Elevator Entertainment is a new transmedia production company interested in exploring new ways to connect to our audience and each other.
We are storytellers interested in how to best engage audiences and tell stories by utilising a diverse range of media including documentary, drama, online, games and apps.
We are dedicated to linking content, design and innovation to create pioneering transmedia experiences. Our slate includes a strong and diverse range of projects that have won acclaim and support at the world’s leading transmedia markets, including XMedia Lab, Content 360 and South by Southwest. Our strategy sees the merger of our strong story-telling craft (from a documentary television background) with our unique understanding of the future of digital content and communication. It reflects our unique position in being able to achieve new funding models and partnerships – drawing on our strong business relationships with traditional broadcasters and funding bodies, new media, private enterprise as well as government, educational and not-for-profit institutions.
Elevator's latest app Team Tap was just recognised as one of 8 start ups at the Login Conference in San Franscisco.
Kylee began her career in media producing high-octane sports programs that took her to all corners of the world. With camera in hand she jumped out of planes, surfed and played soccer with the world’s best.
With 15 years experience in broadcast television Kylee has produced content for all five free to air domestic broadcasters in Australia and her programs have been seen in over 100 countries. In 2003 Kylee founded Australian Documentaries and focused on producing stories for the NGO and government sectors communicating social and environmental issues.
Australian Documentaries has become the production house of choice for the Australian third sector. Clients ranged from the Australian Red Cross, the United Nations Environment Program, the World Wildlife Fund, the University of NSW, and Amnesty International, to government organisations such as the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water and multiple NSW catchment authorities and local councils.
The company’s output for these clients included advertisements, websites, interstitials, educational videos and a wide range of factual programming, including the first documentary series made in coproduction with the Bhutanese Broadcast Service, Gross Domestic Happiness and Rivers of Shame, a documentary on the devastating impact of underground coal-mining, which enjoyed a theatrical release after a parliamentary screening led to a NSW senate inquiry. Australian Documentaries also created one of ABC1 Television’s most successful and highest rating factual series 'Family Confidential' for 2010 and moving into a repeat series for 2012.
In May 2012 Kylee founded Elevator Entertainment to expand her experience in storytelling across a range of different platforms including, games, interactive media and online social systems.
For the past two years her interactive projects have achieved outstanding international marketplace recognition. Kylee’s leadership in the transmedia field has been recognised at XMedia Lab, SXSW and Cannes 360. Kylee is keenly exploring the intersection of interactive media and the real world, by developing experiences that she hopes will lead to action.
In 2010 Habitat was nominated at MIPTV's Content 360. Habitat allows kids to look after their own endangered animal by encouraging them to make everyday changes to their ecological footprint to help their animal survive.
In 2011, Kylee pioneered CrowdTV, an innovative format facilitating crowd sourced documentary-making was launched with the support of the University of Technology. Highly acclaimed, it has been recognised as one of the first successful proof-of-concept format in this field.
Kylee's most recent concept Team Tap was nominated as one of eight new digital start-ups at the Login Conference in San Fransisco (September 2012). Team Tap is a revolutionary social game that can be played at any game, event or festival in the world. Kylee has now completed a full circle and finds herself back on the sidelines at sporting events.
Julia is a writer, filmmaker and interactive media producer with a passion for documentary, digital storytelling and social change.
Her webdoc, 'Giving Time', launched in August this year, and tells the stories of volunteers with Australian Red Cross. She recently submitted a PhD on the subject of interactive documentary, and has written and presented regularly on the subject for SBS Online, Metro Magazine, Sydney Film Festival Hub and AFTRS.
Julia is also coordinator of the DocTalk program at Antenna Documentary Film Festival, for which she launched 'The Digital Pitch' – a pitching session for digital storytelling – for the first time in 2013. She is also a member of the Festival's programming team.