20 plus years ago we started working in network television.
Now, our collective experience includes; producing, directing and post producing TV shows and series, TVC and documentaries as well as a plethora of corporate comms and training. We also consult in digital strategy and digital marketing.
We are passionate about creating and imparting stories that engage on an emotional level.
We run a lean, modern business model, that allows us to scale to the projects at hand, engaging with our trusted network of industry professionals.
Our business model is a proven success and provides us the focus and flexibility for our direct involvement in each and every project that comes through the door.
Contact us and we’ll step you through some of our work and discuss how we can best help you.
What do I do?
My 20+ year career in broadcast television and digital media has been built on being able to successfully craft and deliver the right media for the message and the audience. So it’s no surprise that my primary role at mediaRock is to guide you through our production process, and to ensure that the content we produce for you is smart and effective.
My work covers all aspects of production but centres mainly around content conceptualisation and messaging. Whether the content is a stand alone broadcast or part of a complex digital content structure, it’s my job to work with you to define the vision, craft the messaging and maintain those elements throughout the production and post-production process.
What have I done in the past?
I started in TV. I moved from directing and producing national television into the digital media industry at a time when the building blocks of working with digital mediums were still being established. That may have scared the bank manager at the time, but it gave me an opportunity to build a business and work with some amazing people at the top end of town. I’ve always been a fast adopter, and blending the old with the new saw that business fare well over its 8-year life span.
From there I moved into digital strategy. Moving from a senior producer to strategist really rounded out my experience in digital and again I got to work with some great people and clients.
Who are some people I haved worked with?
Westpac, Eli Lilly, Baxter, Roche, Cochlear, Westfield, Mirvac, Stockland, AHRC, ABC, DTV, ING, UNSW, Telstra, Optus, Fox Studios, Citrix Systems(APAC and USA)… and many agencies.
David Started in TV in 1993 as a reporter on the 80′s and 90′s iconic kids show ‘Wonder World!’. He went on to work as a tv writer and presenter on several other TV shows and became Executive producer and co-host of Channel 9′s national saturday morning show ‘The Zone’ at the ripe old age of 26.
While working at Sydney’s Beyond Productions David divided his time between Presenting, shooting and writing. Credits at that time include ‘Just Kidding’, ‘The Midday Show’ ‘Coca-Cola NRG’ ‘Sex/Life’ and ‘Channel V’
David then studied film lighting at ‘AFTRS’, co-launched the successful morning variety show ‘It’s about time’ in 1998 – his first time around as both Executive producer and editor, and spent the next decade combining his skills as a director, writer, D.O.P and editor.
A real highlight for David was shooting and editing ‘The Ties That Bind’. The show that was critically acclaimed and has the unique honor of receiving Australian Pay Television’s very first logie nomination. (David also wrote the forward for the book of that series)
David has shot and directed all over the globe, from run and gun to big budget ad campaigns. Other directing and producing credits include ‘Erotic Star’ shown in 13 countries, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show Russell Crowe Special’, ‘DIY Spy’ a multitude of corporate films including training films for NSW Police and many large IT companies and charity work for Amnesty International and the NSW Blood Service
Brendan O’Brien is a music/sound design/audio professional with enormous experience in copy writing, brand creation and concept development.
In 2010 Brendan won the award for Best Achievement In Sound for an Australian Short Film at Flickerfest 2010 for the animated film Zero (9,000,000+ views). He was also nominated for a Screen Sound Guild Award. A second guild nomination came in 2012 for The Maker.
In 2012 Brendan headed up the massive film project for BHP Billiton Iron Ore in Western Australia. This is involved the researching, writing and production of two half hour documentaries focusing on the investigation of serious safety incidents.
In addition to his reguar corporate work with mediaRock clients, 2014-15 saw Brendan continue his long-standing association with award winning actor/director/activist Leah Purcell. He composed the soundtrack to an episode of the Foxtel series Who We Are entitled Brand New Clan and worked as sound designer/composer on two highly successful plays directed by Ms Purcell for Belvoir Street Theatre, Brothers Wreck and Louis Nowra’s Radiance. Other credits include…
Wake Up Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, 2011, ‘The Story of the Miracles at Cookies Table’, QPAC/Bungabura, 2010, Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun, ABC/Bungabura, 2009, The 7 Stages of Grieving, Sydney Theatre Company, 2008, Howie The Rookie, Kooemba Djarra, 2006, Black Chicks Talking stage play, QPAC/La Boite, 2002, Black Chicks Talking documentary, SBS/Bungabura…(IF Award Winner/Logie nominated 2003), The Ties That Bind, Foxtel/Discovery…(Logie nominated 2002), The Time Game, Bruning Bell, 1992
Brendan’s early career in advertising was in music, writing literally hundreds of jingles for the likes of Channel 7, Woolworths, Retravision and Burswood Casino. From there he moved into copy writing and brand development. Notably he was Creative Director for the reintroduction of fresh milk into NSW primary schools, creating 2 large animated TV campaigns for Milk Marketing NSW in 1995 and 1997. As part of this he also wrote a children’s educational play “A Milky Way Out Adventure”, which toured NSW schools. This lead to him being asked to do the same for other primary producers, resulting in “Wish Upon A Food Star” which was performed at Agview and the Royal Easter Show.
While the majority of Brendan’s work has been in music based campaigns has also written print ads for the likes of Renault and Volvo Trucks.