Indigenous Productions

Best Multimedia DVD Presentation – Training and Educational

Winner | Condoman - 3D Animation | 2011
Winner | Granny why don't you smoke? | 2008
Finalist | Department of Environment & Resource Management | 2012

Best Media Coverage Relating to Tourism Issues

Finalist | Laura Legend and Lore | 2006

Best Editing and Production Technique – Film and Television

Finalist | Laura Legend and Lore | 2006

Best Feature in Film and Television

Finalist | Laura Legend and Lore | 2006

Best Special Effects

Finalist | | 2016

Best Environmental Story

Winner | GhostNets Documentary | 2011

Best Documentary

Winner | Lockhart River Bush Food | 2008

The team at Visual Obsession understands the logistics, cultural protocols and sensitivities that must be respected while working to achieve the objectives of Indigenous clients.

Visual Obsession staff members have a special interest in and a passion for documenting indigenous cultures for all people to experience and better understand. Let Visual Obsession transform your indigenous health or indigenous education message into a clever documentary or mass communication campaign.

Working with indigenous cultures throughout Queensland, including North QLD to Cape York as well as Torres Strait Islands and Papua New Guinea. This has taught us firsthand how and why indigenous audiences are unique. This practical understanding is why we are repeatedly engaged by government and community councils, including Queensland Health, to create unique and well received indigenous education software for the national HITnet Touch screen kiosk network.

Visual Obsession developed a health promotion video for Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre for dementia prevention. The video focuses on an Indigenous audience, and communicates at a cultural level using footage and voice-over narrative. Dementia can erode some of the fundamental parts of a person's identity including memory & knowledge, but can be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices.
Working with Diabetes Queensland and other stakeholders: Visual Obsession created a Web App out of an existing interactive Kiosk App by HITNet. The App aims to provide short, sharp and useful information to help Indigenous Australians understand and manage the various types of diabetes. This involved creating a cross­platform HTML, CSS & Javascript framework to work with any device that includes a web browser:...
Queensland Health and Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia commissioned Visual Obsession to create an educational video to increase awareness and prevention of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease prevalent in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Starring silver Logie award winner Aaron Fa’aoso and reggae star Lindsay Snider from the Zenith Boyz to engage the 5-15 year old indigenous target market...
After extensive preparation with equipment, travel, accommodation, traditional permission, talent and props, vehicles and vessels. Visual Obsession collaborated with Maritime Safety Queensland to produce four positive, upbeat and informative television commercials to enhance community awareness about boating safety "Stop, Think & Survive" around the Torres Straits. Using High Definition state of the art...
Visual Obsession adapted Queensland Transport’s Your Keys to Driving in Queensland into an interactive software program and complimentary printed resource booklet for indigenous audiences called Ready for the Road. The software program features animated indigenous cartoon characters with common indigenous language voice overs to deliver key messages complimented by animated interactive driving scenario...
Visual Obsession was contracted by HITnet to create an animated version of the Condoman comic, an interactive Condoman HITnet module, an Interactive Condoman DVD, and a 12 week social media campaign. All of these elements were part of a greater campaign with the goal of spreading the message of safe sex to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Visual Obsession developed animation based on the brand new...
Visual Obsession was contracted by the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre to film and produce a Video Production to be viewed on Hitnet kiosks right across Queensland. Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre engaged us to create a concept which would effectively communicate messages about their service called Respite, which offers indigenous Carers in Cape York Peninsula a break from their caring role...
In a recent effort by the Queensland Government, The Department of Environment Resource Management put into action a plan to encourage traditional owners of indigenous areas in Cape York Peninsula to make a decision to apply for a UNESCO World Heritage listing. The Department Of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) contracted Visual Obsession to create a short DVD video to reinforce their message to the...
Gurriny Yealamucka Health Services Aboriginal Corporation commissioned Visual Obsession to create a DVD documentary about indigenous fatherhood. Shot on location in Cairns' Aboriginal community: Yarrabah, Indigenous Fathers features interviews with four Yarrabah fathers sharing their experiences of fatherhood including parenting skills and their own personal interpretation of what it means to be a father.
GhostNets Australia is an alliance of 22 indigenous communities and Indigenous Rangers from coastal northern Australia, from the Kimberly region to the Torres Strait, who work together in the removal and recycling of discarded fishing nets and marine debris that litter our coastlines. "GhostNets" drift in the ocean, sometimes for years, choking and killing turtles, fish and other marine life. It also addresses the...
A biennial event, the Laura Dance Festival is one of the largest Aboriginal cultural dance Festivals in Australia. Visual Obsession obtained exclusive rights to film and photograph and produce a 24 minute documentary for the festival. In March 2006, Imparja Television broadcast the production. The response from the Aboriginal communities throughout Cape York was fantastic. The production team arrived at the...
Visual Obsession adapted a tobacco education and health awareness booklet targeting indigenous youth audiences into an interesting educational video on behalf of the Queensland Government. The animated video features the book’s main character, ‘Granny’, an aboriginal elder talking to children about the history of Tobacco and why she chooses not to use it. Granny Why Don’t You Smoke incorporates statistics about...
Visual Obsession scripted, edited and filmed a dental health education and awareness video targeting indigenous youth and adolescents from Cairns Aboriginal community, Yarrabah. Commissioned by Gurriny Yealamucka Health Services Aboriginal Corporation, the video features local boxing personality, Fred Mundraby educating the audience about how and why they need to brush their teeth and maintain a good diet and oral...
Visual Obsession was contracted by the Royal Flying Doctors Service, Lockhart River Council and Hitnet to produce a series of documentary stories. The objective of this production is to promote physical activity and a healthy diet in the Lockhart River Community. The filming took place over a period of 12 months, to gather information about bush foods over the range of different seasons. Two distinct seasons were...
Visual Obsession shot and scripted Deadly Dinners, an educational healthy eating DVD aimed at teaching indigenous audiences to “go for 2 & 5” serves of fresh fruit and vegetables each day. Starring prominent indigenous personality Damon Leftwich, the DVD contains 4 recipes, kitchen hygiene, food preparation and storage tips and is distributed as a standalone disc and via the Australian Government’s HitNET kiosk...
In conjunction with Queensland Health and Gurriny Yealamucka Health Services Aboriginal Corporation, Visual Obsession developed a series of indigenous specific early childhood reading books. Complimented by large posters in schools and community centres, books for babies combined indigenous themed story lines about nutrition and health activities with photos of real Yarrabah community members and colourful graphics...
Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia contracted Visual Obsession to design and develop a brochure/comic book to educate indigenous children, teenagers and young adults on the prevention of Rheumatic Heart Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease. After research and brainstorming, Visual Obsession sketched and developed scenes and characters of varying ages (children, teens and adults) that could be used across different media...