emergency Department Orientation Video

This video was created to help new doctors orientate themselves with the Emergency Department. Client is South West Healthcare. This video is embedded into the South West Healthcare website and is viewed by new and visiting doctors before commencing work in the Emergency Department.

Surfing 4All

In March 2013, American adaptive surfer Christiaan ‘Otter’ Bailey visited Warrnambool to assist Kylie Thulborn share the stoke about adaptive surfing and skating. 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. Created to promote the 'Sharing The Stoke' campaign and break down stereotypes around (dis)ability.

Kuuyang Maar: Online Fishing with your Mob

A 20 min project on the importance of indigenous communities coming together celebrating culture (funded by Victorian Responsible Gambling Association, Southwest Healthcare, Bethany, Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative, Kirrae Health Service, Gamblers Helpline, Southwest PCP, Closing The Gap Program) The video is distributed as a DVD

Gunditj Mirring Partnership Project

A 14 min about the importance of the Indigenous Ecological Review (funded by Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Caring for our country, Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Cooperative) This video is embedded on the Gunditj Mirring website and distributed as a DVD

Port Fairy LivCom

Why was the Port Fairy community awarded the most liveable community in the world (2012)? This video celebrates the people and the town of Port Fairy (funded by Moyne Shire). Screened at Port fairy's weekend celebrating their ‘Worlds Most Liveable Community’. Showing at the Port Fairy Visitors Centre.

Healthy Active South West

A 15 min video project (2010) that demonstrates the aims of the Healthy Active South West program in south west Victoria. Distributed on DVD

Playtime Buddies

A 15 min video project on the benefits of a playgroup for disadvantaged families (funded by the Bayside City Council Maternal Child and Health and Being Active, Eating Well). Distributed on DVD

‘Sports 4 All

A 14 min video project on inclusive sports programs (The South West Sports Assembly and Victorian State Department of Planning and Community Development). Distributed on DVD


Digital Filmmaker & DVD Production for ‘Rural Women in a Changing Climate: BSW Case Study’ a 6 min video project presented at the 2009 Statewide Women and Climate Change Forum (Victorian State Department of Planning and Community Development: Women, Drought and Climate Change)


Digital Filmmaker for Port Fairy community film project ‘a little more conversation, a little less action’ an initiative of Port Fairy Film Society and Moyneyana House. In this short documentary, some of the elderly residents of Moyneyana House tell their life stories (funded by Regional Arts Victoria and Moyne Shire)

‘Building The Community: Hoi An, Vietnam

Digital Filmmaker & DVD Production for ‘Building The Community: Hoi An, Vietnam’ a 16 min video on a group of Melbourne RMIT architecture students who travel to Vietnam to create the blueprints for transitional housing for disadvantaged youths (funded by RMIT & Architects Without Frontiers.) 2007. Used as an educational resource at RMIT


Digital Filmmaker & DVD Production for ‘SCOPE Young Ambassadors’ a 7 min video project on a program that educates primary school aged children about ‘seeing the person not the disability’ (A partnership between SCOPE, Bayside & Port Phillip MetroAccess.)


Digital Filmmaker & DVD Production for “Working Together towards building Inclusive Communities” DVD an initiative of Bayside City Council MetroAcess and the Department of Human Services Southern Metropolitan Region.


Freelance Digital Filmmaker for various video segments for CSIRO Publishing streamed on the CSIRO website, and broadcast on Totally Wild Channel Seven & ABC News