ABOUT

Fotomedia is a boutique creative agency consisting of a collection of in-house award winning designers, film makers and animators.
All of our team love telling stories, creating something out of nothing, and breaking expectations. We all have a diverse skillset, but share a common thread – we are all content creators. Working together to create the best end result that we possibly can, whether it’s filming on location for a promotional video, graphic design for a brochure or creating animated characters for an explainer video, and much, much more.
Fotomedia have two fully staffed studios. One in Oxford Street, Bulimba, Brisbane and the other in West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Fotomedia have been telling stories for clients all over Queensland, Australia and Internationally for over a decade, since 2007.
CULTURE
Who we are, what we do, and why we do it…
It all starts from one thing, an idea, so let us help develop yours into a story worth telling. We’ll push boundaries, take risks and think until our head’s hurt so you can confidently tell the world about what you do.
TEAM
Pete Crossley

PETE CROSSLEY

CEO

Pete has a depth of vision and a broad networking ability. These strengths give Fotomedia direction, continuity and dynamic evolving outcomes. As CEO, Pete manages the mechanics of the business, its studios and client relations. From a very early age, Pete found himself pulling together the strengths of great people to deliver the best possible solutions. Pete began his career in Civil Engineering in 1980, evolving into Transport Planning in 2002.

 

Drawn to the disciplines of planning presentation and public consultation Pete developed PBC Design Consultants then launched PBC Design Studios to focus on Video and Multimedia production, and now has formed the dynamic team of Fotomedia. Our team has grown to what it is today by offering a flexible approach to all projects undertaken.

Lincoln Williams

LINCOLN WILLIAMS

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Lincoln Williams brings over two decades of professional experience within the photography, film and television industry influencing each Fotomedia project. After Lincoln graduated in film and television he worked on the set of major television series and US feature films shot in Queensland, including Pitch Black, Street Fighter, Medivac and Cybergirl… all the way back to Paradise Beach in 1991. “Well I had to start somewhere,” he laughs of his stint on the much-maligned Aussie soap opera.

 

Concurrent to his work in drama, Lincoln worked for all of the major television networks on programs such as Gladiators, the Big Day Out, V8 Supercars, NRL, Super 15 Rugby Union, and a host of other sporting broadcasts including golf, surf lifesaving and swimming to mention a few. Lincoln has now channelled those skills into well over 1,000 projects and as Creative Director of Fotomedia, he has won Gold through the Australian Cinematography Society, as well as various other industry awards.

Tom Deane

TOM DEANE

PRODUCING DIGITAL DIRECTOR / BRISBANE MANAGER

Tom Deane runs the Brisbane studio of Fotomedia. Tom joined the Fotomedia team in 2014 after moving from the UK. He has over 17 years experience working in the media, television and film industries, and gained a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at university in the UK.

 

Some of Tom’s career highlights include running his own video production company, working as a TV Producer at TalkTalk (one of the UK’s largest telecommunications companies), working as the Media Production Manager for EMEA region at Wiley (a global publishing company), winning ‘Best Film’ in the London 48 Hour Film Competition 2013, and most recently winning a BADC award in 2016.

Jude Kalman

JUDE KALMAN

PRODUCING DIRECTOR

When Jude Kalman took her first crew role on the US feature film Scooby Doo (2001), she never dreamed her career in film and television would one day land her in the nations of Africa shooting documentaries and directing through a translator.

 

Jude is an Australian Cinematography Society award winning Producing Director and has worked at Fotomedia for over a decade. Since joining Fotomedia in 2007, Jude has served as a Videographer, Editor and Director on a variety of complex projects, more recently including, 2015 Titans Campaign, Overfed and Undernourished (documentary), PNG Hunters TVC, More Gold Coast – City of Gold Coast, Gold Coast Great Jobs – Griffith University, ande Swell Sculpture Festival.

 

Jude has also created a documentary series called Uncontained Love which sees her travel to Africa every now and then, where she directs, shoots and edits the series. The most recent episodes have seen Jude travel throughout Zambai, Malawi, Swaziland and Nigeria.

Jay Bendixen

JAY BENDIXEN

CAMERA OPERATOR / EDITOR / VFX

After graduating Griffith University amongst the top 5% of students, Jay kicked off his career touring regional Australia running film workshops and festivals, in-between working on; documentaries, television shows, music videos, short films, community broadcasts and live events.

 

Jay joined the Fotomedia team in 2012. He spends his time here between the post-production department and getting back to his roots; travelling with the production crew, from the cities of Australia to as far as Africa and in his spare time, heading to the snow with his wife. Jay thinks it’s important to enjoy what you do, so he is always trying to make the jobs fun for the team and most importantly the clients.

Carlie Edwards

CARLIE EDWARDS

VIDEO EDITOR / VFX

As a Fotomedia editor and visual effects specialist, Carlie Edwards is responsible for building projects from a diverse range of sources.

 

Carlie grew up in both Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, completing a Bachelor of Film & Television at Bond University in 2008. She has since edited and post-produced a variety of corporate videos, television commercials, documentaries and animations. Her largest project to date is Editor for award-winning documentary ‘Mad Way South’, airing through National Geographic and Discovery channels across the globe.

 

Outside the studio, Carlie is an avid Scuba diver and underwater filmmaker, getting up close with turtles, great white sharks and even whales! Do we think she’s crazy? Maybe just a little!

Sarah Wylie

SARAH WYLIE

MOTION & GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Sarah joined the Fotomedia team in 2015. As a versatile and passionate designer, Sarah brings extensive experience in design and her creative flair to the team at Fotomedia.

 

Since graduating as one of Griffith University’s top students in 2008, Sarah has worked as a 2D and 3D artist and production supervisor on a number of television series and commercials, and as a graphic designer. Over her career she has had the opportunity to work for clients such as Disney, Mattel, Arkhefield, Woods Bagot Architects and the State Library of Queensland.

 

Sarah believes in loving what you do – that real passion for your work is the most integral part of delivering inspired, successful outcomes.

Chris Browne

CHRIS BROWNE

VIDEO EDITOR / COLOURIST / VFX

Chris has a passion for all things post-production and a career that spans over a decade as an Editor, Colourist and Finisher.

 

After graduating his QUT Film and Television degree in 2004 he worked in Melbourne before a seven year stint in Los Angeles. He’s worked on documentaries, music videos, short films and commercials for a diverse range of clients including Nerdist.com, XAC Joaillerie, Mary Rozzi, Tasmania’s MONA Museum and The State Library of Queensland.

 

Chris loves being back in Australia and part of the Fotomedia team. Since he joined he’s worked on projects for a variety of clients including Griffith University, 2018 Commonwealth Games, Destination Queensland and Evolve Skateboards.

Alex Graham

ALEX GRAHAM

ANIMATOR / MOTION & GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Alex is an experienced animator and artist with many years’ experience in the producing animated content for the advertising, marketing and entertainment industries. Originally based in South Australia he has moved up to Queensland to join the Fotomedia team. Alex brings to the team an impeccable understanding and implementation of dynamic and captivating movement through complex animation techniques and art styles.

 

Within Alex’s career he has had the opportunity to work on high level projects such as TVCs, cinema commercials, infographic explainer videos, augmented reality iPad applications as well as on a children’s TV and educational book series.

Josh Blayney

JOSH BLAYNEY

MOTION & GRAPHIC DESIGNER

After graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Digital Media amongst the top 5% of achieving students, Josh Blayney started working for Fotomedia full time in April 2017. Josh enjoys working in a wide-range of fields, with experience in graphic design, 2D/3D animation, website development, SEO and more.

 

Josh spends his spare time producing music and DJ’ing, placing second in the 2014 National Defqon 1 Australia DJ Competition and was booked to play again the following year. More recently, he has been developing an indie computer game with 3DS Max and Unreal Engine 4 with aims to release it on Steam in the coming months.

Whitney Palmer

WHITNEY PALMER

PHOTOGRAPHER / EDITOR

Whitney Palmer has a strong belief in the power of visual communication. After graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor of Photography, majoring in Photojournalism, she headed to Los Angeles to spend 3 months volunteering with a non-profit organisation. As the Media Manager of Justice 180, she re-designed their website, documented events and created videos to help promote their stance against human trafficking. While overseas, Whitney also photographed part of L.A. Fashion week, working alongside Hollywood paparazzi.

 

After returning to the Gold Coast, she continued developing her photography business, while also working as an Administration Assistant for a Federal Member of Parliament. Part of her role involved creating short informative videos clips each week, leading up to the 2016 election.

 

Being an outdoor enthusiast, Whitney spends many weekends hiking or camping.

Lauchlan Stanesby

LAUCHLAN STANESBY

EDITOR / PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Lauchlan is passionate about all aspects of media production. He graduated from Bond University with a Bachelor of Film and Television. Throughout his time at university he has had hands on experience in all aspects of the production process. Lauchlan’s credits include short films, live broadcasts and music videos.

 

In 2017, Lauchlan joined the Fotomedia team, and has quickly begun to work on many different productions with the rest of the Fotomedia crew.

Fotomedia Team

THE FOTOMEDIA TEAM

The Fotomedia team is also made up of a number of other creatives who join us on specific projects.

 

Our family is always growing so if you are interested in joining us please email us your CV and we will keep it on file.

 

Brisbane Studio: [email protected]

 

Gold Coast Studio: [email protected]