Case study: a long-term investment
In 1993 Early Childhood Intervention Australia commissioned Iris Pictures to make the video.
A Part To Play as part of an education package helping early childhood workers to identify children with hidden disabilities. Sixteen years later Iris Pictures won the tender to create a new version of the program: Does This Child Need Help? produced in 2010.
“I commend Iris Pictures for their sensitivity and integrity in capturing the human stories behind early childhood intervention.” Associate Professor Christine Johnston, Convenor, Special Education Programs, School of Education, University of Western Sydney
Case study: winning hearts and minds
A major restructure at UnitingCare Burnside brought separate departments under one umbrella. The brief was to give staff and service users the opportunity to express their feelings about what they contributed to the organisation. Using a powerful montage of words, images and personal stories, Iris Pictures created a 5 minute DVD everyone with a story to tell. The DVD created an atmosphere of empowerment and pride among staff and set the scene for successful organisational change.
“Iris Pictures are innovative, professional in all aspects of their work, deliver value for money and provide a high level of customer service.” Jane Woodruff, Director, UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families
Case Study: Documentary series produced by Iris Pictures
About Men (3 x 1 hour) and About Women (3 x 1 hour) series for SBS TV 2008-2009
SBS commissioned two series to capture a snapshot of Australian men and women’s lives in the first decade of the 21st century. A wide range of people revealed compelling stories of development, maturation and wisdom that form a fascinating social history of our times.
“The value of this series is … most of the young men and women living the experience rather than boffins theorizing about it.”
Sydney Morning Herald 24.8.09
The series had strong sales to educational institutions, to date returning more than $130,000 to investors in Screenrights alone, excluding DVD sales.
Divorce Stories (3 x 1 hour) documentary series for SBS TV 2005
This landmark series co-produced with Film Australia through the prestigious National Documentary Program goes behind the scenes to explore why Australia has one of the highest divorce rates in the world. The episodes are structured around different facets of the divorce experience, from the breakdown of marriage told via intimate stories of people living the experience, to the conflict that comes from taking cases through the Family Court, to the struggle to rebuild family relationships.
Divorce Stories was a Logie nominee, won a Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival and received the Sydney Morning Herald Couch Potato award for best documentary series.
“an honest and compassionate exploration of an important contemporary issue…”
Sydney Morning Herald 15.9.05