Magpie Creative was started by Joe Hughes in 2014. Prior to that Joe had been an IT project manager, with the last 13 years spent implementing healthcare and human services systems.
During that time, Joe took up short filmmaking as a hobby. That quickly turned into a passion, which eventually became Magpie Creative.
Joe cut his teeth creating
With Joe’s background in healthcare, Magpie has become a specialist in telling stories
And whatever the format, whether it’s traditional corporate video or animation, Magpie delivers the very best in video
The Magpie Core Team
Joe writes, produces and directs many of the Magpie projects. Joe also has a regular team of creatives and technicians that he hires on a project by project basis, depending on client requirements. Vanna Seang and Suzy Devery work for Magpie frequently. They are both amazing video makers, and have become Joe ‘s go to people for those projects that require the highest level of skill and creativity.
Managing Director, Producer, Director, WriterJoe Hughes has been writing, directing and producing film and video for over 12 years, including a large number of videos for NSW Health, Department of Primary Industries and NSW Family and Community Services. These videos have been extremely successful as communication and change management tools. Joe is also an experienced ICT Project Manager and has managed programs with budgets up to $75m. He has extensive experience in the area of change management and in the use of video to support change and innovation.
Director, Cameraman, EditorVanna Seang is a highly creative and experienced Director, Cinematographer, Drone Operator and Editor. He has directed, shot and edited numerous videos across corporate and government. Vanna’s experience also includes broadcast, drama and music videos. He recently worked as a producer for Channel 7. He is a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society and has won awards for his cinematography work.
Producer, DirectorSuzy Devery has a wealth of experience as a producer and director of high quality content across corporate, promotional, education and training. For several years Suzy ran the video production department for Sydney University. During that time they produced over 600 videos including narrative, drama, animation, promo and of course, education and training. During that time Suzy held various roles including writer, producer and director. Suzy is an experienced actor, which has played a key role in her ability to direct actors and capture convincing performances.
The Magpie extended freelance team includes specialist Editors, Camera Operators and Graphic Designers, as well as several great Camera Assistants
More of Our Work
A NSW Local Health District introduces Activity-Based Working to hospitals
We Belong: Consumer Engagement
Local consumers design improvements for the new Blacktown Hospital
Health IT in country NSW
NSW HEALTH ROSTERING
A quick overview of the NSW Health Rostering Capability Framework
What Our Clients Say
They were professional and accommodating and made the whole task easy and enjoyable.Jane Bird
The impact of Joe’s material in galvanising stakeholders and validating program outcomes cannot be underestimated.Greg Wells
…really pleased with the final product and I wouldn’t hesitate in using Magpie Creative again.Alicia Curry