At MINT PICTURES we tell stories, human stories, compelling stories, stories that matter and have impact. And we are unashamed sports lovers, celebrating its lure while seeking to reveal its humanity. From kids content to award-winning documentaries, reality TV to sport, we love ripper yarns.

Originally founded here as North One Australia in 2007, we've produced content for the major free-to-air networks – Nine, Ten, ABC, SBS and NITV – as well as Foxtel and Fox Sports, and overseas broadcasters, including the BBC.

We've also produced content for some of Australia’s leading sporting organisations, including Volleyball Australia, the Australian Paralympic Committee, Cricket Australia, Tennis Australia, Football Federation Australia, Surfing Australia and Rally Australia.

And we've worked with commercial clients, such as Red Bull, Optus, KFC and Kellogg's, as well as educational and charitable organisations, including the University of New South Wales, Football United and the Pratt Foundation. Many of our documentaries are funded with the assistance of Screen Australia and the state-based screen agencies.

Genres

DOCUMENTARY

Mint Pictures has produced a myriad of award-winning documentaries. From kids (Bushwhacked! for ABC3) to adults (Pitch Battle for ABC) to exposes (Code of Silence for ABC), as well as blue-chip series (Brilliant Creatures for BBC/ABC), Mint prides itself on documentary story-telling.

KIDS

At Mint we love kids content. Bushwhacked!, our flagship format, spanned three series and became a global smash hit, screening in over 40 countries worldwide, and bagging a slew of awards. Its younger sibling, Bushwhacked! Bugs, premiered in 2016 on ABC3. On Disney, Kim & Courtney’s Theory of Awesomeness has celebrated two seasons of high-octane science meets adrenaline!

REALITY TV

At Mint we’ve fused Reality TV with our unashamed love of sport to produce three seasons of Football Superstar, with the winner receiving a contract with either Sydney FC, Melbourne Victory or Brisbane Roar. We also produced one season of Cricket Superstar, with cricket legend Allan Border as chief judge. The winner received a scholarship to Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence and a contract with the Victorian Bushrangers. Both of the Superstar formats screened on FOX8. In addition we produced Wild Card, a one-hour reality show for Nine which followed four female rookie surfers, mentored by Layne Beachley, with the winner getting a ‘wild card’ into the 2015 Australian Open of Surfing in Manly.

ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment is at the core of what we do at Mint. Nothing showcases that more than Gus Worland: Marathon Man, a Factual series for the A&E Channel on Foxtel that followed media personality Gus Worland’s battle to shed his kilos and run the New York Marathon. There, waiting at the finish line, was his best mate, Hugh Jackman. From a production on Snow White to a surfing show called Wild Card and a raft of productions for Red Bull, entertainment is the common denominator.

SPORT

Sport is in the DNA of Mint Pictures. That’s why for five years we worked at the Australian Open in Melbourne, producing all their ancillary content, including two daily highlights shows, the official film, and as well as online content. But we also use sport to tell human stories – witness Pitch Battle, a documentary about the Palestinian football team, and Passport to Hope, a documentary about refugee kids whose integration into Australia has been softened by the world game. Then there’s the Paralympics, surfing, volleyball and rally driving.

LIVE OBs

Under the stewardship of Managing Director Adam Kay, who has live directed at the Olympic Games, Mint produces many live Outside Broadcasts. Recent clients include the Commonwealth Games (Archery), Network Ten (World Rally Championship), Surfing Australia (Australian Boardriders Battle), Australian Paralympic Committee (Tri-Nations Wheelchair Rugby), Red Bull Media House (Red Bull Cape Fear) and Volleyball Australia (Asian Beach Volleyball Championships & Sydney World League).

CORPORATE

At the core of our business is quality story-telling, and corporate clients are no different. Mint has produced online content for Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson), Optus, KFC, Kellogg’s, TAB, Kia, Red Bull and others. With a creative team and in-house edit facilities, we are able to offer corporate clients a one-stop shop to deliver content at competitive rates.

Clients & Broadcasters