1. The University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health approached Mighty Films to shoot a film promoting their Gender Equality Study, an international research initiative in partnership with World Vision Australia, in November 2012.

    Mighty Films accompanied researchers to the Rift Valley in western Kenya, where they travelled to evaluate the effectiveness of one of World Vision’s projects, the Marigat Girl-child Promotion Project, which seeks to lift the status of women and girls in rural Kenyan communities through improving access to education and offering alternatives to harmful cultural practices.

    Before leaving Australia, Mighty Films worked closely with the research team to identify cultural sensitivities and develop a rigorous ethical framework for the production of the film.

    Once in Kenya, Mighty Films shadowed the research team as they travelled to semi-remote regions in the Rift Valley to speak to local leaders and collect data, working collaboratively with the team under challenging circumstances.

    Combining in-depth interviews on highly sensitive subject-matter with stunning imagery of this fast-changing society, Mighty Films created an engaging and informative film to promote the broader study to both internal and external audiences.

    Client: Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne; World Vision Australia
    Director/ DoP/ Editor: Sean McPhillips

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  2. Mighty Films travelled to Papua New Guinea to make a film for London School of Economics PhD candidate, (Dr) Cathy Vaughan. Cathy was conducting a research project with PNG youth groups in three sites in Western and Eastern Highlands provinces, in the mountainous heart of the country.

    The project aimed to gain a greater understanding of the factors contributing to poor health outcomes and lack of opportunity for PNG youths, and used Photovoice – a research methodology where participants document their own lives with photographs and accompanying stories – as a way to provide a starting point for discussion around these issues.

    Working closely with Cathy, youth groups and NGOs, Mighty Films documented the process behind this Photovoice project and introduced a participatory element where young people were given a video camera to take back to their homes and villages so as to document elements of their own lives in a way not possible for a conventional film crew. This self-shot footage, along with the youths’ own photographs, comprise a significant proportion of the finished film.

    The film was presented as an adjunct to Cathy’s PhD thesis and has been screened extensively at anthropological and sociological workshops and conferences, and as part of lectures at the University of Melbourne.

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  3. Mighty Films was commissioned to produce a series of films profiling young Australians who had received funding from the General Sir John Monash Foundation to study at some of the worlds top universities.

    The films aimed to portray these highly accomplished individuals as ordinary Australians doing extraordinary things.

    Produced, directed, shot and edited by Sean McPhillips @ Mighty FIlms

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  4. Mighty Films was commissioned to produce a series of films profiling young Australians who had received funding from the General Sir John Monash Foundation to study at some of the worlds top universities.

    The films aimed to portray these highly accomplished individuals as ordinary Australians doing extraordinary things.

    Produced, directed, shot and edited by Sean McPhillips @ Mighty FIlms

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  5. Segment from 'What Drug is That?', a drug education video for the Australian Drug Foundation.

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