Location Management

Best Documentary

Finalist | Invaders - Feral Pig Plague | 2012
Finalist | Swarms - National Geographic and Pangolin Pictures New York | 2005

Filming in Australia? Let us facilitate the logistics of your local and international travel, organize professional production teams and resources.

Located in the Tropical City of Cairns, Australia, Visual Obsession offer professional documentary facilitation services which take the stress out of filming in another country or remote location.

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Logistics

When you work with us you are dealing with professionals who understand the technical, creative and logistical requirements of national and international documentary makers. Our suite of production services in Cairns include: Location Management for documentaries anywhere in Australia or Papua New Guinea. Sourcing Indigenous talent for documentary and film production. Sourcing specialised production equipment, props and talent for shoots. Organising production personnel and equipment such as makeup artists, grips, runners, fixers, transport, story board artist, art department, cast, local liaison, production office staff, archival footage, boats/trains/aircraft including helicopters. Awareness of regulatory requirements for filming in Australia. Other logistical advice, local knowledge and information about cultural sensitivities. Use our experience and networks in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland to assist in the facilitation process so you can focus on the project at hand.

Working Visas

When coming to Australia to work, you are required by law to be sponsored. Acquiring the relevant working visas is the first step. An application form must be completed and lodged with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Consultation with the relevant Australian Union is also required. Guidelines on the entry into Australia of foreign actors for the purpose of employment in film and television productions can also be found at the Department of The Arts.

We live in such a beautiful part of the world! Of course we had to make a documentary about it. North Queensland Tropical Paradise highlights Far North Queensland’s people, places, history, industries and activities. With a running time of 60 minutes, it is full of high quality imagery, great story line and a good insight on what it is like to be local to this beautiful part of the world.
Here’s something to think about, go to one of the most beautiful locations in North Queensland, take with you a Jet Ranger Helicopter, a Tyler Middle Mount, 1x Sony HDW250 High Definition Video camera with film crew, plus indigenous talent and hey presto! What fun and what beautiful pictures! Have to mention the client was stoked with the end product…we know it’s all about the ROI.
Visual Obsession has filmed numerous aerial shots, including many aerial to ground and aerial to aerial situations. Watch the fixed wing aircraft take lift off from Cairns Airport, overlook Cairns City, Northern Beaches and the ocean passenger liner cruising along the sea. Visual Obsession captured some amazing aerial to aerial footage of fixed wing aircraft flying around the Torres Strait Islands and a heavy...
Take a look at the great Barron River falls, Kuranda Railway and an aerial view of Kuranda which is situated in the middle of one of Far North Queensland's many tropical rainforests. Visual Obsession also captured footage of Port Douglas and their outstanding Marina Mirage and resorts. The rich Daintree rainforest, Little Island of Low Isles and Double Island just outside of Palm Cove. Visual Obsession's film crew...
Australia truly is one of the most diverse continents in the world, ranging from our barren red plains to our lush rivers and coastlines. Our Visual Obsession film crew love to travel to the most remote, beautiful places in the Australian outback. In the remote Gulf of Carpentaria and other regions, our camera crew has had the opportunity to capture some truly rare and wonderful aerial footage. Helicopter cattle...
The Kimberley region, located in the northern part of Western Australia, is a boundless wonderland of crystal clear turquoise oceans, pristine white sandy beaches, secluded inland pools, steep winding gorges, and uniquely formed rocky outcrops and flood plains as far as the eye can see. We can't forget to mention heritage listed 60 million year old Bungle Bungles, unusual and visually striking with their striping in...
Not only will we organise your international shoot anywhere within Australia, we can come to you anywhere outside Australia. Visual Obsession Cameraman Corey Austin was contracted by Discovery Channel Asia and Bang Productions Singapore to film in Indonesia with well known Australian director, Christopher Zinn. This involved filming 12 stories within 14 days. Dodging military convoys, tense moments with Indonesian...
This is a montage of broadcast quality video filmed in the City of Cairns and Far North Queensland region. Including footage of significant places, aboriginals exploring and following in the footsteps of their ancestors, crocodiles in their native habitats, native bush foods, honey bees, wild horses galloping through bushland, Jabiru and brolgas, geese, scarlet sunsets, Barramundi fishing, the gorgeous Ellis and...
Organizing visas, filming permits, sound recorder, various production crew (in FNQ and NSW) and experienced indigenous performers was all part of the brief for this client. Having used us on other jobs it was straightforward, they simply sent us the brief and let us take care of all the preparation. Arriving late at night, everything was fully organised and production was well underway the next day. Many of the...
Commissioned by Placer Dome Asia Pacific due to our reputation for indigenous cultural sensitivity and international standard video productions, Visual Obsession travelled to PNG to film and photograph the closing ceremony and deconstruction of mining operations on Misima Island. The documentary was shot using a broadcast widescreen digital DVCPRO50 camera and respectfully details the unique cultural characteristics...
With Australia being on the southern edge of South East Asia it's only appropriate that we travel Malaysia to appreciate the culture of our neighbours. While we're there, a little bit of recreational filming always adds a bit more fun and value to the trip!
Beautiful place with great people. With some of the best scenery in the world, good food and great massages, its an excellent place for filming. You only have to watch television shows like Mark Burnett's Survivor ThaiLand to realise that this is one of the best Asian filming locations.
China presents one of the most amazing contrasts of technology over time….buffalos plough the field along side modern day farming equipment….If you want state of the art or sequence from the Ming Dynasty, set amongst some of the most amazing Scenery in the world. Filming in China is excellent value. Keep in mind that Filming in China is not yet quite accessible to film crews as other countries.