Jeraff is Jeff Hann and Roland Fraval. We are two adventurous creatives focusing on documentary film and live events whilst exploring pathways within a forever evolving world. We love finding, listening to and telling stories, it’s what drives us, what excites us and gives us a cheeky little smile at the end of a job well done! If you want to get all deep and philosophical, isn't life all about sharing stories? What do you do when you catch up for coffee, or see a long lost friend, or have dinner with your mum on a Sunday night? You tell your story, you share your experience and you bring people into your story so it becomes something shared, something treasured.
Whether the stories are in the form of a film, a photo, a festival, an album release or an exhibition, Jeraff is all about helping people to share their stories with the world. To be more specific, we make films of all types (documentary, music videos, festival & event films, corporate TVC's, video art installations) and create festivals and events for the wonderful people we are lucky enough to work with, all aimed at sharing the story that needs to be told.
Over the past 5 years Jeff and Roland have worked on a wide range of projects with government departments, corporate business, community groups and artists. Roland has curated Fed Square's calendar of regular events and produced festivals such as Twilight Sounds, Kids ArtyFarty Festival and the Stringybark Sustainability Festival while Jeff has worked on numerous film & photography projects in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Ethiopia, Macedonia and is currently working alongside Roland on his debut feature documentary The Coffee Hunter.
From the birthplace of coffee in Ethiopia to Seattle where the specialty coffee movement originated, The Coffee Man follows Sasa Sestic on his journey to become the 2015 World Barista Champion.
The film explores the world of specialty coffee, from farm to cup, through the eyes of Sasa, and investigates what makes this man unique within an industry full of exceptional individuals. But this is not just a story about coffee. It’s a human story, showing that no matter where you come from, or what your history is, with enough passion, persistence and determination, the little guy can always win!
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923 plates... in case you're wondering, thats how many it took to make this film clip! Shot over two days at the Monster and Bear studio in Brunswick, this clip was a lot of fun to make (once we got past the brain straining thought processes to work out how to do it all in reverse and at half speed!).
We love the lads from Mustered Courage and love the way the clip has turned out, can't wait to make the next one with them, keep an eye out for it later in the year as we turn our attention to the first track from their album White Lies and Melodies: Leave This Life Behind.
In it's second year in 2015, the Pride Cup celebrates diversity and inclusion in sport for the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) communities by tackling homophobia in Australian Rules Football. The event was born after Jason Ball came out as the first openly gay person playing Aussie Rules. What started out in 2014 as celebration match between traditional rivals Yarra Glen and Yarra Junction has turned into a strong symbol for inclusion in Australia’s favourite sport.
We were lucky enough to become a part of the team this year and document the event all the way from planning through to the education of the participating players and coaches and of course the fantastic event that was game day in Yarra Glen.
Back in the day, Jeff used to make music, but these days he’s caterpillared his way to become a film-maker butterfly and spends most of his time with a camera in his hand globe-trotting to the four corners, laughing and crying at the joys life throws at him. Jeff has poked his nose behind a camera on film & photography projects in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Nepal, Ethiopia, Italy, U.S.A., Honduras and Colombia (he likes to travel!) and in his own back yard of Melbourne, Australia. Basically, Jeff is a geeky-technology-camera-gear-type guy that loves finding and hearing peoples stories out there in the big ol’ world. He also likes to have fun and is really good at doing it.
Roland is a creative producer (whatever that means) and is the sensible one of the two. Seriously. As a young lad he somehow found himself falling into the arts world, but he soon realised that a combination of acting, music and radio production were not his kettle of chips. So for the past 7 years he has been producing festivals, creating performance events, working with artists to plan tours & album releases and working with communities to create all kinds of wonderful arts projects. Like Jeff, he loves to explore and has worked on major arts projects & festivals in New Zealand, Mexico, and of course lil’ ol’ Melbourne, AND he can do a rad South African accent.