The Team

Alexander Hopkins

Producer / Founding Partner

Coming directly from the music industry, Alex has produced multiple top 50 ARIA artists. Over ten years ago he had the yearning for something more. With an eye for production, he gravitated towards film production and begun his 'Storytelling' adventure. Over the years he has found himself working for multiple high end clients, as he spent time abroad working for some big players such as the BBC & FIFA. Upon returning home to Australia it was time to team up with old friends and make some quality stories form himself.

Matthew Ruiz

Head of Graphics & Animation

Originally wanting to be a comic book artist, Matt ventured out into the world of animation. He developed a distinctive comic taste being brought up on 'Seinfield' & 'The Simpsons' while honing his skills on 'Flash' animation from a young age. He quickly found himself working from the motion graphics departments in the Sky networks, more recently he has ended up rubbing his animated shoulders looking to put out some new original quality work.

Paul Stavert

Head of Operations & VR Specialist

Technology and understanding some complex production processes can be a daunting thing. Utilising his technical mind Paul found himself working for multiple high profile production teams like the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Fox, Royal Ascot, SKY Ringside Boxing, even directing a Darryl Braithwaite production. He manages to come up with some ingenious solutions to everything you can throw at him in the production realm. His technology focused mind has found a new inspiring love of the pioneering '360 production process' and 'Virtual Reality' genres.

Michael Hislop

Online Producer

Working in a television production environment for over 10 years, Michael has developed an eye for detail and a passion for using sound and music to enhance a story. Liaising with a wide range of people on a daily basis is just part of the job and this has given him the skills to cope in high pressure environments. Most recently, he has been involved in producing multiple hit podcasts, as well as being a key player in the Tabcorp & Sky social media content 'app' updates

Blake Wood

Production Coordinator

An experienced Broadcast Operations professional, having worked at Channel Nine and Sky, Blake has a love for the people Television & Film. Previously working as a Production Coordinator at Sky Television, he has worked on large scale shows and multiple television specials such as the State Of Origin, The Footy Show, This is your life, The Today Show & 60 minutes. He is excited to join the team at Digital Therapy Media and coordinate some exciting stories.