April Howard

Managing Director / Producer

April has worked in the industry for 20 years. Her career began in film before working as a journalist, both igniting her passion for screen stories and documentary and was the catalyst for founding Rollingball in 2009. Her vision was to create a vehicle for visual storytelling with a focus on producing dramatic narrative based on real events, social impact, and behavior change. April believes it’s the crew’s approach and extensive industry experience that sets Rollingball’s work apart. She is proud of what has been achieved in the past ten years and excited about the journey to come.

Paul Donnelly

Managing Director / Director / Cinematographer

Paul is an awarding winning Director with 20 years of industry experience. Paul has an emotive aesthetic to his directing, always searching for a connection through his visual storytelling and in-depth character portrayal. Paul has directed commercials and branded content for a variety of brands including The Australian Defence Force, BP, Dell, NSW Health, Westpac, and Glencore amongst many others. Paul is also an accomplished cinematographer and has an arsenal of cameras and lenses to suit every project. Paul’s experience has seen him work throughout Australia as well as extensively overseas. Paul kick-started his career working in the AD department on iconic British productions including Cold Feet, The Bill, Coronation Street, and Northern Lights.

Andy Grieve

Director

Andrew’s passion for storytelling has evolved organically throughout his 10 years in the industry. Initially specializing in the camera department and edit suite, more recent years have seen him in a directing role at RB. Andrew produces the majority of his work currently in the corporate documentary and commercial advertising space. He attempts to bring sensitivity and sincerity to his film making, eliciting an emotive response through his visual style and storytelling. He loves collaboration and engagement with the multi-skilled Rollingball crew which plays an integral part in the execution of his work.

Lainey Donnelly

Costume & Art Directing

Telling a great story is intrinsic to Lainey, real or imagined. It’s become a vital aspect of how she works. Ideas, which were once words, take a tangible form in costumes and art directing for all to see. Critical to this excellence is the care taken with each project, articulating the story that needs to be told and then to execute with exceptional polish, allowing all of these elements to shine. Lainey specializes in costume design, styling, art directing, and production design, embellishing her skills for brands including Virgin, Disney, Foxtel, Vitamix, Range Rover, Cannes Film Festival, and Award-winning films in both long and short formats.

Alison Steen

Graphic Designer

Alison has been an integral part of the Rollingball team since 2013. As head Graphic Designer, Alison has an exceptional eye for detail and ability to interpret a brief. This gives her a strong foundation to create impactful communication pieces that connect with the intended audience and deliver a client’s strategy. She approaches each brief with her creative insight and prowess and is driven to develop the best creative solution for the project at hand.

Guy Robinson

Animator

With over 20 years of working professionally in the 3D industry, Guy has experience in a variety of different media. From online and console 3D games, architectural and industrial visualization to TV commercial production, it is his attention to detail that allows him to excel in this field. He is a great communicator, both visually and verbally, assisting clients in translating their vision from simply a concept into reality.
Guy is also a CASA certified drone pilot, capturing the stunning vision for the Rollingball team.

Hannah Rose

Photographer

Hannah has collaborated with us over a number of years, she brings with her a detailed eye and a passion for the visual impact even the subtlest of images can hold. An outstanding master at her craft Hannah is a visual storyteller of the highest quality.
Her photos have more than just subjects. They create a mood, celebrate a lifestyle, tell a story, and transport the viewer into each frame.
Hannah’s work can be seen in campaigns for Pacific Coast Tourism, Hunter Tourism, RSPCA Australia, Grazia Magazine, ABC, Jetstar, Vodafone, Volkswagon, NIB, Newcastle Permanent, GPT Australia wide, to name a few.

Mitch Cox

Photographer

Mitch is a renowned travel photographer, recognized around Australia and internationally for his style, narrative, and lifestyle. Forever chasing the perfect light, Mitch has a keen eye for showcasing the natural landscape and beauty within the frame. His photographs have been featured in National Geographic magazine and his tourism brand work includes state-wide campaigns for; Destination NSW, Visit Northern Territory, Queensland Tourism, Discover Tasmania, and regional campaigns for; Visit Shoalhaven, NSW North Coast, Kiama, and Townsville Shines. He has also worked with a variety of global and domestic brands, in both still and motion photography. Brands include Corona Australia, HP, Sennhesier, High Sierra, and Furphy.