I bring to the role of freelance creative producer / director, over 15-years experience running boutique production studios in Melbourne, creating high-end content for brands, agencies, media platforms and government departments.
Having completing a Bachelor of Film & Television at Victorian College of the Arts, I headed up the video production team for the Melbourne Fashion Festival. To meet an increasing demand for content from the festival’s participating labels and sponsors, I launched Snapper Screen Productions Pty Ltd in 2004 (t/a Good Cop Bad Cop from 2015).
I’ve since been able to evolve as both a producer and a director in equal measure. I’ve developed the business acumen required to foster lasting relationships with some of Australia’s premium brands, and combine it with extensive hands on experience crafting engaging brand entertainment.
I’m particularly interested in working with brands to discover and create stories that allow them to reach new audiences in innovative ways.
Mike Metzner has worked with Bonds over a number of years, most recently producing Dustin Martin’s BONDS Killer Undies video campaigns, which have both delivered exceptional social traction. Mikes flexibility and collaborative approach helped Bonds reach and engage with our youth male audience, a notoriously difficult to reach market. Mike is passionate, creative and continues to push the boundary to deliver. Emily Small - Head of Marketing, Bonds
Mike Metzner has created content which has consistently grown strong audience engagement, and been delivered to such a high standard that ‘The Converted’ was nominated in 2017 for a Mumbrella Publisher Award for Best Use of Video. Mike has an ability to self manage with an acute understanding of our brand’s aesthetic and voice, making for a seamless production process. Monique Knoblanche - Video and Creative Manager, Realestate.com.au
I’ve worked with Mike Metzner on a number of campaigns, most notable being VEVO’s Australian LIFT series. Mike demonstrated his versatility in overseeing a diverse range of productions, including; partnership pre-rolls, live performance clips and documentary content. The VEVO Lift campaign was incredibly successful at engaging our target youth demographic whilst subtly integrating the brand ethos of our participating sponsor – Ford Fiesta. Mat Anastasi - Group Business Director – Mediacom (formerly at Authentic Entertainment)
Mike has crafted a series of videos which capture the true essence of exactly what the Blue Illusion brand stands for. Working with a team that keeps the interests of the brand at the core of the idea, Mike has created some amazing results.” Donna Guest - Founder, Blue Illusion
We are a fast-fashion lifestyle content agency that relies on Mike’s experience in turning around quality video content. His insight in capturing content, attention to detail and respect to deadlines makes him a standout. Understanding the outcome of his work, Mike’s work is on trend, dynamic and engaging, plus he always goes above and beyond to exceed our expectations. Rose Pengelly - General Manager, The ARC Factory
It’s rare to find someone who can strike such a good balance between inspiring confidence and working creatively. That’s why I love working with Mike. He has the experience to work with clients and ensure that they feel that they are being listened to, but also the creative flair and expertise to create content that you wish you had made. I’ve worked with Mike for over 15 years, and his ability to capture the essence of a story is why I keep coming back. Chris Riordan - Social Content & Video Manager, Victorian Governement
Content created for: Bonds, Penfolds, Realestate.com.au, VEVO Australia & USA, Ford Australia, Dare Iced Coffee, Australia Post, Blue Illusion, Pedigree, Public Transport Vic, Victoria Govt – DHHS, Beyond Blue, Sheridan, Pacific Brands, ANZ, Telstra, Fleet Partners, Sustainable Victoria, Sony, EMI, Politix, Country Road, Chadstone, Myer, Melbourne Fashion Festival, Karma Royal Group.
Executive producing: establishing client relationships • account managing • dev. evolving list of creative personnel • managing creative studio relationships • working with brands to shape video content direction
Creative: concepts, treatments & scripts • directing commercial, corporate and motion graphic content • directing live performance filming • creating motion graphics content for live events
Production: producing shoots throughout Aus. & Internationally (USA, NZ, India, Thailand, Indonesia, China) • booking talent & crew • location management • budgets & reconciling • production & shoot schedules
Post Production: editing • post co-ordination • delivery complex integrated campaign collateral
Insurance: flexibility to operate as a pty ltd with public liability insurance/work cover OR as a contracted employee.
Facilities and equipment: on-line/off-line post prodn edit suite, C300 MII camera kit, Phantom 4 Pro drone.
Licenses & certificates: working with children check, advanced first aid certificate.