Filmmakers with a love of story
Good Eye Deer is a boutique video production company specialising in the creation of commercials, campaigns and video content. Helmed by the business owners, Gavin Banks and Olivia Olley, the company is scalable and dynamic. We contract teams of dynamic individuals to help bring stories to life on a case by case basis. We believe video has the power to communicate with audiences like no other piece of digital content because of it’s ability to tell story and resonate on an emotional level.
Gavin was raised travelling the world with a humanitarian organisation and councillor parents. This upbringing exposed him to a wide range of people, communities and cultures. Such early experiences instilled in him the power of story. Gavin’s humanitarian past, his love for story and his fascination with the artistry of cinema was the foundation for him entering the film industry.
After graduating top of his communication degree in 1998, Gavin founded his own production company, Good Eye Deer. Since then Gavin has produced and EP’d over 200 commercials, online videos and advertising campaigns.
Recent TVC work as a Director and Producer includes a range of national campaigns including the Toys ‘R’ Us 2017/18 Join The Fun digital campaign; the 2017 Lions Australia More than sausages branding campaign; and the Destination NSW / Coffs Coast tourism campaign, Discover Waterfall Way.
Gavin sees each new project as a challenge to push his craft to provide clients with digital assets that work visually, emotionally and strategically for the brand.
Smart, sassy, personable and super productive, Olivia Olley, is your first point of call at Good Eye Deer. Olivia became a producer and partner at Good Eye Deer in 2012 and has seen the company grow to be a nationally recognised video production house. In her time, the company has won 12 national and international awards for brand films, corporate videos, educational series and TV commercials.
Olivia is also a creative producer. She is typically across all our creative projects. She has a nice mix of approachability and tenacity. Olivia loves to laugh and is a great collaborator.
Her career began in 2002 with a cadetship at the Sydney Opera House. She then worked at a Post Production house in London before returning to Australia to complete a Creative Arts Degree specialising in Screenwriting, graduating with an Honours in Documentary Production.