Eternal optimist. Sleep challenged. Always up for a tricky fashion trend. Thinks BIG. Believes everything can be fixed with a good serum.
Clare has over 16 years experience in digital content creation. Having launched innovative online shopping platform stylefinder.com for Conde Nast way back when, Clare then moved into publishing as part of the relaunch team for Russh magazine and Russh.com. After several years in publishing, she consulted to brands including Westfield, IMG Fashion, Marcs, and RM Williams on digital content and creative campaigns. Clare co-founded crybaby productions with Catherine Stone in 2015 while simultaneously producing more children than she ever imagined.
Fearless. A caller of spades. Inspired by the impossible. Always on. Happiest when underwater.
Starting her career as a creative for ad agency Publicis Mojo, Catherine went on to work in media as a journalist at SBS and a senior director at MTV working on short-form content and brand campaigns, fashion shows including the sponsor-driven 'Style with Ruby Rose' and a number of documentaries. Then came a 15-year freelance career as a busy director and producer across TVCs, live events such as the epic Sydney NYE live broadcast, and masses of digital content before co-founding crybaby productions with Clare Alstin in 2015. Catherine heads up crybaby’s Byron Bay office and is pretty much living the Northern-NSW dream with her family.
The super glue. Dreams in Excel. Master juggler. Glides over stress like a swan. Depends on TV as her chosen form of meditation.
Sophie’s baby face belies her extensive production experience and a 14-year career working across digital, TV, retail, music, and adrenalin-spiking live events such as the Country Music Awards and Foxtel’s AACTA Awards broadcast live in Los Angeles. Sophie has been the super glue of team crybaby since 2019 and is known for running multiple productions simultaneously without breaking a sweat. She keeps us all organised, on budget, and on track and has been known to play the role of in-house referee during our occasional creative spats.
Serial sunglass collector. Multi-skilled unicorn. Karaoke tragic. Ain’t-no-mountain-high-enough work ethic.
We’ve worked with Tim since the early days of crybaby and before that, during his years at MTV. A multi-hyphenate creative, there’s little this guy can’t do TBH. He shoots, he directs, he writes, he edits and he’s done all of that in over 20 countries, and for one project, while hiking Mount Kilimanjaro. Tim’s diverse experience across ad campaigns, TV shows and documentaries makes him not only an amazing asset to our team but helps to balance out all the estrogen. [And we forgive him for his bad mullets and beards because he’s that good.]
Miss Congeniality. Former ballerina. Weekend iron woman. Model multi-tasker. Sunnyside up, always.
Jessica is a skilled event marketing specialist with over five years’ experience in marketing strategy and campaign execution, live and virtual event production, and social media and project management across a range of clients from fintech to the automotive industry. She’s managed live corporate events of over 20,000 attendees and global virtual events and there is basically nothing this triathlete can’t handle. Jessica joined crybaby in 2021 and we praise-be for her every single day.
Empath. Stealth yogi. Makes everything/everyone look better. Closet reality-TV tragic. Indispensable.
We nabbed Kirsten straight out of uni while the ink was still fresh on her Arts degree, majoring in Film and Television Production. She literally had us at hello from the first interview and she joined the team as a Junior Editor in 2019. We’ve held her hostage ever since and are now completely dependent upon her on-set direction, incredible editing skills, and post-production polish.
Art & design obsessive. Believes chilli oil and Kewpie mayo can transform any meal. Closet cake decorator. Global wanderer.
Despite the relentless challenges served up by 2021, there were definite highlights. And lassoing Sophie and her design talents to join Team crybaby full-time was one of them. Having freelanced for us on a number of client campaigns last year, Sophie totally gets our vibe and work ethic. Her previous in-house gig at a specialist social media, content, and PR agency has schooled her in the balance of creative and commercial considerations, branding, and client service. Also a talented illustrator, Sophie dreams in technicolour and we love her for way more than the fact that she makes us (and our clients) look good.
We are a multi-skilled, uber-experienced outfit that lives to create compelling creative in myriad forms. Over the past year or two, we’ve grown team crybaby to include our own breed of producers, directors, and editors with a strong digital and social focus.
When a job calls for truly specialist skills, we can quickly flex up and out to our extended family of expert collaborators from street-casting talent spotters and 3D animators, to deep-sea camera operators willing to swim with sharks. We know good people, everywhere.
From concept ideation and campaign creation, to storyboarding, crew curation, and talent casting, we will in-source all your creative thinking and absorb the inevitable headaches so you can worry not and go back to focusing on your day job. We will also happily collaborate closely with you and your marketing, content, and social teams to ideate fresh, on-brand creative in line with your budget, timelines, and commercial imperatives.
As a full-service production agency, we are wildly capable at directing and executing every single production detail across every form of content and platform imaginable; from print media and social content campaigns to a complete suite of multi-platform marketing assets. We direct and produce TVCs and documentaries, event activations, experiential installations, and indoor/outdoor digital billboards.
The global pandemic helped to amplify the importance of virtual connectivity and we spent much of the last 18 months perfecting the art of online education; from livestreams and webinar series, to IGTV events and community meets, supported by a pre-and post-event calendar of engaging social content.
Creative planning and production are the foundation but our post-production skills wrap that all-important black velvet bow around your content to help bring it to life. We onboard our own in-house editors from the very moment we accept your brief right the way through ideation, execution, and post production to ensure we’re delivering what we promise and what you’re expecting. We’re used to tight turnarounds and lightning-fast content delivery to help you ride the moment.