The Team

We are a team of talented local creatives dedicated to making beautiful content. We can tailor the exact crew that works with you depending on the size, budget and requirement of your project.
With over 50 years of experience between us, we can guide you in making the most effective content for your business or project.

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Alana Tompson

Cinematographer, Director & Editor

Alana Tompson is an award winning cinematographer and editor based in Melbourne,

Australia. She specialises in producing creative and thought provoking documentary

and advertising content. Alana has carved her path as a hard-working media professional with a strong sense of duty to the planet. Her first job was as a camera operator filming for Animal Planet's network television series, Whale Wars. She spent 100 days at sea documenting the high seas clashes between the Japanese Whaling Fleet and the conservation group, Sea Shepherd.
 

She founded Black Ant Films in 2015 and has worked with clients such as Melbourne Fashion Festival, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Elle Magazine, Google, Ferrari, Barcroft Media, Alpha Romeo, Yarra City Council, GQ Magazine, Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, Polyglot Theatre Company, Big hArt, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, Screen Producers Australia, PETA and Evian Water. 

  

In 2017 Alana won three awards at the Houston Worldfest International Film Festival for three short films she shot in Texas, U.S.A. In 2019 her first feature length documentary, Defend, Conserve, Protect won Best International Feature Documentary at the American Documentary Film Festival. 

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Cordelia Brown

Animator & Motion Designer

Cordelia is a Melbourne based Animator and Motion Designer. 

She completed her Master of Arts (Animation and Interactive Media) at RMIT.
Cordelia has been working in the industry for over 12 years and has worked with clients such as ABC News, NAB, MYOB, Victorian Government (Heritage Victoria, Dept of Transport, Worksafe Vic), RMIT and the Australian Tax Office.


Cordelia loves abstract shapes and patterns and creating visual tricks and eye dazzlement.

She enjoys seeing projects through from any stage, whether it's a kernel of an idea or a fully realised storyboard. 

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Sally Biasiutti

Editor

After studying Film and Television at Deakin University in Melbourne, Sally moved to the UK to launch her career in post-production, working for five years as in-house editor and head of post production at Hey Buddy TV in London. Since returning to Melbourne in 2012 she has worked for a number of high profile television production companies, specialising in long form TV documentaries and factual entertainment. Highlights include: Channel 4 UK’s 'Nelson Mandela Superstar', Blackfella Films' award winning 'Filthy, Rich and Homeless' for SBS, and Brown Cabs' 'Warburdar Bununu: Watershield' for NITV.


Recently, Sally has shifted her attention to short form storytelling, bringing a high level of quality, creativity and professionalism to all her edits. She has an exciting slate of multi-platformed projects with a number of arts, environmental and social change organisations. 

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Han Palmer

Steadicam Operator and Lighting Technician

Based primarily in Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, Han is an experienced and passionate steadicam operator, gaffer and cinematographer. On their days off you can find Han exploring the wild with their trusty kelpie dog, mountain bike and camera.
Some of Han’s most recent selected accomplishments include TVCs for Mazda Australia, Priceline and SES. Webseries: ‘Scattered’, ‘The Power of the Dream’ and ‘Girl Interpreted’ (all three funded by Screen Australia), SBS Short Film ‘AMAR’ and Comican’t (2nd at Tropfest), TV Shows ‘The Fires’, ‘Surviving Summer’, ‘Metro Sexual’ and ‘Rostered On S2’. As well as music videos for Something for Kate, Thelma Plum, Meg Mac, Courtney Barnett and Kimbra.
Han owns a range of equipment including a steadicam Steadyrig setup, crafted by one of the industries most experienced engineers, a wireless setup and sprinter lighting van package, inclusive of M40s, M18s, Dyno 650cs and much more.

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Becka Mezzatesta

Producer

Becka is a Melbourne based producer and director with over 10 years experience in the industry. She has completed a Bachelor of Media Studies and a Masters of International Development majoring in social change and deep ecology, both at LaTrobe University.
Becka has directed and produced documentary and digital content for a range of clients including Oxfam Australia, Storyscape, The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, Invest Victoria, Bupa, Ford Australia and China, Holden GM and more. She co-directed and produced ‘Mining The Truth’ an independent documentary that explores the social impacts of the expansion of the mining industry in Australia (awarded best film at the Environmental Film Festival in 2013) 

As a freelance Producer Becka has worked for production companies around the world and for clients such as KPMG, Apple and Verizon. She has produced and camera operated on factual television series ‘Send in The Dogs’, with Quail TV and Nine Network and ‘Wag Nation’, Foxtel for Shine Australia.  And recently supported on the feature documentary ‘The Magnitude Of All Things’ Cedar Island Films, with Canadian director Jennifer Abbott.