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What our clients say

"I have entrusted my video production work to Red Hat Films for over 10 years. Working with Sarah from Red Hat Films can only be described as a truly rewarding and professional experience. Sarah with her film making expertise acts as a guide and support, ensuring your corporate objectives are met and your story is told with passion and conviction.
When engaging Red Hat Films you are entering into a partnership committed to quality outcomes, and you will be working with a team genuinely dedicated to communicating your message."
Anna Maciejewska
Community Resilience Coordinator
Victoria State Emergency Service

"It has been great working with Red Hat Films on our DVD project. Through each stage of the project Sarah and her team have been flexible in accommodating our changing needs. Sarah was forthcoming with her creativity but at the same time had an understanding of our vision for the project.  The end result has been fantastic. "
Katie Goodrope
Southern Metro Region HDA - Home & Community Care Diversity Adviser
Bayside City Council  

"The DVD is being used for education purposes already and everyone who sees it loves it. It is the most valuable new resource we have had for quite some time."
Dr Christine Edwards
Program Manager
Hunter New England Population Health

“Red Hat Films were mindful of cultural sensitivities and protocol and were well received by the Aboriginal community. I found the team to be very professional with a very good understanding of the Heart Foundation’s aims.”
Vicki Wade
Cultural Lead
Heart Foundation

“This was our first foray into the short film business so we did not really know what to expect in terms of a production team. Red Hat films turned out to be a fun, innovative team of people that handled a difficult subject with professionalism and sensitivity. The final product was everything that we could have hoped.”
Karen Gillham
Director Health Promotion
Hunter New England Local Health District

“Red Hat Films were great to work with on our Jump Rope for Heart Outreach Program DVD. They were culturally appropriate in all aspects of the project and able to build rapport easily with students and staff at the school. This resulted in the entire process feeling like a small community when filming. 
Red Hat were very flexible and committed to delivering the best possible product for us. Sarah was always approachable and in regular contact with us.
The final product is emotional, fun and engaging. It represents the Heart Foundation’s values and vision for the project. The DVD impressed everyone involved and meets the needs of our intended viewers. 
I would highly recommend Red Hat Films for any future project.”
Kane Radford
NSW Jump Rope for Heart Outreach Officer, Heart Foundation

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Red Hat Films for your hard work and commitment in producing a wonderful product. Your professionalism and accommodating manner has made working with you an absolute joy."
Kellie-Ann Jolly
Former Director Physical Activity Unit
VicHealth

"Red Hat Films has produced a number of 10 minute short films for Oxfam, an internal campaign review video and ads for public broadcast.
The process of working with Red Hat Films has always been enjoyable and has produced excellent outcomes each time.
Sarah and her team have always taken the time to understand what we want to achieve with our films – what is it we want to say, who is the audience and what’s the impact we are looking to make. They contribute their ideas, knowledge and skills so we achieve the best result.  Working with Red Hat Films has always been more a collaboration than simply commissioning work. 
We often wish to clearly and strongly communicate messages about quite complex subjects and Sarah has always made it as easy as possible for us to provide draft scripts and outlines and to review the process and messaging as the film develops.
Communication with Red Hat Films has always been very professional.  They are adept at handling sensitive and complex subject material in order to fulfil our creative briefs. Our projects have always been delivered on budget and within the agreed deadlines."
Bruce Francis
National Campaigns manager
Oxfam Australia

"I have been working with Red Hat Films since 2004. The main thing which strikes me about the team at Red Hat is that they are very sensitive to the things that matter to us and they really listen to what we want to achieve. They are highly professional and a pleasure to work with and the outcomes always exceed our expectations.
From the beginning I felt we were being looked after with cost effective budgets, clever usage of this budget, great care and attention to detail."
Joel Nathan, OEM
Executive Director
Life Goes On

"From our first meeting Sarah’s personable approach shone through together with her amazing skills and easy to work with manner. I have continually sought her input in progressing the footage that I deliver for my Inspiration Speaking Business.
As the raw footage that Sarah carefully & skilfully edited was excerpts of my own recovery as a Stroke Survivor, the material used was so important for my business to get right & be treated with respect & sensitivity. Sarah was amazing throughout this process, listening to my requests but also offering her suggestions. What’s more, she always delivered the material in a timely & professional manner and liaised with my whole team to ensure the end product was at the highest quality and consistent with my other promotional material.
I highly recommend Sarah and Red Hat Films and will continue to utilise their fantastic services in the future."
Emma Gee
Inspirational Speaker
Client-centred Care & Resilience Expert

"Sarah produced the interactive video series, “Clinical Skills: Effective Approaches to Alcohol and other Drug Problems”. This was a highly complex sequence of trigger tapes and clinical demonstrations across five modules. That this series has been widely purchased and used by an array of health-counselling organisations and tertiary institutions is testimony to the skills of Sarah. I too use the videos for clinical instruction, and student comments indicate they greatly appreciate the format, style, visual appeal and pace of the videos.”
In terms of the production process, Sarah was always focused, efficient, direct in communicating the requirements of a successful product, and highly patient through the exacting period of refining our ideas. She has the ability to be faithful to the original intention and content in the draft scripts while gently guiding all contributors to a workable compromise.
I can highly recommend Sarah on health-related productions."
John O’Connor
Consultant Psychologist
National Centre for Training on Addiction, Flinders University

"Sarah’s role was to coordinate the production of the video modules from scriptwriting, editing, casting, filming and production.  Her coordination was highly professional at all times, offering advice that was sensitive to the aims of the academic staff involved and working calmly and efficiently on all tasks at all stages of production.  The end product has been extremely successful.
The videos communicate the required material in an interesting way due to various creative production strategies suggested by Sarah and sales have exceeded expectations.  I would recommend Sarah as Director on similar projects."
Amanda Baker
Senior Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer
The University of Newcastle


"T.H.E. distributes the interactive video series, “Clinical Skills: Effective Approaches to alcohol and other drug problems” produced and directed by Sarah Burrell-Davis. This series remains one of our highest sellers."
Michael White
Managing Director
Training Health and Educational Media


"It was a pleasure working with Sarah and Red Hat Films on the production of the Close the Gap evaluation DVD. Red Hat’s vision, flexibility and patience was exemplary and their understanding of what we were communicating resulted in a fine product – thanks Red Hat!"
Jane Powles
Former Indigenous Rights Advocacy Officer
Oxfam Australia


"They have arrived and are wonderful!
Thanks for all your patience, good grace and excellent advice in making it happen.
The final result is a thing of great beauty and has certainly set an awesome new benchmark for the communication tools used for our projects – you should be very proud!"
Nina Isabella
Senior Urban Designer
City Of Melbourne


"A genuine and professional service that cares about quality whilst specifically catering for every element of what we needed to achieve.
I feel that Red Hat Films fully understood the purpose of my project and that the finished project completely achieved that purpose. It is really enjoyable to work with Red Hat Films."
Dr. Robert Kaldawi
Director
Academy of Health Education of Victoria


"I’ve relied on Red Hat Films for corporate and project videos for 11 years. 
Sarah focuses on what needs to be done to convey the messages required. Her creative input, particularly for scripting, is invaluable and she is very good at getting great on camera performances. Sarah is very organised which ensures that production always runs smoothly. She is very easy to work with and very flexible when dealing with budget, deadline or location constraints to always deliver a first class result."
Leif Ericson
Marketing and Communications Manager
Water Infrastructure Group