Media Stockade is a production company specialising in documentary story telling and impact campaigns.

We combine years of experience, awards and strong track records in delivering high quality documentaries to Australian and international audiences.


Media Stockade is an independent production company based in Sydney, Australia, with our eyes and ears open to stories from around the world.


My driving passion is to facilitate stories, share these with an audience in a creative way, and get people thinking. I am a storyteller and an adventurer at heart, with a deep desire to share new perspectives and observations about our world.
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Teri has a great passion for social impact storytelling and engaging audiences across platforms. She joined Media Stockade in June 2015 and heads the company's impact campaign consultancy.
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Madelene Hetherton

At the age of 10 I founded the Caufield Adventure club. There were not many adventures in the mid suburbs of Melbourne. But they came later when my passion for far horizons and social justice found its focus in documentary filmmaking.
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Cassie Charlton

Cassie Charlton is a screen creative with extensive experience working on high quality broadcast documentaries, award-winning corporate factual content and stand-out feature film productions. Since graduating from the Australian Film, TV and Radio School in 2013.
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A story about men who have perpetrated or are at risk of perpetrating family violence. At stake is the safety of children and partners, the stability of families, and the power we as a society have to intervene. These men have problems expressing anger, and other strong emotions, without resorting to abuse, verbal or physical. We follow these men as they attempt to change and heal their most precious relationships.

Director: Sophie Wiesner

Producers: Madeleine Hetherton & Rebecca Barry

Impact Producer: Teri Calder


Commissioned by SBS Australia, Supported by Screen Australia, Screen NSW (next Line) Documentary Australia Foundation and Mercy Ships.

1 Ship. Thousands of Patients. 1 year to help.

A team of medics facing life and death decisions.

Out on the ocean, a ship of doctors and nurses is traveling to the poorest of the poor living in West Africa. It carries life saving medical services for people who have none: children who suffer with terrible leg deformities, women outcast from their communities by birthing fistulas, vast tumors of all shapes and sizes which afflict the unlucky. With no medical help, sufferers must survive the best they can – unless the ship is in port.

I am a Girl

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I AM A GIRL is an inspirational feature length documentary that paints a clear picture of the reality of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century. Feminism may have promised equality and sought a better and fairer world for women but the reality is that girls make up almost a quarter of the world’s population yet still face the greatest discrimination of any group in the world. Technology and science offer unimaginable potential but we still struggle to ensure men and women are afforded equal opportunities. Yet in spite of these obstacles, girls have found extraordinary ways to persevere and in our documentary we hear their stories of strength, hope, courage and a refusal to be second best.


The Opposition asks the important question of how can we ethically build sustainable industry in developing countries? How can impoverished communities break free from the cycle of poverty and aid dependence and develop economically – while balancing the needs of community, history and culture? The site for this unfolding drama is Paga Hill, the luscious mountain peninsula of Port Moresby, with splendid views on three sides that sink into crystal blue waterfronts – the paradise everyone wants to claim.

Disaster Capitalism

When a country is in crisis, the world responds with aid and development but how much of that money reaches the real people in need?

Disaster Capitalism is an explosive documentary that reveals the underbelly of the global aid and investment industry. It’s a complex web of interests that spans the earth from powerful nations and multinational corporations to tribal and village leaders. This documentary offers unique insights into a multi-billion dollar world by investigating how aid dollars are spent.

Best-selling journalist and author Antony Loewenstein joins award-winning filmmaker Thor Neureiter to take viewers on a journey into this world through a four-year investigation of the ramifications of disaster capitalism in Afghanistan, Haiti and Papua New Guinea. There are ideological, economic, political and corporate connections between all three states. We weave them together to show viewers the dark side of Western aid. How did we get here? How can it change and who is leading it? What role and responsibility lies with Western governments? The film asks more questions than it can answer but will leave an audience provoked.

Writer & Producer: Antony Loewenstein

Director & Producer: Thor Neureiter

Producers: Rebecca Barry & Madeleine Hetherton

Psychics in the Suburbs

Psychics in the Suburbs is an insider's look at the exploding industry of psychic mediumship and its influence on the lives of the clients who seek the service.

Director: Cassie Charlton

Producers: Rebecca Barry & Madeleine Hetherton

Impact & Outreach

Media Stockade is passionate about working with social issues filmmakers to create powerful impact campaigns for public good. We deliver a critical mass of screening events in non-theatrical settings – via communities, schools and businesses – that work to support a film’s social impact goals.

We also create dynamic customized materials to elevate and creatively support screenings.

Media Stockade is available to consult with filmmakers and distributors on developing strategy, fundraising and implementation of impact campaigns.

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The Doco Club is a bespoke, curated documentary club that services corporate, community, education markets and lounge rooms across Australia. Documentary films bring communities together, spark conversations and ensure debate and action. The Doco Club is a return to the campfire, promoting social impact story telling and celebrating the power of film to evoke change.

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Mosman NSW 2088

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