Definition: ‘Using pictures or interviews with people involved in real events to provide a factual report on a particular subject.’

Ergh… so bland!  There are many ways to tell a story and documentary can be so many different things with a multitude of platforms and possibilities to explore as well. It’s about the idea and at the heart of it all is the telling of a captivating story. Enjoy the show-reel and some featured productions for a taste of VAM documentaries. We love doco’s!!!


Drawn to Water

Roger Swainston is one of the world’s best marine artists and he blurs the line between art and science. This half-hour biopic follows his jaw dropping process from start to finish in the lead up to an exhibition where a large scale raw graphite reef drawing of a site at Ningaloo is displayed.

DRAWN TO WATER was developed and produced with the assistance of Screenwest and Lotterywest for ABC TV and aired in April 2017.

Testing Teachers

When some of Australia’s brightest minds enter the classroom as first time teachers, can they make a difference in schools that face the greatest challenges?

Testing Teachers was a Screentime & VAM Media series co-production with the assistance of Screen Australia & Screenwest for SBS TV and aired in April / May of 2017.

The Jub Jub Tree

Filmed during a south west regional tour, this short documentary follows the residency program of Sensorium Theatre in College Row, a special needs school in Bunbury, from initial workshops through to performance. It demonstrates the power of communication through documentary.