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

For the Love of Strings and Wood – Produced for ABC TV and ABC Online

This story 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.

Tigermonkey Productions create authentic stories, directed by award winning filmmaker and storyteller Jeff Licence. 

Jeff has had the privilege to tell stories across a vast variety of sectors, from corporate filmmaking to stories about artists, people with disabilities, multicultural, indigenous and environmental themes, as well as community and place based stories. It is his quest for truth and authenticity, mixed with compassion and an embedded approach to filmmaking, that make Jeff’s stories meaningful and resonant.

Jeff has created long and short form documentary films for the ABC, Qld Performing Arts Centre, Griffith University, Penguin Publishing, Aurecon Engineering, Bleach* Festival, Faros Care, Australia Council for the Arts, FTI Consulting, Australian Institute of Architects and many more.

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

Jeff’s numerous ABC television 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.

Beyond the ABC, Jeff has continued to create documentaries and corporate videos for a variety of clients.

Here are some stories he prepared earlier…

The Saltwater Story – full length documentary

This documentary recreates an indigenous canoe journey that hasn’t been made for over 150 years. Follow the Bundjalung/ Yugambeh elders and youth as they build the canoes and paddle them 80km from Koombumerri country (the Gold Coast) to Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island). An incredible experience and such a powerful, positive story.

“Just sat through the best hour of film I have experienced in years. The Saltwater Story traces the 80km canoe journey that used to unite two trading Aboriginal peoples between what is now Gold Coast and North Stradbroke. Five stars to film maker Jeff Licence for such a remarkable piece of cross-generational and cross-cultural story telling. Beautifully shot, brilliantly told and such a tapestry of humour, history and hope.”
Dean Gould – Chief Marketing Officer – Southern Cross University

Creating a light Landscape – Produced for ABC TV & ABC Online

Kristian Baggerson creates stunning, large scale geometric sculptural experiences from the simplest of materials – paper bags and tea lights.

We All Dance – Qld Performing Arts Centre and the Royal Opera House

Mini documentary produced for QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) in collaboration with the Royal Ballet and multiple community art, indigenous, special needs and homeless support groups across Qld. A privilege to be part of.

The FTI Difference

Corporate video production for the global group FTI Consulting

4224 – Making Place opening sequence – Independent Documentary

Jandamarra Cadd – Produced for ABC TV & ABC Online

An incredible artist and activist, Jandamara Cadd tells the story of his artwork, his difficult path into adulthood that ultimately saved his life.

All Abilities Abroad – Geoff and Romany’s story

Four Australian survivors of head injuries travel to Tonga to collaborate with the local disability sector and to make steps in their own recovery.
A collaboration between ABC International, Scope Global and Tigermonkey Productions.

Dunya’s Story – Produced for ABC TV & ABC Online

As part of the ABC’s International Student Series, I was asked to travel to Armidale and make 2 films in a week.
This video is about Dunya, a muslim women who has become a star volunteer in her community.

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

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

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