Gold award for cinematography – Corporate & Educational video

By Olivia Olley

On Saturday night (November 8 2014) our Creative Director, Gavin Banks stepped onstage to receive a Gold award for Cinematography in the Corporate and Educational video production category at The Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) 2014 state awards (NSW/ACT). Gavin and his partner Olivia Olley (Producer for Good Eye Deer) sat amongst some of Australia’s leading cinematographers and filmmakers at the distinguished event.


The awards ceremony was held at the Masonic Centre in Sydney, hosted by Ray Martin with honorary guest, George Miller (director: Mad Max / Happy Feet) presenting Gavin his prestigious award.


The winning project is a seven part series for PCYC NSW’s ‘Traffic Offenders Intervention Program’ (TOIP). The multi-state educational series produced by Good Eye Deer will be launched in Newcastle in February 2015. Both PCYC NSW and Good Eye Deer are proud to receive the Gold ACS award prior to the official launch.

“We all knew the TOIP series was going to be something special from the 1st interviews. How lucky we are to have had Good Eye Deer’s expertise, talent and vision to bring it all together. Awards aside – the best thing about your work on this project is the fact that it will literally save lives. Well done to Gavin, Olivia and the amazing team at Good Eye Deer that made TOIP the award winning series that it is” 


-Phillip Ross, General Manager, Communications, Marketing & Events – PCYC NSW

Gavin’s gold award automatically progresses him through to the National Awards for Cinematography. The National Awards include the announcement of Australian Cinematographer of the Year. The recipient receives the coveted MILLI Award (the highest award an Australian Cinematographer can receive from the Society). The National awards will be held at MONA in Tasmania in May 2015.


This award win follows a certificate of Creative Excellence from the US International Film and Video Festival, which saw GED competing against entries from 22 countries. GED’s international win was also for the internal training video for (ARTC). These two prestigious recognitions come on the back of winning Best Corporate Education and Training Video at Australia’s national Australian Video Professional Awards for the same project.


With theses awards sitting on the shelf at GED headquarters, what is the next step? To continue making beautiful films for our clients of course! We’re dedicated to making cinematic quality corporate and educational videos that engage audiences nationally and internationally.