The Makers

Bank Of Melbourne / Joel Harmsworth

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Born and raised in Melbourne, Joel was determined to create a film free from cliche, one that truly reflected the city he loves and uncovered the stories that form it's identity. The authenticity in this film comes from using only street-cast real people - what you see really is what you get, with artisans, builders, makers and musicians filmed in their everyday environments. Finding people with a real spark, Joel then used their daily lives to drive the narrative, building the final film around their stories. With a background in photography and design, Joel pushed beyond a simple documentary approach in filming these people, in favour of a more graphic and visual style, giving the film it’s rich, cinematic quality.
  • Agency / Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney
  • Executive Creative Director / Mike Spirkovski
  • Agency Producer / Esme Fisher
  • Art Director / Flavio Fonseca
  • Copywriter / Piero Ruzzene