Educational video series wins international gold

By Gavin Banks

Video production company Good Eye Deer has taken out an award at the prestigious US International Film & Video Festival.


Good Eye Deer produced a series of educational videos for Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW (PCYC) to help reduce fatalities on NSW roads. The seven-part series for the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program has won:


WINNER: Gold Award (Corporate & Education) in the 2014 ACS Awards ( NSW/ACT)


NOMINATION: Best Corporate & Education, 2015 National ACS Awards


WINNER: Best Education & Training Video, 2014 National Australian Video Producers’ Association Awards


The series has now garnered the US festival’s Best Series: Education (Personal Growth & Development) category with a Gold Camera result and is a Best of Festival Nominee (winners will be announced June 23rd).


1000 entries / 35 countries


US International Film & Video Festival was established in 1967 and offers five award categories recognising outstanding Corporate, Education, Entertainment, Documentary and Student productions.

“The international award is testament to the commitment of the Australian educators to be open to new ways to create effective educational programs through meaningful and impactful video.”


– Good Eye Deer Creative Director, Gavin Banks

Good Eye Deer’s compelling video series for traffic offenders explores the consequences and human cost of the choices we make when driving. Each year more than 350 people die on NSW roads. Through raw and confronting interviews with offenders, victims, lawyers, police, paramedics and other emergency services personnel, the series demonstrates the consequences of making poor driving decisions. The series includes about 60 minutes of video and took almost 12 months to shoot and produce and is part of the program offered by PCYC.


PCYC NSW Communications and Marketing GM, Howard Barton, said that with the direction of Good Eye Deer, PCYC NSW believes it is able to present one of the most powerful and effective tools available in the intervention of traffic offending:

“The accolades bestowed on the series are a testament to the skills and professionalism of the Good Eye Deer team”


– Good Eye Deer Creative Director, Gavin Banks

More than 13 people’s stories are told through the series. One of the more confronting stories is of a young man who, from his gaol cell three years after an accident that killed one of his mates, talks of his decision to “drink-drive”.


Good Eye Deer is a multi-award-winning video production company that has produced an impressive range of films for education and training, promotion, corporate, TVCs and music videos for clients across Australia. Its principals, Gavin Banks and Olivia Olley, are among the nation’s leading producers with credits including independent award-winning films spanning more than a decade.