Our mission is to create interactive wellbeing programs – empowering people to work together to promote positive relationships and wellbeing.
We envision a world in which people are more respectful of themselves and others, and feel empowered to work together to build happier lives for all.
Readymade Productions was originally established as a film and television business in the mid ‘80s and has more than one hundred productions to its credit, ranging from feature films to television, from independent documentaries to commissioned programs for corporate and government clients, Australia-wide. Every production had been delivered on time and within budget.
Over the years we have specialised to became an industry leader in using storytelling as part of more extensive programs addressing various relationship-based issues and wellbeing.
Driven by a passion to help build a more respectful society, Readymade’s Founder Christopher Faull decided to harness the capacity of film, coupled with robust interactive instructional design, to emotionally engage participants – creating a series of programs promoting social cohesion and wellbeing.
Many of these programs were produced under our Stories of Us banner, developed in collaboration with focus groups then rolled out for widespread implementation. For example, with our secondary school bullying prevention program we collaborated with school students to produce highly authentic films encapsulating their experience. The program’s instructional material was developed with specialist psychologists, and the resource is now widely used in Australian schools.
Stories of Us attracted international acclaim and the support of leading scholars in Australia, USA, Canada and the UK. With the support of some of America’s leading universities we established Stories of Us (USA), and the American series of programs have been used in 36 US states.
Readymade’s unique Online Group Methodology draws upon years of experience collaborating with representative cohorts of the target audiences and experts in relevant fields (psychologists, counsellors, scholars and educators). The films are authentic, compelling, and immersive. The interactive design helps to personalise the viewer’s experience and maximise the benefits. The resulting programs are content-rich and educative, and effective – providing hope, guidance and support to those seeking help with managing their own lived experience. A recent example is the Readymade initiative, Family Drug Support Online.
Melissa Cheesman is Readymade Production’s Business Development Lead and Executive Producer, and supports all phases of Readymade’s projects. A public communications and policy specialist with over 20 year’s experience working with both government and corporate clients, Melissa has a long track record of delivering projects that meet their strategic objectives. An experienced researcher and former educator, she is skilled in developing practical and meaningful content for effective and engaging resources.