Production Management: Film, Photography and Digital

Nicola Petrides

Production, Marketing and Project Management

For all projects and production management inquiries, or to request a CV please contact me.

Australia Unfiltered

Since Rat & Dragon‘s first project in Australia with THL in September 2014, the team have been commissioned to shoot and edit over 40 film projects around the continent, from Darwin to Tasmania, Port Douglas to Wollongong, Perth to Broome and a lot in between.

To celebrate this incredibly diverse country with its deserts, waterfalls, rainforests, oceans, cities, grasslands, canyons and ever dramatic skies, Rat & Dragon have created a unique concept piece showcasing not only Australia’s vast visual diversity but its unique soundscapes.

“Birds and plants and wind and ambience sound so different here”, explains director Saxon, “our sound designers have done an incredible job at capturing Australia, a place like nowhere else on earth. Honestly, just ask that kangaroo over there!”

RaD now offer custom illustration & animation

The Rat & Dragon production studio now offer custom animation, illustration and bespoke titles to give projects that extra bit of stand out uniqueness.

Film projects including Skydive Australia, THL Britz & Mighty and Hot DesQ pitches have seen clients jump aboard for their very own hand drawn and digital artwork. RaD explains: “we love bringing shots to life on even more levels and are really excited about what the upcoming season holds in store.”

“The Wall” Short Test Shoot in Iconic Fitzroy

A heartfelt twist to a story of division, The Wall is Rat & Dragon‘s latest narrative short project. Shot on location in Melbourne’s iconic Fitzroy, The Wall takes viewers to a world so far away yet so close at heart.

“We’ve been running test shoots with a variety of gear and locations whilst we nut out the finer visual story elements,” explains director Saxon. “Shooting around a creative hub like Fitzroy is heaps of fun”.

RaD commissioned for Summer Spirit Film

In preparation for the long Australian summer, the Rat & Dragon team has been commissioned to shoot two summer spirit films for self-drive experts THL.

The team will be shooting around the sunshine state Queensland all the way down to world famous Byron Bay. “Expect lots of chilled out scenes, dreamy slo-mo, lens flare, natural beauty and a hump back whale or two,” producer Nicola tells us about the team’s 10th film for THL. “QLD and Northern NSW are incredibly beautiful areas, we’re very happy to be shooting them again.”

Check out R&D’s other films for THL, such as the Mighty Aussie Road Trip and Mini Kiwi Road Trip, which have been viewed collectively over 20,000 on youtube.

Downsizer selected in Hollywood

Continuing Downsizer‘s international festival circuit, the short, sharp and violent comedy will screen at the world famous Chinese Theatres in Hollywood this August.

“We’re thrilled with Downsizer’s audience reception so far”, explains producer Nicola. “It’s going to be great to screen in LA, a city that a lot of our friends and colleagues call home. California, it’s fantastic to be back.”

Don’t miss out on a ticket for the festival that is this year held between the 11th and 20th of August, head to