SIRAP is an agile content-led creative production studio working closely with a global portfolio of clients to develop fully integrated content-first campaigns.
We strive to create visual experiences that change how people think, feel, act and talk about brands, through the power of film and visual content.
Our full-service approach to content creation extends from creative direction, scripting, pre-production, film direction, cinematography, sound and post-production.
We drive our productions from ideation through to final delivery with our full-time team of Producers, Directors, Cinematographers and Editors – but we’re agile enough to know how to harness the power of a one-man band where required.
SIRAP was founded in 2013 by Paris Thomson. With a background in the creative and media industries, Paris and her team injects experience from the journalism, television production and filmmaking worlds into the SIRAP aether. In 2021 Paris won the B&T ‘Best of the Best’ award in the Film Director category.
Our guiding philosophy is to create beautiful content that triggers new perspectives and emotion, locally and the world over.
Creative Direction & Concept Ideation
Storyboarding & Scripting
Specialist Crew Procurement
Lighting & Grip
Unit & Data Management
Wardrobe, Styling, Hair & Make-Up
Animation, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
Rendering & CAD Approval
Founder & Creative Director
Since 2015, Paris has grown SIRAP into an agile and dynamic content production studio. Her passion, creative lens and ability to distil the essence of a project and bring it to life, has seen SIRAP evolve into one of Australia’s top production studios. Her extensive global experience shooting across Melbourne, Venice, Hong Kong, Milan & New York continues to shape the international lens of SIRAP’s work today. Paris has been awarded a number of accolades including the B&T ‘Best of the Best’ Award in the Film director category.
With 11 years of industry experience across Melbourne, London and New Zealand; Belinda has been a part of the SIRAP team for 6 years. She has extensive client experience across Visit Victoria, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Lexus, Laminex amongst others, and works closely with the Production team to drive client and creative outcomes.
Lisa has worked extensively across the advertising industry; in-house, agency and now production side – providing clients valuable insight into both business and project needs. With wide ranging experience across Australia’s leading advertising agencies, she brings her expertise with client services to the SIRAP stable. Past clients include Tourism Australia, NAB, Swisse, Department of Transport, BMW and Chemist Warehouse.
Gaining production experience in Melbourne and London, Nina then worked agency side for a few years with past clients including Flybuys, RACV, Telstra and Snickers.
She now returns to the production side at SIRAP.
Nina is drawn to film with strong aesthetics, hence feeling very at home at SIRAP.
Account & Production Manager
With a background in photography, Jacinta brings extensive experience in the architecture space, having collaborated with design practices including Wood Marsh, Woods Bagot, SJB and Elenberg Fraser, Gurner and Golden Age. Jacinta offers our clients a depth of knowledge across the craft of image-making fused with the acute understanding of business needs.
Senior Cinematographer and Editor
Julian has been creating cinematic work at SIRAP for five years and in the industry for over ten. He has worked across varied media projects, namely commercials, social content and documentaries with clients such as City of Melbourne, Tourism Malaysia and Al Jazeera.
Once a science graduate, Julian is passionate about the problem-solving elements of filmmaking and evoking emotion through film.
Film Director & Editor
New Zealand-born, Sam joined SIRAP in 2020, with a wealth of filmmaking experience across a variety of sectors across Australia and New Zealand.
His decade-long post production career has seen him collaborate with some of New Zealand’s premiere production houses, working with brands such as Air New Zealand, Platypus and Dulux.
Since joining SIRAP, Sam has continued developing his skills as Director – motivated by the pursuit of creating visually compelling, story-driven content.
Director & Director of Photography
Callum joins SIRAP with a decade of creative direction and cinematography experience; across freelance, in-house and agency settings.
He is passionate about brand and marketing synergy, delivering dynamic content production within Australia & New Zealand. Over his career Callum has crafted digital campaigns and motion for leading brands such as Telstra, Woolworths, RACV, AIA, Penfolds & Vicinity.
Film Director & Senior Cinematographer
One of our longstanding cinematographers, Cam has been with the team for five years. With a breadth of skills spanning Cinematography, Post-Production and now Directing, Cam brings a deep understanding of storytelling to set.
Cam has worked across a diverse range of clients including Country Road, Dulux, Laminex and NGV.
Cinematographer & Editor
Brad brings a wealth of cinematography and post production experience to SIRAP. With a keen eye for detail, Brad has a passion for crafting beautiful moments both in-camera, and through his refined skill set across editing and colour grading.
Richard joins SIRAP as an Editor, focusing predominantly on property and architecture. He started his editing career four years ago as a freelancer, specialising in video content, graphic and web design.
Richard is currently also studying for a Bachelor of Science (physics) at RMIT.
Ben joined SIRAP with a focus on post production across a diverse range of sectors.
He graduated from Digital Media studies at RMIT in 2021; studying Sound, 3D, Games & Web Design and majoring in Editing. Ben has submitted films to the Geelong Underground Film Festival and has worked in conjunction with ACMI.
Ben has a strong love of cinema, television and digital media.
Eve joins the team with 13 years of communications experience across Melbourne, Sydney and London. Her sector experience spans fashion, lifestyle and professional services; with clients including MYER, Dolce Gabbana, Christian Louboutin and Tommy Hilfiger. She is adept at client and stakeholder management and looks forward to expanding the marketing element of the business.
Cinematographer & Editor
Victor’s technical experience across media and data coordination fused with his aesthetic ability as a cinematographer makes for beautifully crafted shots.