Meet the Team

Meet Melbourne’s Expert Video Production team – a powerhouse of creative minds driven by the magic of teamwork. Our mission is simple: craft impactful videos that go beyond expectations.

We’re diving deep into your world, getting to know your company inside out to make a video that’s just right for you and your audience. Your experience matters. We’re here to make the video journey smooth – from heavy lifting to hands-on collaboration. Excellence is our focus, blending creativity with a solid strategy to produce videos that not only grab attention but tell your story in a memorable way.

Daniel Calleja

Founder/Creative Director

Daniel Calleja

Founder/Creative Director

Say hello to Daniel the Founder and Creative Director of Visual Production Agency.

Professional Background:

With an impressive tenure spanning 18 years, Daniel has been the helmsman steering the ship of production businesses. His unwavering commitment and entrepreneurial acumen have been the driving forces behind his enduring success.

Expertise/Specialisation:

Daniel is not just a Creative Director; he’s a wizard of many trades – a camera operator, director, business maestro, photographer, and editor. His knack for storytelling runs deep in every role he takes on.

Passion/Interest:

Step into Daniel’s vibrant world, where collecting cameras is more than a hobby, he has a love for buying cameras, constantly pushing the boundaries of technology. His commitment to health and fitness is not just a routine but a dedication, evidenced by his gym exploits.

Teaching and mentoring bring him joy, and the love for movies is a flame that never flickers. Beyond the screen, Daniel finds solace in the kitchen, indulging his culinary passions. His affinity for techy geeky I.T adventures, ownership of classic cars, and devotion to family highlight the multifaceted nature of his passions. Capturing stories through the lens, immersing in music, and basking in the resonance of loudspeakers are additional notes in his symphony of interests.

Favourite Movies:

In the cinematic tapestry, “Terminator 2” and “Aliens” hold a special place in Daniel’s heart, echoing his appreciation for iconic storytelling and cinematic prowess.

Fun Facts or Quirks:

Daniel’s video journey kicked off at the lively age of 14, capturing the buzz of local wrestling matches on VHS and selling them for a quick buck to the community! Fast forward to 20 when he decided to go all-in on his own business, steering clear of the traditional full-time gig.

He’s got a bit of a thing for splurging on fancy camera gear. It’s not just about the gear; it’s his way of keeping things fresh and cutting-edge.

And here’s the feel-good twist – despite dealing with a significant curveball, a severe case of scoliosis, it doesn’t stop him from doing what he loves. Holding that camera isn’t just a skill; it’s a testament to his grit and an unyielding passion for crafting visual wonders. And in the midst of all this, Daniel and his partner navigate the chaotic yet joyous journey of parenthood with their two lively boys – a super energetic toddler and a hyperactive newborn. While they dream of more time for their shared loves, most of their post-work hours are delightfully consumed by the charming chaos of their little ones.

Christina Nguyen

Communications & Project Manager

Christina Nguyen

Communications & Project Manager

Introducing Christina, a seasoned professional in the realms of communications and project management, known for her dynamic and friendly approach.

Professional Background:

With a Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Business Marketing, a Digital Marketing diploma, and the distinction of being a Certified Digital Marketing Professional, Christina’s journey began as a team leader at MLC. She then embarked on a two-year adventure in London as the Resourcing & Payroll Manager at REED Talent Solutions, making significant contributions to nurse recruitment at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – Charing Cross, Hammersmith & St Mary’s Hospital.

Expertise/Specialisation:

Christina’s expertise spans people leadership, project management, impeccable time management, and a creative flair for graphic design. Her knack for problem-solving sets her apart in any professional setting.

Passion/Interest:

Beyond the boardroom, Christina is a devoted food enthusiast and an avid traveller, exploring diverse culinary landscapes and cultures.

Favourite Movie:

Her cinematic choice leans towards the classic – “Back to the Future II”.

Fun Facts or Quirks:

Few are aware that Christina has taken the controls of a helicopter. She directs her creative energy toward sustainable practices, engaging in the unique hobby of collecting roadside trash and turning it into upcycled treasures. Professionally, Christina Nguyen isn’t merely a Communications & Project Manager; she stands out as a friendly and versatile individual, always prepared to inject creativity and problem-solving into each project.

Paul Thornhill

Content Producer

Paul Thornhill

Content Producer

Meet Paul, a seasoned Producer with a diverse background and a knack for creating videos that align seamlessly with brand strategy and marketing messages.

Professional Background:

Paul’s career has been quite the adventure! He’s sailed through marketing communications for big corporations and smaller enterprises alike. Not to mention, he’s played the journalist game in the real estate world. His resume is like a colourful mix of experiences!

Expertise/Specialisation:

Paul’s knack lies in producing videos that perfectly match your brand strategy and marketing messages. He’s your go-to guy for bringing that friendly and effective video touch to your story!

Passion/Interest:

Outside the world of video creation, Paul is passionate about politics, has a deep appreciation for music, and a keen interest in history.

Favourite Movies:

Paul’s movie nights are a classy affair. Picture this: “Le Samouraï,” “Heat,” and the epic “Lawrence of Arabia” making it to the top of his list. Yep, he’s got a thing for timeless classics.

Fun Facts or Quirks:

Paul’s not just about serious production talk. He brings a quirky sense of humour to the table, making every project a fun ride.

Jamie Watkins

Senior Video Editor & Animator

Jamie Watkins

Senior Video Editor & Animator

Say hello to Jamie, the creative wizard behind the screens, proudly holding the title of Senior Video Editor and Animator.

Professional Background:

Jamie’s journey is a tapestry of creativity and learning. Graduating with a Bachelor of Media (Screen and Sound) from the University of New South Wales in 2013, he embarked on a freelancing adventure for about seven years. His impressive client list includes big names like Telstra, Westpac, Dementia Australia, and even some indie films and short films.

Expertise/Specialisation:

Jamie’s world is all about post-production, video editing, and animation. He doesn’t just make videos; he’s into spinning visual tales that really grab your attention!

Passion/Interest:

Outside of the editing suite, Jamie has real love for documentaries. His interests extend to the realms of writing, reading, and an unexpectedly strong affection for Lego.

Favourite Movies:

Ask Jamie about his favourite movie, and you might get a diplomatic response because choosing just one is tough. However, the top contenders include cinematic gems like “Lord of the Rings,” “Shawshank Redemption,” “Dunkirk,” and “The Big Short.”

Fun Facts or Quirks:

Growing up on the Sydney beaches ingrained in Jamie a deep love for the coastal lifestyle. Currently calling Melbourne home, Jamie’s living space is a creative haven, featuring an extensive Lego collection that reflects his unwavering passion. Sharing his home with his partner and their furbaby Milhouse, unfortunately, Milhouse also deals with asthma.

Rachel Calleja

Photographer

Rachel Calleja

Photographer

Introducing Rachel Calleja, the skilled photographer behind the lens, proudly carrying the title of Visual Production Agency’s go to Photographer.

Professional Background:

Rachel’s journey started in a totally different world—dentistry. Working as a Dental Nurse, she picked up the importance of precision and care. But her heart found its real love in photography.

Joining the Visual Production Agency team in 2018, Rachel became an essential part of the crew. Wearing two hats as a production assistant and photographer, she brings creativity and efficiency to every project.

Expertise/Specialisation:

From goofing around with a cardboard camera as a kid to evolving into a talented photographer, Rachel’s journey is all about following her passion. Whether it’s event photography, professional headshots, or creating behind-the-scenes magic for Visual Production Agency, she’s the visual storyteller who freezes moments in time.

Her knack for business administration ensures that projects run smoothly, and everyone stays happy. Rachel is friendly yet assertive—setting deadlines, keeping the production process on point, and ensuring timely delivery of videos for our satisfied clients.

Passion/Hobbies:

Beyond photography, Rachel finds joy in activities that keep her energised. She’s a fan of scrolling through online activewear options, exploring holistic health approaches, and diving into invigorating at-home workouts. These are all essential elements of her routine!

Favourite Movies:

When in the mood for some cinematic joy, Rachel loves kicking back with timeless favourites like “Dirty Dancing” and “Home Alone.”

Fun Facts or Quirks:

Rachel’s quirks add a delightful touch to her personality. She’s a lover of Trance music, enjoys Nutella on Savoy biscuits, has a unique taste for Vegetarian Pizza with Chicken, and appreciates wine, especially red. However, one must tread carefully until Rachel has her coffee – a self-professed coffee snob to the max. Daniel, her husband, knows the drill; no conversations until that coffee has been savoured. Beyond her eclectic preferences, Rachel and her husband, Daniel, navigate the chaos of parenthood with two energetic boys – an energiser bunny toddler and a lively newborn. Despite yearning for more time to indulge in the things they love, their evenings are dominated by the adorable mayhem these two little guys bring into their lives.

Paul Calleja

Lighting & Audio Technician

Paul Calleja

Lighting & Audio Technician

Say hello to Paul, our go-to guy for all things Lighting and Audio Technician magic.

Professional Background:

With an impressive 40-year career in enhancing visuals and elevating audio experiences, Paul’s journey spans across commercial photography, film & TV, and a solid 8-year stint at Channel 7. Beyond being a tech expert, he has also served as the maestro of his own photography studio.

Expertise/Specialisation:

Paul’s the triple threat: lighting, audio, and photography are his playground. If there’s a spotlight to be set or a tune to be heard, he’s your guy.

Passion/Interest:

When he’s not fine-tuning knobs and playing with lights, Paul is busy creating delicious culinary delights, enjoying music, or cruising around in classic cars. A man of many talents, no doubt!

Favourite Movie:

“Edison the Man” has Paul’s vote, showing his love for a good historical flick with a tech twist.

Fun Facts or Quirks:

Hold on to your hat because Paul’s a cheese-making champion, and get this – he won using Aldi milk against farmers! Not just a tech geek, he’s dabbled in Chinese cooking, hydroponics, and welding. And if that’s not enough, he’s also part of a 50s and 60s music band. Oh, and did we mention he’s worked with the defence department, building cool scientific gadgets? Talk about a jack of all trades!

Jamin Menegazzo

Production Assistant & Photographer

Jamin Menegazzo

Production Assistant & Photographer

Meet Jamin, a multifaceted creative dynamo holding the roles of Production Assistant, Photographer, and occasional Makeup Artist.

Professional Background:

Jamin recently earned her stripes, graduating with a Bachelor of Photography from RMIT. Her passion extends beyond the professional realm, delving into the world of fine art photography during her personal time.

Expertise/Specialisation:

Jamin brings a diverse skill set to the table, seamlessly navigating the realms of graphic design using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. From capturing captivating portraits to orchestrating events in the studio and on location, she’s your go-to person for visual storytelling.

Passion/Interest:

When she’s not behind the lens or perfecting makeup looks, Jamin is on the quest for the best swimming spots in Victoria. Her love for vintage treasures leads her to op shops, and she finds solace in getting cosy with a good book. To add a dash of movement to her life, Jamin also attends contemporary dance classes.

Favourite Movie:

“The Wizard of Oz” holds a special place in Jamin’s heart, with the 1939 classic capturing her imagination and enchanting her cinematic senses.

Fun Facts or Quirks:

Jamin proudly embraces a significant celebrity crush on Michael C Hall from Dexter.

Marty Matuszewski

Drone & 360 Camera Operator

Marty Matuszewski

Drone & 360 Camera Operator

Meet Marty, the expert in the skies and on the ground, proudly serving as Drone & 360 Camera Operator.

Professional Background:

With a dynamic professional journey spanning over 15 years in IT and almost a decade immersed in the realms of photography and videography, Marty is a seasoned expert in the tech and visual arts domains.

Expertise/Specialisation:

Marty excels in the realm of drones and 360 cameras, boasting over 8 years of experience. Whether navigating traditional drones or delving into the exciting world of FPV, Marty isn’t just a drone operator but also a skilled camera operator, capturing moments in the expansive realm of 360 video.

Passion/Interest:

Marty’s world centres around video production and drones. His genuine passion lies in the excitement of navigating the skies and capturing stunning visuals. When he’s not airborne, Marty enjoys a round of golf, adding a touch of leisure to his tech-filled days.

Favourite Movie:

In the realm of films, Marty holds a fondness for anything sci-fi, with a particular love for the movie Zombie Land.

Fun Facts or Quirks:

Marty is not your average operator; he’s the proud owner of 10 drones, showcasing his deep connection with the world of aerial technology. Marty loves his motorised scooters, blending the excitement of technology with a dash of mobility.

Visual Production Agency’s Impact

17

Years in the
Business

400

Brands We
Worked With

2000

Videos
Produced

10

Team of
Experts

Our Process

We work closely with you every step of the way, taking a close look at your brand, audience and message so you get a video which meets your objectives and budget.

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