Starting out 15 years ago at the ABC’s award-winning Natural History Department, Jac has since worked on every Aussie TV network. She’s produced stories in every corner of the globe for the highest rating programs on Australian television: Masterchef, The Project, Hamish & Andy True Story to name a few. Jac earned promotions to senior roles in television, but knew that her calling was to develop her own story ideas online. When Jac’s not telling story through film, she’s sharing it through her music.
From food to renovation, Claire has done it all. Working as a producer on hit television shows, including Masterchef, The Block, The Project and Hard Quiz. Before producing for television, her love of storytelling was nurtured at the national broadcaster, the ABC, where she worked as a radio producer for breakfast and morning shows in regional and metropolitan stations. Claire loves a good yarn, and when she’s not in the office you can find her at her local dog park with her pooch, Sunny.
Creation of Clothesline Content
Directors, Jac Tonks and Claire Falkiner, first met in the waiting room for a job interview at Network Ten’s flagship current affairs program. They eyed each other off, both hoping that they had more television experience than the other.
After successful interviews, they were both offered jobs in different departments as producers and dove head first into the world of the fast-paced, daily current affairs program: The Project. For over three years in the battleground that is daily television, their friendship flourished alongside their story production skills.
Fast forward and Jac is now the head of the story team for Masterchef Australia. She needs some strong talent to join her crew and calls Claire to come on board. Without a thought, Claire jumps in.
Over the years Jac and Claire started to envisage a way of telling stories online that truly engaged viewers. In the age of click bait and obnoxious adverts, Clothesline Content produces quality online stories that keep an audience watching for all the right reasons, moving viewers and enticing them to watch more.