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Rollingball is an award-winning creative communication and independent production company. Working with clients in Australasia, we produce social impact campaigns, TV advertising branded content and long format programming. The work is supported by strategy, photography, design and online.
We are capable of functioning completely online and open for business amidst the COVID 19 crisis.

About Us

Rollingball

The Rollingball crew thrive in the creative world of digital content creation.  At its core we have brought together a group of artists that cover all aspects of production.

We also like extending the friendship, so we represent and team-up with other leading Directors, Creative Directors and Photographers. These legends give us lots of love in return.

We all take pride in our work and trust each other. That’s what being a crew is all about! Work with us and you will get the gist.

About Us

Experience

Established in 2009, Rollingball just keeps on rolling, taking on larger projects making a bigger impact in advertising, long format, and engagement content for companies, not-for-profit and government organisations, large and small.

TAFE NSW
BP
The Salvaton Army
Dell
Expedia
The University of Newcastle
NSW Government
Tourism Malaysia
EU SPREP
Western Sydney University
Glencore
Australian Government - Department of Defence
Foxtel
Orica

Rollingball loves getting stuck into content creation in partnership with your brand. Whether it’s traditional TV and print advertising, paid social assets, vertical videos or photography, we love making your brand part of the entertainment.

Australian Craft at it's Finest

Director: Paul Donnelly

Producer: April Howard

Client: Brokenwood Wines

Live Life Your Way - Keith

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Uniting AgeWell

Foodies

Director: Paul Donnelly and Wez Werrin

Client: Vitamix

Young Endeavour - A Voyage of a Lifetime

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: The Australian Defence Force

Small Acts Big Change - Batteries

Director: Wez Werrin

Client: Hunter Joint Organisation

Culture and Opportinutes

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: BP Australasia

Bob and Clare

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Infinity

Cradle Mountain Coast

Director: Mitch Cox

Client: Tourism Tasmania

IT'S SMARTER THAN YOU THINK

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: City of Newcastle

The Ultimate experience

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Waxaway

Keeping' Up

Director: Wez Werrin

Client: Hunter Joint Organisation

NZ Retail

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: BP Australasia

Adopt an aussie

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: A Start in Life

Infinity Brand Film

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Infinity

Organics

Director: Andy Grieve

Client: Maitland City Council

Live Life Your Way - Nancy

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Uniting AgeWell

Level sites

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Montgomery Homes

Small Acts Big Change - Hard and Soft Plastics

Director: Wez Werrin and Paul Donnelly

Client: Hunter Joint Organisation

FUNDA Branding Film

Director: Andy Grieve

Client: FUNDA Finance Partners

BP new zealand

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: BP Australasia

On your bike

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: City of Newcastle

Wannabes

Director: Paul Donnelly and Wez Werrin

Client: Vitamix

Kip McGrath South Africa TVC

Director: Andy Grieve

Client: Kip McGrath

HP Sprocket (Social Asset)

Director: Mitch Cox

Client: Hewlett Packard

Small Acts Big Change - Plastic Bags

Director: Wez Werrin and Paul Donnelly

Client: Hunter Joint Organisation

Kip McGrath united kingdom tvc

Director: Andy Grieve

Client: Kip McGrath

Live life your way - Geoff

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Uniting AgeWell

Kip McGrath Australia TVC

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Kip McGrath

Branded Content

CAMPAIGNS

We have the ability to conceptualise, design and build fully integrated campaigns to support our films so that they have maximum impact. Strategy and buying are provided in-house as well.

Our Campaigns

Branded Content

ANIMATION

Animation has always been a core part of our studio. The ability to tell stories about a product or a narrative through 3D animation has presented some of our most challenging and rewarding briefs. Guy Robinson is our lead animator and has been a part of the crew since we opened our doors. He is one of the country’s best; specialising in 3D modeling and animation, product visualisation and motion graphics. Our portfolio includes production, medical, architectural and instructional based animations to allow the most complex and intricate innovations to be understood. Give him a brief and a challenge and the work speaks for itself.

Branded content

PAID SOCIAL ASSETS AND VERTICAL VIDEOS

Once we’ve finished filming and editing your project we can adapt your screen content to distribute on social media to reach a greater audience.

Branded content

PHOTOGRAPHY

We understand a story can be told in a single frame and some of our clients need still imagery instead of moving vision, so we partner with a small group of highly skilled professionals who align with us. Sometimes we work along-side each other on the same collaboration.

Our Photographers

Our engagement content is crafted and produced to distribute valuable, relevant information that appeals to and influences a clearly defined audience. We push boundaries to deliver robust messaging in workplace safety, health and environmental issues for large business and government. This is often the most rewarding work we do as we know it makes a difference on many levels. Often our engagement films are supported by an integrated campaign to give maximum reach and impact. We can execute an existing plan or build the communication strategy from scratch in-house.

trevor and dylan's spear fishing rescue story

Director: Andy Grieve

Client: Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Women Returning to work

Director: Steve Pazvolsky

Client: iTAFE

Patient Stories - NICU - suite of 4 films

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Hunter New England Health

Dell x Rising Sun Pictures

Director: Andy Grieve

Client: DELL EMC

L'il Mike - Listen Up!

Director: Steve Pazvolsky

Client: Awabakal

alfie's rescue story

Director: Andy Grieve

Client: Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Biobank

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: NSW Health Pathology

PLUM and HATS - Suite of 2 films

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: National Acoustics Laboratories

company profile

Director: Andy Grieve

Client: Moly-Cop

Diabetes Management - Suite of 8 Films

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Hunter New England Health

Birra Li - Suite of 6 Films

Director: Andy Grieve

Client: Hunter New England Health

Lynn's Carers Story - Suite of 4 Films

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Carers NSW

Dell x Tassal

Director: Andy Grieve

Client: DELL EMC

Life cycle of waste

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Downer

cranes and lifting safety

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Moly-Cop

DELL x animal logic

Director: Andy Grieve

Client: DELL EMC

Company Profile

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: GWH

Manual Handling safety

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Downer

Online learning platform

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: iTAFE

sozan's carers story - Suite of 4 Films

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Carers NSW

Corporate Film

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Downer

judith's carers story - Suite of 4 Films

Director: Paul Donnelly

Client: Carers NSW

High speed broadband - assisting people with a disability

Director: Steve Pazvolsky

Client: iTAFE

MAK cirrus workboots

Director: Paul Donnelly

Artist: Guy Robinson

Client: MAK Workwear

COMING HOME

Director: Andy Grieve

Client: Tomago Aluminium

Engagement Content

CAMPAIGNS

We have the ability to conceptualise, design and build fully integrated campaigns to support our films so that they have maximum impact. Strategy and buying are provided in-house as well.

Our Campaigns

Engagement Content

ANIMATION

Animation has always been a core part of our studio. The ability to tell stories about a product or a narrative through 3D animation has presented some of our most challenging and rewarding briefs. Guy Robinson is our lead animator and has been a part of the crew since we opened our doors. He is one of the country’s best; specialising in 3D modeling and animation, product visualisation and motion graphics. Our portfolio includes production, medical, architectural and instructional based animations to allow the most complex and intricate innovations to be understood. Give him a brief and a challenge and the work speaks for itself.

Engagement content

SAFETY

Delivering impactful safety messages has been some of the most challenging and rewarding briefs. We’re proud to say we’ve won multiple awards in this space and will always value and respect this kind of work. Often we design campaigns to support the films so the messages stay front of mind and have a lasting impact as well as a shelf life for our clients. Given the sensitive nature of some of this content we aren’t always able to show our finished work but we’re proud to say we’ve partnered with Tomago Aluminum, Glencore, Downer, OneSteel, MolyCop and BP to name a few.

Engagement content

HEALTH

Working with health professionals to bring challenging topics and narratives to life allows us to produce work with purpose and often far reaching impact. Some of the most complex health issues underpin our most challenging briefs and this innately means we often get to work with the best in their fields, nationally and internationally. A great privilege and something we cherish. Some of our work can be seen in our portfolio while others are confidential due to the nature of their content.

Engagement content

ENVIRONMENT

At a time when we’re all waking up to the fragile nature of our beautiful environment, working on briefs that enable us to shift the needle in a better direction for mother earth are some of our most prized projects. We view this work as giving a voice to the environment that may not otherwise be heard. We have collaborated with local, national and international clients. Our most recent work was one of our most significant to date. Collaborating with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme and 15 Pacific Island nations to explore ways that communication can support waste issues faced in the region.

Rollingball is focused on finding and telling stories. We support co-operative alliances with content producers across various media formats and engage in development opportunities within the industry. Rollingball continues to develop high-quality television and documentaries for domestic and international markets. We are looking forward to a big year in 2020.

Long Form Projects

Van Life

VanLife Stories From the Road is a documentary series which follows the journeys of people who have chosen to take the lives on the road. It’s about the why, how and what they are doing whilst living the VanLife. It’s a glimpse at the groundswell movement that is immersing Millennials across the globe #Vanlife. The choice to live small. Vanlifers are individuals driven by their personal and global goals. They are photographers, social influencers, musician and adventures. Join us on the ultimate road trip as we span the all corners of the wonderful earth watching the journeys, adventures and dramas unfold. The previous generation gave them an out-of-control world, they believe VanLife is their rebuttal.
Status: Post Production
Director: Paul Donnelly
Producer: April Howard

Long Form Projects

Catching Dragonflies

Catching Dragonflies investigates the chronic disease ripping the heart from the oldest culture on earth and in the process, exposes gross inadequacies in detection and protection of those suffering. Born with all senses Aboriginal children are losing their ability to hear before the age of five.
In this powerful social impact film, we follow the trajectory of ear disease in Aboriginal Australians; disconnection from culture, learning problems, truancy, incarceration and mental health issues. This film exposes the devastating impact this preventable disease has on the individuals, their families and Australia as a whole.
3% of the Australians population is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
30% of all incarcerated people in Australia are Indigenous.
85% of those Incarcerated are hearing impaired or deaf!!
Catching Dragonflies is being produced to expose and share the truth.

Status: Production of long format documentary continues
This short film was produced as Proof Of Concept and to support ongoing finance for this film.

Written and created by Paul Donnelly & Steve Pasvolsky
Director: Steve Pasvolsky
Producer: April Howard

Long Form Projects

BRUMBY - Your Mind or Your Heart

Your Mind or Your Heart follows the epic battle were the cultural fabric and folklore of the Snowy Mountain High Country Brumby is vested against irreversible ecological damage of the precious High-Country habitat and ecosystems in which they roam. In this emotional journey, we are challenged to think with our mind or our heart. In this high stake, political battle thousands of Snowy Mountain Brumbies face slaughter at the hands and rifles of the men and woman they would have once carried in defence and progress of this country. Brumby Your Mind or Your Heart holds no punches!

This trailer was a proof of concept shot in collaboration with Skystone Productions. Production has significantly developed since this was produced.
Status: Production Continues

Long Form Projects

EAT FRESH DRINK LOCAL

Eat Fresh Drink Local was an original web series created before the paddock to plate movement took hold. It was a refreshing look at produce, its origin, and its significance to the specific regions or terroir. It gracefully matches local food with wine within different regions of Australia. We explore personal stories, traditions, challenges and triumphs to bring food and refreshments to our tables. Rollingball is currently refreshing this brand and is looking to bring it back a decade after it was first produced.

Status: First series completed, Series two set for revamp

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Brokenwood Wines

What does it take to be the best? Our focus was to explore and demonstrate this through cinematic vision, textures, styling and script. To showcase Brokenwood’s prestigious history and their commitment to excellence, the dynamic, distinct flavours and tradition in their wine making. Capturing the story behind their wines and the grounds from which they are harvested. We’re proud to say that this piece of work is one of our all-time favourites.

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Catching Dragonflies

Catching Dragonflies is a documentary that exposes the little known truth within our indigenous community. Ear disease is at a rate considered a fourth world statistic. Children are being born with all of their senses and before the age of five, they are becoming hearing impaired or deaf. A chronic disease which is avoidable in our first world nation for our first peoples. Catching Dragonflies is being produced to expose and share the truth.

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Uniting AgeWell – Keith

We all know our grandparents and loved ones in their later years have lived incredible lives. They are such a significant and valued part of our families and the community, so to receive a brief that asked us craft stories about a service that supports people in their 70’s and 80’s to live full and independent lives at home, was both exciting and challenging.

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On Your Bike - It’s Smarter Than You Think

The campaign has been well received with 5.6K views of the TV commercial on the Newcastle City Council Facebook page in the first few days of the camping going live, and overwhelmingly positive comments about the production.