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We help good development organisations
tell their story through film & animation.

Film & Animation
for Social Change

Digital content done well.
If you’re fighting for inclusion, human rights, equality and justice, then we should chat.

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Room3 is a dedicated film and animation production company for Not-For-Profits and For-Purpose organisations. We are passionate, experienced and friendly with a drive to make media more inclusive and accessible. Since 2003 we’ve produced hundreds of short films and animations.

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We have been privileged to work alongside
some of the world’s biggest change makers!
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Strategy

OK, so yes we make cinematic things and great graphics… but before we jump in we love to sharpen our pencils, roll up our sleeves, and read… then talk… then research… then talk some more... then develop.

 

• Content development
• Creative Concepts
• Scripting and messaging
• Storyboarding
• Multi lingual translations
• Producing
• Directing

Filming

From Melbourne to Townsville, Almaty to Dhaka to Xi’an and Chiang Rai, we have pretty much filmed there and everywhere in between. We always find personal stories humbling and motivating.

 

• Documentary storytelling
• Educational resources
• Fundraising, appeals, advocacy and causes
• Social media & awareness campaigns
• Events coverage
• Photography coverage
• Studio shoots

Animation

From the beginning we’ve pushed boundaries to make animation affordable for our non profit clients. We offer the complete service - beginning to end and can guide you every step of the way. And it starts with our animation flowchart. Get in touch and we'll send it your way!

 

• Storyboarding
• Original design & illustration
• Custom branding
• Motion graphic animation
• Explainers
• Presentations

Post Production

We are a full service post production company. From editing our latest location shoot to retrofitting existing client footage, creating foreign language versions, or bedazzling a 2010 film with fresh graphics. We don’t mind. We’re here to serve.

 

• Editing
• Colour Grading
• Graphics & Animation
• Sound Design
• International and local voice over acquisition & recording
•  Subtitling

Accessible Solutions | Inclusive Film making

At Room3 we believe in an inclusive world for all. We believe that ALL media should be available to ALL people, so we go over and above to provide the capabilities to make your content accessible, and have the expertise to guide you.

Subtitles

Sign Language

Audio Descriptions

Languages

Services
 
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Neal Wallace
Film Producer
WaterAid UK

Erin and the team at Room3 have always impressed us - their creativity and attention to detail begins from their pitching and goes right through to delivery. We love working with them at WaterAid; they've never produced anything less than a brilliant animation, delivered on time and budget. 

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Elle Spring
Communications Manager
CBM Australia

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Room3 across multiple projects.

From creative conception to film completion, Room3 are incredible to work with, bringing stories to life.

Their flexible approach and commitment to honouring a person’s story, result in impactful films that go beyond project targets – never did I think our films would reach the world stage at the United Nations in New York, but they did – twice!

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Robert McKechnie

Multimedia Producer

Plan International Australia

Plan International Australia worked with Room3 to create an animated explainer video on the importance of girls’ education in achieving climate justice. Room3 helped us to tell this story in a clear, concise and really engaging way. Every step of the process was clearly explained and from storyboarding to the final outputs the project ran seamlessly. Room3 has helped us to tell a complex story with creativity and flair. Couldn’t recommend Room3 enough.

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Katie Sultana

Marketing Manager

Executive Division, Baptistcare

I have always valued working with Room3 and will continue to go back to them. The skills of the team are highly valued as they are able to offer great art and creative direction and expertise, alongside their brilliant technical skills. They take great interest in understanding the brief and connecting with all involved.

The end result is always great, we’ve created many beautiful pieces of art.

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Jen Willis

Communications Consultant Take Two | Berry Street

Room3 helped me turn a difficult concept into a short animated brand video that I’m really happy with. Room3 were easy to work with, responsive and professional. They were understanding and patient when I needed to engage more stakeholders for feedback during the scripting. I would definitely recommend working with Room3. I particularly like that they specialise in animation and work lots with non-profit organisations like us.

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Meet The Team
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Erin Johnson
Creative Director & Partner 

She has a long and impressive background in film making, post-production, motion graphics, cinematography and photography. Her creative concepts and solutions go hand-in-hand with Room3’s storytelling ethos, to give people a chance to tell their stories with dignity, zest and creativity.  Before joining Room3 as partner in 2010,

Erin worked extensively as a Senior Creative in high-end post-production houses in Sydney and London.  She joined Room3 to work on projects for some of the world’s most recognised organisations and NGO’s. She has filmed all over the world capturing stories from Bangladesh, to Sierra Leone to Nepal.   Unsurprisingly, her efforts have gained a handful of awards in the humanitarian sector, including the ARPA Gold Award “Most Original Campaign” as well as 6 PROMAX BDA awards. 

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AJ established Room3 in back 2003 after identifying a need for expertise in film production in the not for profit sector. Since then, he has filmed in over 30 countries, mainly throughout Africa, Asia and South America. As a content producer, editor and director, AJ is passionate about human rights and the importance of bringing untold stories to light in an engaging and creative way.

Over the past 17 years, AJ has partnered with some of the world’s biggest changemakers in shaping the way people view and respond to real-world issues. He’s been caught in monsoonal floods and high tides in Bangladesh covering the the effects of climate change, had films screened at The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF), and even won an award at the UNISDR Asia Disaster Risk Reduction Film Festival for the End the Cycle campaign. 

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Lara Shearer
Studio Manager & Production Assistant

Lara graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts (Hon.), with majors in journalism and human rights and went on to complete an Honours year in Journalism. She has worked closely with Victoria’s South-Sudanese community, Melbourne cabaret artists and a series of both small and large-scale not-for-profits in Australia. Lara is a podcast producer for Triple R and was a contributing writer for Esperanto Magazine, a journalist for The Advocate and has done freelance writing. With a passion for storytelling and moving people, she has an avid interest in documentary filmmaking and podcasting.

Lara is thrilled to be part of the Room3 team because she wants to contribute in a way that amplifies the voices of those who might not always have the access, and tell stories in a way that inspires and motivates people to participate in the conversation.

AJ Clifford 
Producer/Director & Partner
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