Established by local AACTA Award winning filmmaker and business owner, Katrina Mathers, Cherry Hands Media provides personalised, quality video and media services to creative individuals and small businesses around the world. Whatever your video or online media needs, we're here to help.
Building on extensive professional industry experience, Katrina’s background is diverse: her films have won over 50 awards and have screened at some of the highest profile film festivals in the world. Two shorts were Academy Accredited. Nullarbor, was released theatrically as a ‘Highly Commended’ short alongside the 2012 Oscar nominees and was a best selling animation on iTunes for over eight years, and the multi-award winning The Gallant Captain was developed and co-directed with renowned children’s author Graeme Base.
Katrina has also been a judge for the AACTA Awards (formerly the AFI Awards), St Kilda Film Festival, Flickerfest & Melbourne Film Festival shorts selection committee and an invited guest speaker at many conferences and events. She's also been a professional actor, writer and director, regularly working in sketch comedy on popular series' such as The Wedge (Ch10) and Flipside (ABC TV).
Katrina is regularly called upon to mentor emerging sector and to consult to film and television bodies. Her background also includes working for ABC TV, MCM Entertainment and Granada Media. In 2007 Katrina was a co-founder of The Lampshade Collective, a 3D CGI animation and VFX studio (2007-2013) where she oversaw production on many TVCs, ghosting jobs and the company’s funded short films. Katrina draws upon a large pool of like-minded creative colleagues in order to provide bespoke media and video production services for her clients through Cherry Hands Media.
Every job is different and every client is unique.
As a working mum, Katrina believes in supporting businesses with flexible hours so that there's always time for work as well as family. So it’s worth noting that the Cherry Hands team often complete work after hours when the kids are in bed, and we also ask that you forgive us if we turn up to meetings with cherry-stained hands - it could be because we’ve spent the morning making a cherry pie with the kids. ;)
Award-winning filmmakers, writers, videographers, animators, designers and editors.
We collaborate with a select group of highly experienced creatives on a job by job basis to deliver the scope of work you need.