we tell stories

Armchair Safari tells stories and has fun doing it. We can come up with a brilliant idea and then PRODUCE, DIRECT and POST-PRODUCE that idea ONLINE or ON-AIR for you.

We are an award winning BOUTIQUE CONTENT CREATION production company that make broadcast and branded DIGITAL CONTENT, TELEVISION,  COMMERCIALS, DOCUMENTARIES, TV SERIES, FILM TRAILERS and PROMOS.  We also work in TELEVISION DEVELOPMENT if you've got an idea that you need to fly. 

Armchair Safari also offers high quality content solutions to live broadcast streaming. We also offer high quality content solutions to live broadcast streaming.

All images used courtesy Armchair Safari Productions

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TIM THATCHER is a Sydney based DIRECTOR, and PRODUCER  working within the industry since 2000 and has a deep understanding of television development, creation and production. He has worked across many facets of the industry with a core expertise in Producing, Directing, Development & Writing as well as dealing with Advertising Clients and Live Television.  

Tim specialises in travel and food television and content with a range of TV shows such as Gourmet Farmer, Donna Hay’s Basics to Brilliance Kids, Anna Gare’s Cab Fare, Sammy & Bella’s Kitchen Rescue, Getaway, Destination Flavour & Restaurant Australia up his sleeve as well as branded content series for Coles, Cadbury, Devondale, Asko, Hachette, Japan Tourism & Nespresso 

Tim has also worked with Network Ten, Network Seven, SBS and the Nine Network in the development and creation of shows for broadcast and produced large scale LIVE broadcasts and award shows such as the AACTAs, ASTRAs & ARIAs, MTV Music Awards, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, Big Day Out, Sydney New Years Eve, CMC Music Awards & The Golden Guitars

His experience in television includes roles as a Producer, Supervising Producer & Challenge Producer on series such as Celebrity Apprentice Australia (S1), The Biggest Loser (S6),  Junior MasterChef Australia (S1) and The One: The Search For Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic (S2). All of these shows were wildly successful but none more so than Australia’s Highest Rating non-sport show ever,  Masterchef Australia (S2). 

In his spare time, he works as a professional PHOTOGRAPHER. He has provided publicity photography for all of his shows and has photographed heaps of Chefs that you know and love


Jaime Lewis PRODUCER

Jaime Lewis is a creative producer and director with over a decade of film and television experience. Having extensive technical knowledge and skills, a passion for music and travel, and a strong background in production coordination and management, Jaime has worked across a diverse range of productions and genres in various capacities including camera operating, assistant directing, editing and script supervision, and recently completed her debut feature documentary, Tommy Emmanuel: The Endless Road which is set to premiere on the 2019 film festival circuit.

Jaime has produced a number of series with Tim Thatcher including Restaurant Australia, Sammy & Bella’s Kitchen Rescue, Anna Gare’s Cab Fare and Gourmet Farmer.

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Line Producer, Production Manager, Legend, SARAH EMERY is one of the best in the biz. 

Harking from the UK, SARAH EMERY has production manager credits from working with Shine, Endemol, Channel 4, Network Seven, Zapruder and ITV Studios under her belt managing big shows including I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, The Voice, Little Big Shots, Australia's Next Top Model, Big Brother, Gruen Planet, Changing Faces & Spelling Bee as well SBS Australia for their Food & Lifestyle programs.

Since starting at Armchair Safari she has coordinated all of our food, lifestyle and branded productions and is a dream to work with. 




Amanda excels in food-based content creation and styling for television, editorial and digital media including television series and commercials, magazines and cookbooks, social media and brand advertising.

Her work includes food styling for stills and videos, cooking on camera, recipe development and editing, research and writing, planning and consulting as well as content strategy for brands such as Donna Hay, Food Network, Conde Nast Traveller, ABC, ButterMedia, Broadsheet Sydney, The Good Content Co, Westfield, Woolworths, Max Brenner, Nueva Sangria, Sanitarium, Cobram Estate Olive Oil, Hellmann's, Fish Butchery, Arthur and The PizzaBoys.

Amanda has worked on a variety of food shows for television including Donna Hay’s Basics to Brilliance Kids, Sammy & Bella’s Kitchen Rescue and Anna Gare’s Cab Fare.


Elizabeth Allnutt PHOTOGRAPHER

If you've seen a photo promoting a TV Show on the side of a bus, good chances are Lizzie has taken it. 

ELIZABETH ALLNUTT  is a Director/ Photographer specialising in people, interiors, tourism and nature. Her work reflects her commitment to creating powerful images that convey her professionalism, efficiency and loyalty to the message her clients wish to covey. 

Elizabeth’s client list includes TCN9, Network10, Foxtel, DMG Radio, Harper Collins, The Keystone Group, Bauer Media, AWOL and Lirrwi Tourism to name a few. As well as many of Australia’s well known celebrities.

Resting along side her corporate and media portfolio is her body of work as a humanitarian & conservation photographer. Each picture is designed to inspire social awareness, invite empathy for our planet and reflect the essence of indigenous culture.