About Iris Pictures

IRIS PICTURES is an award-winning media production company with an international reputation for broadcast documentaries and client communication programs. Since 1991, we have successfully collaborated with the ABC, SBS and a range of clients including not-for-profits, non-government organisations and government departments.

We work closely with our clients to produce high definition DVDs and online videos for educational, training and promotional purposes. Drawing on our expertise in gaining access to powerful, intimate human stories we create programs and campaigns that entertain, inspire and empower audiences.

Iris Pictures also works with clients to build digital media strategies and develop online tools and resources to accompany our video productions. We have experience creating and using interactive websites and social media to develop and sustain relationships with users.

Developing a close working relationship with clients throughout the project ensures that the finished production will meet and surpass expectations. We are happy to work with a project steering committee or one or two people designated to oversee the approval process.

We believe in the importance of an ethical process as much as excellent results and are dedicated to delivering engaging content, on time and on budget.

Iris Pictures Board Members

Jessica Douglas-Henry
Jessica Douglas-HenryDirector
Jessica started as an apprentice making industrial documentaries in the Pilbarra in the 1970s and has gone on to be an award winning documentary director and producer. Her recent feature documentary ‘Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls’ was screened at film festivals around the world. She founded Iris Pictures with business partner Mary-Ellen Mullane in 1991. Jessica is currently Series Producer at ABC Compass.
Juliet Cobb
Juliet CobbDirector
Juliet has many years experience writing and editing for print and more recently for video and websites. She produces Iris Pictures’ educational projects including dramatised and factual video resources, animation, websites and online learning content. Juliet is a qualified Iyengar Yoga teacher.
Graham BuchanNon-Executive Director
Graham has more than 25 years experience in property and finance and is a highly valued property credit expert witness. He is a member of the Institute of Company Directors and well aware of corporate governance and Directors’ responsibilities. His qualifications include BSc Land Economics, BSc Environmental Forensics UTS and Graduate Diploma in Marketing UNSW.
2013 Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls 1 x 76 mins feature documentary co-production with ITVS International
2010 Accentuate The Positive 1 x 1 hour for ABC Compass
2009 Anna’s Adventure Screen Australia Special Documentary Project
2008 Roadtrip Nation Australia 13-WNET PBS/SBS co-production
2008 About Women 3 x 1 hours SBS
2007 About Men, 3 x 1hr, SBS
2006 Parent Rescue, 6 x 1/2 hr, SBS
2006 Growing Up & Going Home, 1 hr, SBS / Film Australia / NSW FTO
Winner 2007 Sydney Film Festival Reuben Mamoulian Award
2005 Maternity Unit, 1 hr, SBS / FFC
2005 Divorce Stories, 3 x 1 hr, SBS / Film Australia
2006 Logie Award Nominee
Certificate of Merit, Chicago International Television Competition Hugo Awards
2005 Sydney Morning Herald Couch Potato Award Best Local Documentary
2004 The Hundredth Room, 22 min, AFC
2003 Handle With Care, 4 x 1/2 hr, SBS / NSW FTO. YLE Finland, SBS6 The Netherlands
2002 In Limbo, 1 hr, SBS / FFC.
Finalist 2003 ATOM Awards
2002 From Korea With Love, 1 hr, SBS / FFC.
2004 Logie Award Nominee
2001 Dr Fruit Loop Goes to East Timor, 1 hr, SBS / AFC / NSW FTO
2001 Our Brother James, 1 hr, SBS / Film Australia.
2003 Centenary Medal for documentary script writing
2002 Nominee NSW Premier’s Literary Prize
2002 Nominee Critics Circle Award
2001 AWGIE Award
1998 Emily’s Eyes, 1 hr, SBS / FFC.
1999 Most Popular Australian Documentary Sydney Film Festival
1999 Finalist, International Documentary Association Awards USA
Highly commended Dendy Awards
Winner Bronze Plaque Colombus International Film & Video Festival USA
1998 Inspired Lives, 1 hr, ABC

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