Good Eye Deer is a team of producers led by Gavin Banks and Olivia Olley. Based in Newcastle, NSW with an office also in Sydney, we help a range of national brands and not-for-profits communicate their businesses vales through emotive commercials and advertising campaigns.
We’re also emerging in the entertainment space: developing and partnering with a range of creatives to produce content that entertains and inspires. For more information about our entertainment arm, go to our Scripted page
ABOUT Gavin Banks: Creative Director
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 work includes a range of national campaigns including the Toys ‘R’ Us 2017/18 Join The Fun digital campaign; the 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. He is a passionate, committed, driven individual who believes that creative collaboration can solve any problem, and enjoys doing so regularly.
ABOUT Olivia Olley: Producer
Olivia Olley has also been recognised as “Ones to Watch” Producer via the Australian Screen Producers Association (2018). She loves the art form of producing and telling complex stories in a simple way for audiences to enjoy. She is typically your first point of call at Good Eye Deer and is across all our creative projects. As a producer she has a nice mix of approachability and tenacity. She loves to laugh and is a great collaborator.
Olivia’s career began in 2002 with a cadetship at the Sydney Opera House. She then worked at a Post Production house in London. There, she produced several independent short films before moving to Melbourne to complete a BA in screenwriting and media production. In 2011, she graduated with honours in documentary production. Her breakthrough 2010 piece Hooked screened at multiple festivals, including the St Kilda Film Festival where she was Finalist for Best Short Documentary. In 2017, Olivia wrote and produced the short film “One.” for the SEED Regional Shorts program via Create NSW and the ABC. (Currently airing on iView). That year, she also developed a half-hour comedy project with the Skit-Box team via a Screen NSW early development grant.