ABOUT US

We are a Melbourne based production company with a White Cyclorama Studio and Podcast Studio available to hire. As content creators we focus on TVCs, short films, music videos, training videos, corporate videos, stills, event photography and more. Bespoke solutions for any media needs.

Feel free to get in contact and let us know exactly how we can help you! 

 
 
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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. Founding Balloon Tree Productions in 2011, Matt and BTP have gone from strength to strength - working on everything from national TVCs and campaigns to social media content to training videos - all for some of Australia's largest and most successful companies.

Building Balloon Tree Productions to be a fountain of creativity has long been passion of Matt’s; and with his love of collaboration, storytelling and people - Matt has seen his passion reflected back at him through a vibrant team, studio space and the work that they do together.

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 (along with nominations for Best Channel and Direction) - and the show being awarded ‘Best Web Video’ at the London Film Awards 2014 and ‘Best Writing’ at NYC WebFest 2014, ’Outstanding Ensemble (Comedy)' at LAWebfest 2013, 'Melbourne's Best' at Melbourne Web Fest 2013 as well as a number of official festival selections across the globe.

 
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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).

 
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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.