Congratulations to our Director and Lead Creative Damien Cassar who won Best Direction in an Online Comedy Project at the Australian Directors’ Guild Awards. Thanks to everyone who worked on Engine Room’s short comedy “Lowering Awareness”! Coverage of Damien’s win can be found here.
Recently our Director and Lead Creative Damien Cassar was in the USA for a screening of our comedy short Lowering Awareness at the LA Comedy Festival. The screening went well and we’re looking forward to the short doing the festival circuit throughout the year.
Our comedy short “Lowering Awareness’ has made the front page of Funny or Die. We’re honoured to be included on a page that has housed Between Two Ferns and Drunk History.
Our Director and Lead Creative Damien Cassar recently talked to Shots Online about the future of the production company. Check out his thoughts here.
Herman Miller Asia Pacific was looking for a beautiful, long form brand film that spoke to its amazing new smart desk, T2.
With the help of renowned cinematographer Jules O’Loughlin (Sanctum, Wish You Were Here, Redfern Now), we shot this beautiful day-in-the-life of a young worker who is aided by the presence of his awesome Herman Miller smart desk.
To attract potential employees, jewellery brand Pandora engaged us to create a brand video focusing on the experience of a member of their staff.
Using a cinematic documentary approach, the resulting video tells the story of Sydney employee Rana, and has been lauded by the company as beautifully capturing the essence of the brand.
We were pumped to produce a series of videos for Kim Beach – Northern Beaches fitness and wellbeing guru who is passionate about helping busy women lead a fitter and healthier life.
The videos included this poetic hero piece, centred around the story of a bumblebee.
Today Engine Room was shortlisted for the national Mumbrella Awards for ‘Production House of the Year’. Great recognition for a committed team that has worked so hard this year and produced outstanding work for our clients.
At the end of 2014 Engine Room was engaged by BNM Waterfront to produce a suite of content for Camp Gallipoli events around Australia.
The films featured all of Australia’s past and current Victoria Cross recipients (Keith Payne, Daniel Keirghan, Mark Donaldson, Ben Roberts-Smith, Cameron Baird – represented via his father Doug), television legend Ray Martin, ambassadors Shane Warne and Shannon Noll, and Ben Roberts-Smith also presented. We also conducted spectacular drone shoots at Sydney’s Hyde Park War Memorial and Turimetta Beach.
One of the highlight pieces was the below “Together at Gallipoli” film. On Saturday 11th April, 22 children, representing many of the cultures that fought together at Gallipoli, came together to shoot a beautiful, evocative celebration of the multiculturalism behind the Anzac Spirit. The children not only each performed a piece of dialogue to camera, but remained a unit as a drone hovered nearby for 10 minutes with crew and parents out of shot.
Camp Gallipoli events were held on Anzac Eve in all major Australian capital cities. Engine Room was proud to be a production partner for such a noteworthy event.
To help launch Crown Group’s fantastic new apartment development at Ashfield, Engine Room produced this delicate, beautiful launch film using the single motif of a woman in a forest.
Engine Room looks forward to further working with Crown Group to push the boundaries of the property video, potentially into the realm of branded narrative.
CBA Essential Super wanted to make some lighthearted and shareable content about their super product. The solution: asking people on the street how much they knew about pop culture versus their own super! Unsurprisingly, the results lent in one direction (mind the pun). Check out some of the funny responses below.
Cyber-safety. It’s an important issue. To get the message out, Intel Security asked us to create this comedy piece, pairing primary school students with their parents as they endeavoured to show them how to use the digital world. Suffice to say, the results were amusing. The video was successful online, also screening on Channel 9’s Today Show.
In October 2014 Crown Group announced the landmark Sydney development Sydney by Crown. To mark the occasion Crown commissioned a film that captured the poetry, excitement and innovation around the creation of a new icon for the Sydney skyline.
The film premiered on board the Starship to a select group of investors, media and special guests and was then released online via Crown’s home page and social channels. Within four hours of release, Crown secured a sell-out of its apartments, and we were honoured to have been involved.