BALLOON TREE PRODUCTIONS
We specialise in video production, photography and media development. Whether its a TVC, short film, music clip, training video, corporate video, stills, event photography or any other media solution - we can create something to suit your needs. We're happy to have a chat, provide a free quote and discuss any ideas further.
Feel free to get in contact and let us know exactly how we can help you!
MATT SMOLEN | DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
Having spent the majority of his life watching films, it seemed like the next logical step was to start making some. After founding Balloon Tree Productions in 2006 as a creative outlet, Matt found himself completing a Bachelor of Film and Digital Media (with Honors) while also working with a real estate video production company.
Since then, Matt and Balloon Tree Productions have gone from strength to strength - working on everything from training videos for some of Australia's largest and most successful companies, to national TVCs and campaigns. There's even been time to work on a variety of passion projects such as the web series Chris & Josh which has gained international acclaim; earning Matt a nomination for Best Direction at the Online Video Awards Australia 2014 - and the show being awarded 'Outstanding Ensemble (Comedy)' at LAWebfest 2013, 'Melbourne's Best' at Melbourne Web Fest 2013 as well as official selections at Vancouver WebFest 2014, Melbourne Web Fest 2014, ATL WebFest 2014 and the Online Video Awards Australia 2014.
HAYLEY ADAMS | PRODUCER
With a passion for television and organisation, Hayley found producing to be a natural fit for both her obsessions. A Masters of Producing graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts, Hayley has experience working on both creative and corporate productions. And with Balloon Tree, they are often one in the same!
Just like Matt, Hayley has a passion for online content, producing two seasons of hit web series i can’t even. The series won Best New Talent at the 2015 Online Video Awards, screened at New York Web Fest 2015 and Melbourne WebFest’s 2016 and 2017 Spotlight on Melbourne.
Most importantly, she’s never afraid to use the F-word! (Calm down, it’s just feminism).
SCOTT BURGESS | HEAD OF POST-PRODUCTION
After finding his start in community television, breaking and fixing equipment on a live breakfast program, Scott studied at Deakin University quickly discovering that you probably shouldn’t tell people you learn from breaking things.
He is a keen observer of new technologies and proponent of remix culture, which means video editing was probably always where he was going to end up.