About us

Our Team

Suzanne Brown - Founder/Producer

Suzanne is a passionate and experienced storyteller. Determined to find a job that told stories, Suzanne talked her way into a job at the ABC, where she worked on everything from kids shows, news and current affairs, documentaries, drama and arts programs.

Since the ABC, she’s been producing, writing and editing stories for industry, corporate, magazines, blogs, not-for-profits, and social impact projects. Suzanne loves the power of a story to broaden perspectives, remind us of our common humanity, make people care and create change.

There aren’t many things that energise her more than taking her 20+ years of experience and collaborating with NFP’s and social impact organisations to nurture the confidence and skills to plan and create compelling content that engages, motivates and inspires donors and supporters to join them.

So, if you’re out there working hard to change the world and aren’t sure how to tell your story, she’d love to help.

Maria Chilcott – Not-for-profit Communications Specialist

Maria is a communications specialist with a passion for creating social impact through storytelling. She has over 20 years experience producing content that connects the head and heart, in diverse roles across both television (ABC-TV) and the not-for-profit sector, including fundraising, communications, marketing, and producing, writing and directing factual television at ABC-TV.

From digital marketing and copywriting to social media and strategy, she loves capturing the stories that make a difference in the world, change lives, and help for purpose organisations engage supporters at all levels, whether that is corporates, philanthropy, regular donors, the board, or volunteers. It’s all about producing engaging content, and finding strategic ways to reach an audience to ensure maximum social impact.

Maria also provides a mentoring service, designed to help others make a successful and rewarding transition from corporate life to a role in the for-purpose sector. Her first piece of advice: don’t hesitate, you’ll love it. 🙂

Mark Middis - Editor

Mark is an award-winning documentary editor whose work has screened on major networks here and overseas. With over 30 years’ experience, he has left his imprint on a slew of productions, including: Australia in Colour (SBS, 2019 & 2020), The Pool (ABC, 2019), Streets of Your Town (ABC, 2018), The Crown & US (ABC, 2018), Turning Point (Foxtel, 2018), War on Waste (ABC, 2017), David Stratton: Stories of Australian Cinema (ABC, 2016), Howard on Menzies (ABC, 2016), Blood & Thunder (2015), Breaking the Silence (ABC, 2015), Defendant 5 (ABC, 2015), Brilliant Creatures (ABC, 2014), Wide Open Road (2011), Mother of Rock (2009)…he also cut the ‘Life At’ series and worked on Four Corners. His work has won critical acclaim as well as a swag of awards and nominations – from Walkley’s to AACTA’s and Logies.

When he’s not working on award winning documentaries Mark loves to bring his considerable storytelling skills to NFP and social impact organisations.

About The Content People


For more than twenty years we’ve been creating compelling stories for all sorts of audiences and businesses:  ABC-TV, Foxtel, documentary, corporates, magazines, blogs, small businesses, not-for-profits, and social impact organisations.

Working with such diverse industries and sectors means that we’ve told pretty much every kind of story; our favourites being when people don’t even think they had a good one (spoiler alert, everyone has a story!).  

Some of the highlights have been:

  • helping SCAD Research Inc. make their budget go a lot further than they’d anticipated to make an impactful 30 second video to raise awareness of the little-known heart condition Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection.
  • working with the fantastic team at Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections to tell the story of their incredible impact empowering women and girls in their community.
  • Telling Luisa’s story of the wonderful support CanCare gives cancer patients.

 

We know that telling compelling stories can change hearts and minds, transform prejudices and create connections. We believe that by putting more positive stories out into the world we can help foster a sense of hope, optimism and compassion in viewers.

Social impact stories are what we do best. What makes our day is when we can help communicate your organisation’s value, making your passion contagious; motivating and inspiring your ideal audience to support your cause or business.  

We know powerful stories about your organisation and its impact achieve all of that and more. But we also know that you’re time-poor, and that’s where we can help. We want to be your content partners – guiding and supporting you through every stage of the process, from strategy and planning, to creating the compelling content that will make your cause irresistible to donors, supporters, customers and partners.

We can help you connect with your audience, whether the job is small or large, from creating video content for social media, training you or your staff in how to shoot those videos yourself, to developing a content strategy.

 

Original Land Custodians

In the spirit of reconciliation The Content People acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.