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 although he remains relatively unknown in the Art world. This half-hour biopic follows his unique process where art and science come together in an exploration of life itself. We follow Roger as he dives and draws at the majestic Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia and goes on to present an exquisite large scale graphite drawing to a stunned audience. Roger is truly a once in a generation artist of great importance as he explores the underwater world.

A VAM Media production for ABC TV.

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? The series revolves around six first-time teachers at three public high schools (n Victoria, Northern Territory and Western Australia) over the first twelve months of their teaching career.

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.

Shipwreck Hunters Australia ***New Series In Production***

Production has kicked off for new six-part documentary series Shipwreck Hunters Australia. The series is the first Australian documentary production for global streaming giant Disney+, with production investment from Screen Australia, Screenwest and the Western Australian Screen Fund.

A VAM Media and Terra Australis Productions co-production with executive producer Steve Bibb of Barking Mad Productions with support from the WA Museum.