Outsider Productions was founded by Michael Bird in 2015. Each person on staff is a professional in their chosen field, all have experience in top level video productions and content creation. From video, animation, photography and graphic design.
Rae Ashley is a film director, director of photography and film colourist from California. Rae brings a wealth of skill and passion to Outsider Productions, with their* experience in short and long-form documentaries supporting environmental conservation, gender and racial equality, social enterprise, and the arts.
Rae moved to Australia from the US in 2017 , joining Outsider Productions in 2018. Their enthusiasm and eye for detail brings a completely unique element to their film making style.
*Rae identifies as non-binary and uses the pronouns "they/them/their"
Michael is an experienced producer and audio technician from London. After moving to Australia in 2011, he co-founded Outsider Productions with the intent to make videos that illicit change. His love for film making was sparked while working for The Australian Centre for the Moving Image and has years of experience in achieving the best quality sound recording in any conditions.
Michael has produced and directed high level commercial work for clients such as Rock-Up Netball Victoria, Arts Centre Melbourne and Universities Australia.