Fire Films’ mission is to produce health and science video content that positively impacts society. Many of our films and educational videos have been widely acclaimed both in Australia and internationally, and have contributed to driving change and major cultural shifts in both large organisations and the wider community.
Our filmmaking style is very observational and true to life. We’re documentarians, sharing stories of real people in an honest way, capturing genuine moments as they happen. Our extensive experience in working with and understanding the needs of vulnerable people allows us to offer a uniquely ethical and sensitive approach.
The vision of the Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2019-2023 is for ‘a Victoria free of the avoidable burden of disease and injury so that all Victorians can enjoy the highest attainable standards of health, wellbeing, and participation at every age’. At Fire Films we’re committed to helping our partners – most often health service providers, government departments, universities and medical technology companies – work towards achieving this ambitious vision, both in Australia and throughout the world.
We’re based in Melbourne, Australia and we also work regularly with people and organisations interstate and internationally.
WHO WE ARE
Producer / Director / Founder
Corinne’s an exceptional storyteller with the ability to carefully craft thought-provoking films that affect people’s hearts.
She started her first video production business in 2003 at the age of 19, shaping it over the last 17 years into Fire Films. Along the way she honed her storytelling and production skills in the Australian television drama industry, working in the camera department on top rating shows such as Rush, City Homicide, Stingers, Offspring, Winners and Losers, Underbelly, The Pacific, and more.
As a health science communicator, Corinne has presented at conferences, film screenings and industry events around the world, including a workshop on the effective use of video for dementia awareness and education at the Alzheimer’s Disease International conference in Japan.
Corinne holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies (Digital Television Production) from the University of New England, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Science at Monash University.
Director / Post Producer
Jimmy is an award-winning director and post producer who loves being at the forefront of new concepts in technology.
In 2006 after the launch of YouTube, Jimmy created Melbourne’s first weekly online TV show for Beat Magazine and was one of the first Australian 'creators' for the platform.
Since starting his career at 16, he's directed a range of content from a feature film to music videos, television commercials and government campaigns as well as corporate and educational videos.
He now specialises in delivering both long and short form online content and is a respected Adobe Certified Expert and Enterprise Partner. He gives talks on video post-production workflow and supplies big business training in Adobe video products.
Jimmy is also a skilled musician and plays a variety of instruments.
Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (Media Arts) and a Diploma of Professional Writing from Deakin University.
WHO WE WORK WITH
"It Takes a Community’ offers so much enrichment to our teaching resources and I believe it will truly inspire students to embrace relational work and challenge the medical model in aged care.
The film challenges our beliefs in ways that words cannot and gives such strong legitimacy to advocates for change. I must also say the images are so sensitively rendered, so beautiful and moving."
- Marie Sheahan, Lecturer, Charles Sturt University
"It has been a pleasure working with you. Your sensitivity in working with vulnerable people is astonishing.
The warmth, compassion and sensitivity to body language and verbal expressions were exactly what was needed in the video to ethically film the people living with dementia. The feedback from families has also been positive."
- Daniella Greenwood, former National Strategy and Innovation Manager, Arcare
"As a not-for-profit organisation we're always mindful of effective resource allocation. Corinne's advice, professionalism and creative ideas enabled us to make the most of our resources and I'm thrilled with the end product. Easy to work with, creative, responsive and respectful."
- Josh Fergeus, CEO Kevin Heinze Grow
"Corinne is really gifted – more so than any filmmaker I’ve come across – and a pleasure to work with. Our first encounter came when I was the main subject of a film she was making. A few months later I asked her to work with me on two long term projects.
What began as her small contribution to an eventual endeavor turned into two major immediate productions thanks to her insight, intelligence, talent, and enthusiasm. I can’t wait to have another opportunity to work with her and learn from her again."
- Dr Cathy Greenblat, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Rutgers University, USA and Independent Photographer/Author