Essays Series

The English writer E.M. Forster once said, ‘How do I know what I think until I see what I say?’ And so we offer Ross Johnson’s series of commentary essays. Links to short (and longer) works can be found here as they’re (privately) published. Access previous works through our Archives section.

Golf: Poetry in Motion

The Poetry of Sailing


Invictus Games 2018

Sydney hosted the fourth Invictus Games in October 2018. Through JamTV, we’re proud to have helped tell the stories behind the competitors for host broadcaster ABC.

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We’re proud to have helped Bill Proudman and Ross Johnson get Bill’s memoir off the ground and into its second print run. Mr Proudman was a foundation staff member of The ‘QEH’ and a member of the team responsible for the first successful live donor kidney transplant in Australia, in 1965. Written to celebrate the 60th years of serice, it’s an ‘insight into the evolution of a medical institution and the personalities who shaped the hospital’s character’.

Please contact us for copies of the book. Cost is $20 plus $5.00 postage fee

Payment options:

Electronic Bank Transfer to BSB 063 177 / Account 1003 7524

Mobile direct to 0419 335 228

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Queensland were spectacular. We were privileged to be involved working to provide content for the host broadcaster, NEP, and broadcasting commentary for Channel Seven.

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Wellbeing + Resilience Project

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In September 2017, The Law Society of South Australia responded to a perceived crisis affecting the profession by launching an online course addressing mental health.

McAvaney Media Pty Ltd is proud to supply video content for the project to coincide with the 2017 nationwide ‘R U OK?’ day.

The Satellite Documentary

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The Satellite: The improbable true story of Australia’s first spacecraft

It’s the 1960s and a group of space-obsessed youngsters decide to join the space race by building their own satellite – despite the fact they have no money and no idea how to go about it.

‘The Satellite’ is the story of Australia’s first spacecraft – ‘Australis-Oscar 5’ and the unlikely lads who sent her into orbit. 

The Lacemaker’s Son

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Movie rights for Ted Setnikar’s biography The Lacemaker’s Son have been snapped up by Slovakian film-maker Miha Ferkov. We’re looking for an Australian production partner, expecting to start filming in 2018.

Meanwhile, the book is now in its fourth print run, released via Amazon and Smashwords, in addition to its availability in print through

A bit of background:

We work with Ted at Adelaide’s Hutt St Centre for the homeless where he’s a chef and volunteer. We published his biography in April 2014, detailing his remarkable childhood in Slovenia. After his mother was struck and killed by lightning, Ted’s alcoholic father sold him into servitude at the age of four—for the price of a bottle of schnapps and a handful of cigarettes.

His escape from Tito’s Yugoslavia took him to South Australia, where eventually he attended a creative writing class run by author Kerry Kenihan. Kerry has been responsible for encouraging Ted to finish his life story, despite his dyslexia, and writing in his second language.

All profits from the book have gone back to Hutt St Centre, where Ted continues to work in the Meal Centre, serving the homeless and disadvantaged in his adopted home city, Adelaide.

Ted envisages George Clooney will snap up the role.

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