The web has changed the way we watch, engage and share videos. Short, sharp and shareable is the name of the game. Spilt Milk was created to give brands a way to share their stories digitally, without compromising on concepts or quality.



We love working with clients to come up with creative ways of telling their story. Whether you’re after a Facebook video, TVC, live-streaming or something different, we can help you visualise your next campaign.



It's an incredible time to be in online video with advances in cameras, software and delivery platforms constantly improving. If you're after a GoPro or a RED Epic on an octocopter, we’ll deliver the right gear for your needs.



New features from Facebook, Instagram and YouTube have changed what's possible when it comes to publishing and promoting your video. Talk to us about tailoring your content to your preferred social network.

The Team



Creative Director

Dan is a director, writer and producer with over a decade’s experience working across TVCs, television and features in Australia, the US, Canada, and the UK. He started Spilt Milk as a way of telling short creative stories – and because he’s nosey and likes to see how other people live and work. Dan also lectures in video, loves the 80s, drinks milkshakes and can often be found walking his boxer McFly.


Tim Smith

Videographer & Editor

Tim is a videographer and editor with a decade’s experience working across film, TV and online media. Working with Spilt Milk since the beginning, Tim always brings a creative approach to his work, both behind the camera and in the edit suite.
He’s also a ninja when it comes to operating his Ronin steadicam, has just become a dad and is a self-confirmed Pearl Jam tragic.


Ash Koek

Director & Videographer

After graduating with a Bachelor in Media at RMIT, Ash threw himself into a range of roles across film and television. His experience spans a range of mediums including TVCs, short films, digital content, TV and music videos. Ash’s short film Chaconne was officially selected and screened in the Mexico International Film Fest and Milano International Film Fest, picking up a Best Actress award. While his recent series Heart & Soul (ABC TV) earned an International Emmy nomination.

Pat for Spilt Milk

Patrick de Teliga

Director & Videographer

By accidentally creating a flipbook in Art School, Pat unwittingly started a career in the film industry. He’s directed and produced videos around the world, working with personalities including Jamie Oliver, Cate Blanchett and Tame Impala.

Besides moving pictures, Pat’s a musician and mad-keen surfer from Manly.



Producer & Editor

Blue Lucine is producer, editor and all round troublemaker who works out of our Sydney office. Blue specialises in making engaging factual content, and has a bunch of certificates on her wall including a Graduate Diploma in Documentary (AFTRS) and a Masters in Creative Writing (UTS). She also majored in editing and producing film at the State University of New York.




Julia has a passion for video content which was most recently realised producing Travel Documentaries for The Travel Channel in locations spanning Jamaica, Rapa Nui, Sri Lanka, Malawi to Russia, Tahiti, Mexico and Papua New Guinea. Julia brings 18 years experience in television to Spilt Milk acquired from working for broadcasters in New Zealand, the UK, Canada, Qatar and Australia.



Videographer & Drone Pilot

Dale Cochrane’s an experienced camera operator whose works include feature documentaries for SBS, ABC and BBC, as well as the Hamish and Andy’s travel series. And he’s obsessed with drones!!
As a licensed CASA UAV specialist (aka Drone Ninja), Dale is responsible for Spilt Milk’s awesome aerial cinematography.


Thibault Upton

Producer & Director

Thibault (pronounced Tee-bow) is the youngest member of the Spilt Milk family, but he’s no slouch when it comes to being creative. Thibault has produced hundreds of videos for clients including Telstra, Durex, Chivas Regal, Havaianas and Westpac. When he’s not working out of our Sydney office Thibault can be found surfing and playing around with his new Sony A7S.



Videographer & Director

John-Paul McElwee is a director and videographer based in Sydney. He has over five years experience shooting and directing content for the web including web ads, branded content, interviews and documentary as well as events. As a filmmaker, John-Paul has directed award-winning music videos and his short films have screened in festivals internationally. He also likes being called JP.