Golden Duck is a content creation resource for television networks, brands and events.
Whether a large scale televised event, documentary series or a single camera corporate shoot, the experience, depth and commitment in our team will always deliver your content on time and on budget.
This is what we do!
Golden Duck had the pleasure of working with both Tropfest and SBS to produce a live broadcast of the world's largest short film festival.
It was big and colourful and full of personality, everything we'd expect from an event like Tropfest.
We love being part of this iconic Australian event, so did Tropfest, SBS2 and the viewers.
EVENT || BROADCAST || DESIGN
For the 3rd year in a row, we had a blast producing this extravaganza. As production partners with SBS Television and the Mardi Gras organisation, we upped the anti and bolstered our coverage with more talent, more cameras and more air time.
The new hosting line up included Tom Ballard, Magda Szubanksi, Patrick Abboud, and new kid on the block Faustina Agolley. It was a stellar cast, and an amazing parade.
Mardi Gras is not just about the glitz of the parade, it's also about helping change social attitudes towards the LGBTI community. This is what we aim to do through the broadcast. Enjoy!
Splendour In the Grass is one of Australia’s biggest annual music and arts festivals. It attracts some of the biggest acts in the world, and has become an annual winter pilgrimage drawing thousands, nay, millions of fans from all around Australia.
We've had a long and fruitful relationship with this festival helping conceive and create a range content for them and brands. From live streaming one off band performances, to producing 6-8 hour hosted live broadcasts with band interviews and filming stories from the festival grounds. It's something we love working on.
Golden Duck was engaged by Virgin Mobile and the festival organisers in 2011, 2012, 2013 and then Telstra 2015 to manage and produce the coverage.
Broadcast || Design || Live Event || Digital
After a successful production in 2014, Golden Duck was invited back to produce the 2015 Mardi Gras Broadcast. After airing on SBS 1, the viewership broke new records for the event and SBS Australia reached an audience over 450,000.
Golden Duck cemented a broadcast format that has been universally praised by the network and audiences. Showcasing the parade with a 10 x camera coverage, we inspired viewers with well researched host scripting and insightful parade entrant backstories. We didn't miss a single sparkly moment from this colourful and culturally important event.
The Team are looking forward to being involved again in 2016 – watch this space.
Broadcast || Design || Live Event
Virgin Mobile Australia wanted us to create a series of cinema ad's for their sponsorship of the Openair Cinema over the 2014 summer season. So we kindly obliged. These are simple but effective stories that convey a great message to movie goers.
Golden Duck was asked to create a television program for Virgin Mobile at a “Surprise Gig” with Brooklyn indie pop rockers MGMT.
The half hour TV special was broadcast on the Nine Network’s digital channel GO! It was the highest rated program for its demographic (18-25) on the day.
The show was used by Sony International to help promote MGMT’s live performances in the States and Europe.
Broadcast || Design || Live Event
In 2013, the prestigious Danish Crown Prince Couple’s Awards took place outside Denmark for the first time since being established in 2004.
Coinciding with the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Sydney Opera House. Coverage of the awards ceremony was produced by Golden Duck and telecast live to DR Denmark and SBS Australia.
Hosted by Julie Zemiro (SBS, Australia) and Nikolaj Koppel (DR Radio, Denmark), the awards were presented by HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Crown Princess Mary and featured performances by Gurrumul Yunupingu, Oh Land, Diesel and Mò
It was an honour and privilege for Golden Duck to be invited by SBS Australia to produce this important, international broadcast.
Broadcast || Live Event
Golden Duck was commissioned by SBS Australia to produce coverage of the 2014 Mardi Gras Parade. The 90 minute "as live" telecast hosted by Tom Ballard, Heather Peace and Patrick Abboud, featured guest interviews, and insightful backstories on some of the colourful characters participating in this iconic Australian event.
It was the first time in 12 years that the parade was broadcast on a free to air television platform, SBS 2. It was the highest rated program for the channel that year.
Mardi Gras CEO - Michael Rolik had this to say about our teams performance.
“Golden Duck exceeded our expectations creatively and technically and were easy to do business with, the result realised our creative vision of showcasing the power and beauty of our diverse celebration with positive accolades from our audience. We’re looking forward to working together forthe next one!”
Broadcast || Digital || Design || Live Event
Smoke & Mirrors is one of the smash hits to come out Sydney Festival's famous Spiegeltent - the show splices acrobatics and magic with dazzling cabaret, creating a lavish and lyrical theatrical adventure.
Golden Duck was engaged by Foxtel's arts channel Studio, to produce the broadcast for this intoxicating live show.
The Smoke & Mirrors broadcast was nominated for an ASTRA Award for Best Live Entertainment Programme in 2011.
Broadcast || Live Event
SBS Australia wanted us to create an ongoing series format that showcased popular programs on SBS2 - the cult hit Chinese dating show "If You Are The One" was the first cab off the rank.
We produced a fun, irreverent but affectionate review of the program. Counting down and presenting a beginners guide to the show, celebrating its success, highlighting the cultural quirks of the show, and recognising the passion of the fans.
"If You Are The One" is currently watched by upwards of 36 million fans in China and available with English subtitles only in Australia on SBS2.
Broadcast || Design
An inspiring series, showcasing the best Australian short films from the Academy accredited short film festival, Flickerfest.
Commissioned by The Movie Network Channels on Foxtel, series 1 and 2 was hosted by Aussie heart throb Damian Walshe-Howling and featured interviews with industry heavy weights Rachel Griffith, Deborah-lee Furness, Bruce Beresford, Rachel Ward and Warwick Thornton.
We took a new direction on Series 3 and teamed up with the amazing design team at Picture Drift and created 14 comic puppet style animations as introductions to each of the short films.
The end product had a unique aesthetic and really captured the imagination of our viewers.
Broadcast || Animation || Series
Golden Duck was invited by the 9 Network and funded by 20th Century Fox Australia to produce a half hour television special on James Cameron's masterpiece, Avatar.
Hosted by Richard Wilkins, we had an exclusive one on one interview with the star of the film Sam Worthington, as well as access to previously unseen footage.
The special aired on the 9 Network a week prior to the release of the film in Australia. It was a hugely successful marketing initiative by 20th Century Fox, received rave reviews and high ratings.
Broadcast || Branded content
Movie Network Channels approached Golden Duck to create and produce an interstitial series looking at the hugely popular children's drama, Conspiracy 365.
Thus Casefile 365 was born, a 12 part short form series set in the basement of a fictitious superfan (Bardiya McKinnon). His charge was to push viewers to dig deep into the series online and help them solve mysteries and unravel clues in each episode.
This was a wonderfully challenging and creative project that we loved being part of.
Casefile 365 won a Promox Award or Best Interstitial Series 2011.
Broadcast || Digital || Design