MEET THE APOLLO TEAM
FILMMAKER, VIDEO PRODUCER AND FOUNDER
When mulit-talented video producer Deana Durisic founded Apollo Films in 2011, she combined her decade of experience in the film industry with her background in business. As a professional stuntwoman, Deana had a front row seat seeing Hollywood legends at work. Deana’s credits include appearing alongside “The Rock” Dwayne Douglas Johnson in San Andreas, working on a Steven Spielburg production, the epic Terranova, and stunt driving in Shell TV commercial.
On the other side of the camera, Deana produces web commercials, short films, educational videos and a multitude of online sales and marketing videos. Deana is an energetic, experienced businesswoman and understands the commercial realities businesses face every day. She has operated her own successful businesses since 2000 in different industries, including a dance school and online shops, and she has helped many other businesses to grow “Business needs focus, drive and almost endless energy”.
CAMERAMAN, PHOTOGRAPHER, EDITOR
Despite loving film since he could remember, Jacob first took up the camera to better a career in marine biology. Fortunately, fate intervened, and Jacob realised his passion was for moving pictures.
With an eye for light, composition and slick edits, Jacob is responsible for capturing our clients on video, taking beautiful on-set photos and editing together beautiful video.
Jacob enjoys the creative side of video, being in control of a narrative and creating a story.
Favourite movie: Fight Club “It’s unique, a cult classic. The cinematography is incredible and it’s got an awesome script.”
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & ASSISTANT PRODUCER
Ella works closely with our Producer to ensure that our clients are well looked after and all our films are delivered to the highest of standards and precisely to our clients brief. She is an expert in assisting our clients in bringing their video ideas to life and helps them every step of the way.
She has over 5 years experience in the industry and is Apollos’ Producer’s Assistant. Ella is also an aspiring actress with leading roles in a drama series which is premiering soon on Amazon Prime.
Education & Training
⊕ Sales and Business Development Coaching in Singapore
⊕ Film and TV training with industry elites including Scott Major (Director of the TV show Neighbours) and Kristina Sexton (Hollywood Director, Producer and Dialogue Coach)
⊕ Ella also has a unique background in the Medical industry, graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Sciences (Radiation Therapy) then proceeding to work as a Radiation Therapist and Surgical representative in Orthopaedic Surgery.
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR, VIDEOGRAPHER & EDITOR
Cameron is our in house film maker and Production Coordinator and obtained his bachelor degree in Film Production in Brisbane.
He has a vast array of experience with producing and directing short films, documentaries and TVCs.
He aspires to deliver high quality content to all clients.
WHAT OUR CLIENT’S SAY
“I must say it’s been a delight working with you on this set of product training video’s. Both the timeline you were able to achieve and the excellent quality of the final product was great and exceeded our expectations. It’s also refreshing to have Australian actors and voices which I know will also appeal to our global organisation. Please use us as a reference for your excellent work”.
★★★★★ “We approached Apollo Films because we were after video content for both our website and Facebook page. Effective content marketing involves publishing a steady stream of content that our patients finds interesting enough to acknowledge and hopefully even share with their online social circles. Video’s are quickly digested by those watching and are an invaluable source of being able to portray ones personality. Apollo Films helped us by producing a video showcasing our principal dentist and owner as well as educational videos for patients. We found the experience easy and straight forward and the result was nicely polished.We would recommend Apollo Films”.
★★★★★ Deana and her team provide excellent and professional service. Whilst maintaining high standards at all times, Apollo Films make the experience of preparing, looking at ROI and actual filming truly enjoyable. It was very reassuring to receive a high quality product in the end and know that value for my money is taken seriously. Thanks Deana, Philippe, Simone, Madonna and Bill!
“I had the pleasure of working with Deana and the team at Apollo Films. I find the team to be very professional with strong attention to detail. I highly recommend Apollo Films to partner in your business to excel to the next level”.
“Hi Deana, We can’t thank you enough for the fantastic videos Apollo films have produced for Brisbane Cruises. It’s the first time we’ve ventured into having professional videos produced and the end result is well and truly worth it. The aerial shots, taking in the views of our gorgeous Moreton Bay and the Lady Brisbane boat from above, add another dimension and enhance the overall message of the Moreton Bay video. Having a walk through video of the Lady Brisbane boat is a fabulous promotional tool for interested organisers who can’t physically inspect the boat. And then there’s the Wedding Video…..what can we say – it’s romantic, special, spectacular, heart-warming and and and… This video captures perfectly the warmth and love this couple have for each other and their families. There are other options besides the traditional Wedding venue of a closed room. This video shows that beautifully by bringing all the elements together…love, family and the natural beauty of our own Brisbane River. Good work Deana and team – thank you so much for the professional way you organised it all….we just had to turn up and do our thing”.
“I knew I needed a series of video blogs and, they had to be savvy, beautiful and professional. Step in Apollo Films! Deana and her team created a rockin’ intro & a beautiful set, mixed it with some clever editing & a cool edge to deliver a video blog that I am beyond happy with. On top of an awesome end product, the process was effortless and flowing. Definitely a big yes to working with Apollo Films again. Thank you a trillion, Deana”.
“Dear Apollo Films, I can’t thank you enough for all of the efforts and speed with which your professional team created our video. What really impressed me was how easy you made it for me, and how smoothly the whole process ran. I am so pleased to see the value in this video; the ability to send my video to every quoted client with a link, UNBELIEVABLE and I am getting more hits on my website. I am looking forward to working with your team in the future for more videos I have in mind. I would highly recommend your services to anyone who wants a new, easy and affordable way of communicating with clients and staff, and increasing traffic on their website”.
“Re: The Wizard of Oz Digital Backdrops Following a recommendation from a Company member, Queensland Musical Theatre contacted Deana Durisic of Apollo Films to create the animated digital backdrops for our recent production of The Wizard of Oz. These were large projections taking up the whole back of the stage (approximately 10 m x 4 m). The task was varied and required the production of a number of wholly digital backgrounds for some scenes and the overlay of video onto stock footage for others. These included the tornado scene with an animated tornado and fly‐ins of items that swirled around the tornado, including a chicken coop, a rocking chair, a cow and Miss Gulch riding her bike and transforming into the Witch. Apollo Films tackled these unusual jobs with enthusiasm. They either created items from scratch or, in some instances, used filmed footage by a QMT member or stock footage. Following weeks of drawing, experimenting and improving the result they produced scenes which enhanced the musical and were much appreciated by the audience. This was a massive task, the true dimensions of which were only discovered as the job progressed, but the Apollo Films Team persisted to the end giving many hours of extra work above and beyond the call of duty”.
“I was very impressed with the work I had done by Apollo Films. The film production was excellent and very organized. I would definitely recommend Deana and her team”.