Why Documentaries began in 2000 assisting in a documentary celebrating the great work of John Macumba who had begun the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association twenty years prior. From here a keen interest in community stories grew.
Why Documentaries understands the effectiveness of media to lead to change and we he aim to work on projects that make a real and positive difference. We believe we do this by utilising media across platforms to tell stories which raise empathy between all groups.
We strive to tell community stories of importance by collecting local stories ensuring we capture them before it's too late, showing both sides of the story as well as we can, by striving to do work of national importance, by not being scared of a challenge and by always asking why. The quintessential question in documentary being why.
Although we can produce any digital media areas we do specialise in the following: Cultural Heritage and History, Mental Health Awareness, Cross Cultural Work, Education and Environment projects. Check out our website to see what else we offer.
Why Documentaries have produced projects about HACC services, fire safety, dementia, the National Respite for Carers program, on mental illness, to promote council, create awareness campaigns, training videos, promotional DVDs to name just a few.
Media is so important to reach niche or disadvantaged communities. We have experience working with all sectors of the community and we have produced high quality DVD resources for the elderly, Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) audiences in language (including Turkish, Macedonian, Portuguese, Polish, Arabic, Greek, Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, Cambodian, Assyrian, Vietnamese), young people and marginalised groups as well as corporate or large organisations.
Javier is a highly experienced broadcast camera operator who has filmed 100s of hours of footage. He has freelanced on a number of projects including TVCs, documentaries, corporate videos, online video, live webstreaming, international live telecasts, promotional videos, and as a news camera operator. His credits include as Director of Photography, Camera Operator & Editor. Proficient also as a broadcast editor using AVID/Final Cut Pro.
Holden is an avid young film maker driven by his love for story telling and the power they hold. Starting at young ageing and winning many short film festivals, Holden is both a creative and highly skilled player in the quickly evolving Australian film scene. Muriel Rukeyser “the world is not made of atoms, its made of stories”
Sandra Pires Multiplatform Producer. Bachelor of Arts (Communications)/Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology Adv Dip in Screen & Media. Sandra Pires is a local film maker interested in producing quality media to produce effective and positive behavioural change. Realising the potential of empathy in film making, her main works look at understanding history and viewpoints from very diverse subgroups. With a background in psychology, this has assisted in validating research, focus groups and assisting in concepts for awareness campaigns for Government organisations which have lead to a number of National and State Awards.
Emma Carroll is especially passionate about projects promoting personal and ecological health, exploring the wonders of the natural world and creating comedic content for kids. Her particular positive upbeat and intimate visual style have proven popular online. One of only a handful of qualified Multiplatform Producers in Australia, Emma is also experienced in short form productions, trailers, interstitials and webisodes. Emma is creative director of the wee earthlings channel, campaign filmmaker for the Total Environment Centre and was among the creators of ABC television's Giggle and Hoot.
With over 25 years experience in Business Administration, Karen provides staff support service to Why Documentaries and brings her skills and knowwledge in all area of office work.
We can help your organisation produce any type of digital media you need. Our commitment is that we always give you 100% and we can offer you innovative solutions to suit your timeline and budget. We offer every client three drafts of the script and the edit or until we get it right, your way. Our clients are our partners.