Video Production & Documentary

“Jeff Licence, you have such a gift for capturing the beauty, essence, history and spirit of a place and a community.”

Sharon Solyma, Bond University

Tigermonkey Productions create authentic stories, whatever the subject and whoever the client, directed by award winning filmmaker and storyteller Jeff Licence.

Jeff has created films for the Australia Council for the Arts, Qld Performing Arts Centre, Griffith University, Aurecon Engineering, Burleigh Brewing company, F.S.G, Australian Institute of Architects and the ABC (plus many more).

ABC Open Producer

Between January 2014 and March 2017 Jeff Licence was employed as the ABC Open Producer for NSW North Coast and the Gold Coast, creating video, photographic, audio and written content for ABC TV, Radio and Online.

Jeff’s TV screen credits include 7.30 Report, News 24, Behind the News, Australia Plus and ABC Arts. He also created films for several ABC IView special projects, including Mental As, International Student Stories and Right Wrongs.

His films have been screened at various Film Festivals around the country as well as in Melbourne’s Federation Square and the Sydney Opera House.

Jeff’s experience with the ABC has been invaluable in developing his technical, filmmaking and storytelling skills, as well as deepening his understanding of communities and characters to capture the essence of place.

Here are some stories he prepared earlier…

This video won the Best TV Feature Story award at the 2017 Macca Awards and was a finalist in the Qld Clarion Media awards for best camera work. Produced by Jeff for ABC TV and ABC Open.

Creating a light Landscape – Made for ABC Television and Online

Jandamarra Cadd – Made for ABC Television and Online

Maleny’s Unusual Suspects – Made for ABC Television and Online

Drawn Here – Architecture of the Gold Coast & Northern Rivers

Created for the Australian Institute of Architects, this short doco celebrates 30 years of the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers Architecture Awards, by offering a portfolio of ideas and opinions on the changing face of the architecture, urban design and development in this region. Greatly assisted by Philip Follent and Amy Degenhart, architecture experts.

“A truly professional film maker brings out the best credentials of their subjects that  surprise even the subjects themselves. A rare ability is also to document critically yet with respect. Jeff Licence does all this and with a youthful curiosity about the world of architecture. He tells a story that very few architects could effectively convey and in so doing has promoted brilliantly the region of Gold Coast/ Northern Rivers and its architects. Thanks Jeff.”
Professor Philip Follent – Former Qld State Architect & Gold Coast City Architect

4224 – Making Place

What makes a good community? Why do people choose a place and then choose to stay there? Here is the opening sequence to a new documentary about the places, spaces and faces of Tugun village on the southern Gold Coast. Screening at the 2013 Bleach Festival.

Inspiring Change with Silvia Camastral Ph.D

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Jeff Licence. His friendly, fun and professional advice and guidance was incredibly helpful in shaping my ideas for my video project. I found Jeff’s filming and editing work extremely professional and of great quality and I am extremely happy with the result.” Silvia Camastral, Ph.D Psychotherapist

This series of interviews with Psychotherapist Silvia Camastral, delves into the heart of what makes creative people tick.

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Kicking off the White Shoes documentary

Described as bold, brave and a major rebranding opportunity for the Gold Coast, this new documentary premiered at the Gold Coast Film Festival, 2012 and has been receiving both local and national media attention.
Be prepared to see a side to the Gold Coast you never knew existed.

Artists in Paradise for Gold Coast MAGIC

“Jeff, working with you during and towards development of ‘The People and The Place’  was one of the most pleasant experiences for me and GC MAGIC’s team and artists. The degree of professionalism, friendly approach and flexibility are among many other features that we experienced with you. Thanks for the beautiful job you did with our project.”
Nasrin Vaziri – Project Coordinator

Corporate & Web Video – Getting Business noticed

McLaughlins Lawyers

“Thank you Jeff for the filming process which was carried out professionally, without too much interruption to our daily business, and with a nice level of humour. The Video clip you have produced gives anyone who visits our website a taste of our premises and our staff, confirming to prospective clients that our firm has real substance and credibility. It also sets the appropriate tone of professionalism for our business. We are very happy with the whole process and the finished product.”          Ian Kennedy, Managing Partner, McLaughlins Lawyers.

Stephen Hoskin – Mens Counsellor

Econapkin Product Web video

Tiger Monkey Productions, proudly owned and operated by Jeff Licence and his partner Nadia Sunde have been an absolute joy to work with. From our initial brief and personal meetings, they listened, and “boy is that rare today”’ and came back not only with a commercial proposal that improved on our initial thoughts, but  also provided a  professionally finished product that exceeded even our high expectations. Thank you for your listening, professionalism, advice, caring and concerned attitude throughout our dealings. I have no hesitation in recommending you for any commercial video production, regardless of size and will be pleased to communicate personally with anyone who may be in need of your services.
Graham Lock – Managing Director www.econapkin.com

 Kylie’s Professional Mineral  Makeup

Shot at the Fashion on James event – Burleigh Heads

Mountain Top Coffee

Through the great Rob Bare at R&B Creative Communication, I had the chance to shoot and edit a short web doco for Mountain Top Coffee, based in N.N.S.W. The perks (percs?) were having freshly roasted coffee almost straight from the tree, the incredible views and the sunrises and sunsets. Thanks also to Michael Fix for the beautiful music.

Music & Performance

Walking down Cloudstreet

The Circus of Desires, by the amazing folk duo, Cloudstreet filmed on location at the Neurum Creek Music Festival.

Working with Jeff Licence was a delight.  His professional approach, keen eye for visual opportunities and great artistic judgement made the production of our music clip a pleasure.  As well as bringing his extensive experience and skill to the process, Jeff was also open to our ideas, producing a result that reflected our music to its best advantage.
We enjoyed the process of production, Jeff’s collaborative approach and best of all, we’ve been delighted with the resulting video.

John Thompson and Nicole Murray – Cloudstreet

Nadia & the Blue Flamingo theatre show promo

Good friends and socks go hand in hand….

Written by Nadia Sunde & Jeff Licence, premiered at the Melbourne Recital Centre and at the Somerset Festival of Literature 2012. Enjoy a little taste of the talents of Nadia Sunde. Music accompaniment by Michael Fix.

The Lamplights light up the Markets

Another music clip for the song Practise, with the fantastic Gold Coast band, The Lamplights down at the local Palm Beach Food and Farmers Markets. Look out for flying fruit!

Hi Jeff,I just wanted to write to you and say how happy I was with how things went for the Practise film clip.  It made our job really easy and the footage you got was remarkable –  I was suprised withthe angles and the shots that you got on the day and was so happy with what you saw.  I also wanted to say thanks for the way you conducted yourself during the editing process.  You were really open to my feedback, no matter how abstract, and completed the job in record time.  I know all The Lamplights are really happy with the clip and we’ve had many people ask who filmed it. Congratulations!       Ashley Perrow – The Lamplights

Barleyshakes Music clip at Wintermoon Festival

This song has just won the QMusic award in the World Music category. Congrats! Filmed on location at the Wintermoon Festival, this clip highlights the talents and joyfulness of Alan and Kristin Kelly and the Barleyshakes. What a great place for a weekend of play and music and a blessing for anyone seeking quirky locations. Enjoy!

Working with Jeff Licence on our film clip was as easy as a walk in the park. Jeff’s laid back prfessional focus kept us on target and made it all flow and we are extremely happy with the result. Jeff has a clear vision of what is needed in this genre, and this saves a lot of valuable time. We were never in danger of going over budget or not achieving our deadline. The film clip for the “Green and the Blue” is powering ahead of all our other video footage, and continues to get us that all important exposure through the many media highways that are available to artists these days. I have no hesitation in giving Jeff Licence the biggest thumbs up I can and look forward to making our next film clip together.

Alan Kelly, The Barleyshakes

The Craic was mighty, Sasta!

Sásta are a talented bunch of paddy blokes from around Brisbane and the Sunshine coast who are spreading their beautiful Irish music around. Here’s one of the videos we recorded of them playing live at the Brisbane Irish Club.

Hi Jeff,

A quick note just to say thank you.Your video and photograph shoot of our band was great fun and very professional. We all felt we were in good hands at all times and we are delighted with the top quality end result. The videos have been uploaded to our facebook fan page & on You Tube and have already got us work, as venue managers & booking agents have seen the clips you took, and booked us, its paid for itself already! Can’t thank you enough for your attention to detail, creativity & enthusiasm with us.

Thanks again, 

Mick – Sásta  Irish Music Band www.sastaband.com

The Seesaw Song

I shot this film clip during Nadia’s photo shoot for her Homespun album cover with the wonderful photographer, Barb Uil.

It’s been intercut with old Super 8 footage of Nadia as a 4 year old, playing in her cubby, on her swing, with her Dad and of course, on the seesaw.

To find out more about Nadia’s music, go to http://www.nadiasunde.com.

Surf writer Tim Baker reads….

Tim Baker, well known and respected surf writer and journalist and I took a trip to a local beach to film him surfing and reading a story from one of his books, High SurfThe idea was to release the story from the shackles of the pages and let it fly off into the blue cyber world, reaching new audiences, and leading them back into the pages once again. The story is entitled, Surf lesson 39: Don’t think about other stuff while paddling for a wave.

Earthtalk Radio series

A few years ago I was lucky enough to get a grant through the ABC Regional Production fund to tell the stories of some amazing environmentalists working across the South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales regions. This was a dream job come true. I got to travel to interesting places and meet great people and ask them lots of questions about what they do, how they do it and how it all makes a difference in the grand scheme. They also shared their ideas about sustainability and the way they saw their region and the world moving forward. It was an inspiring and exciting experience and a wonderful insight into the thoughts of our leaders in sustainability.

Burton, Sunde & Fix

Having a muso wife has many benefits. Music is always in the air, travelling musician friends often appear on tour looking for a place to sleep, festivals are a constant throughout the year and I get to be part of the behind the scenes in the genesis of a new band.
That’s what happened the other day – I became official photographer and videographer for the soon to be household name band, ‘Burton, Sunde and Fix’. There full names are Paul Robert Burton, Nadia Sunde and Michael Fix, all amazing musicians in their own right and as a trio, set to be a musical force of nature.
I got to take some photos of them in the beautiful and atmospheric Old Dairy building at the Ecovillage in Currumbin valley and we also recorded a live song which is now on Youtube.

They had one run through of the song before I hit the record button. Nadia wrote the song, Michael had heard it a few times and it was fresh for Paul. The fact that they nail it like this, just show what accomplished musicians they are. There is also a cameo walk on (literally) by Christian Marsh, one of Australia’s best Harmonica players.
Keep an eye out for ‘Burton, Sunde and Fix’ as they begin to gig around the region and beyond. I’ll be the guy juggling a camera, child, lead and drink in each hand.

Burton Sunde Fix again!

This is Burton, Sunde Fix (a.k.a Paul Robert Burton, Michael Fix and Nadia Sunde), recorded live here at the Zamia Theatre on Tamborine Mountain.

Nadia’s Family Music Jamboree

Speaking of adventure, here’s another youtube clip of Nadia’s Family Music Jamboree held at the beautiful Neurum Creek Festival 2010. Enjoy!


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3 thoughts on “Video Production & Documentary

  1. Great work Jeff- particularly like Doms words of truth and glad the sculptures we put in years ago provide a creative backdrop certainly wasn’t much public art 10 years ago x

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