Feature Film | DOCUMENTARY

The Last Impresario 

A feature documentary and moving celebration of the masterful and enigmatic UK theatre and film producer, Michael White.  A man who challenged British culture with cult classics such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show,  Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Oh' Calcutta, Polyester and hundreds more shows. 

Premiered London Film Festival 13th October, 2013. In competition Sydney Film Festival 2014. The film was released in Australian cinemas in June 2014. 

Role: Executive Producer. 

Collaborators: Director Gracie Otto of Ralf Films and Nicole O'Donohue of Wildflower Films. 

The Last Impresario trailer 

museum content design | story development, Experience design, audience engagement 

Australian National Maritime Museum, Warships

In January 2014 the ANMM ran a story, interpretation and design workshop for the three vessels Onslow, Vampire and Advance (which are currently located in the water outside the museum). The soon-to-be-built Warships Pavilion will be home to the stories of the three vessels and the Royal Australian Navy. 

Mel was part of a small team comprised of; ANMM creative producer Hamish Palmer, the ANMM digital curation team Nicole Cama and Penny Edwell, games designer Mike Jones, documentary producer Ester Hardy, and artist Alan Chen (who live-sketched as we conjured, debated and created characters and stories to bring the ships to life).  

In January 2015, Mel rejoined Hamish and a new ANMM team and group of experience designers and makers to craft stories, design and interpretation for the Vampire

short stories | cross media documentary series

Sacred Scraps Stories

Every resource, object, and project has a story. We're exploring the lifecycle of everyday things and the connections between resources, materials, people, places, technology, innovation and the environment.

Sacred Scraps is an interactive documentary series. A collection of short stories featuring raw materials, starting with their creation or extraction, through the creative processes of design, making and manufacturing, to the end of their life and how resources can be recovered, re-visioned, reused or recycled. 

We tell our stories through interactive illustrations, maps, data visualisations, mini movies, podcasts, and process pathways - online and in real spaces.