Young Gun: Heckler senior VFX producer Amy Jarman

18 June 2020

Our Young Gun profile takes a look at some of the young talent across the advertising, adtech, marketing and media sector in Australia. It aims to shed light on the varying roles, people and companies across the buzzing industry.

Today we speak to Heckler senior VFX producer Amy Jarman.

Time at the company:
Four years.

How long have you been in the industry?
Seven years.

How did you get here? Was this always the plan?
My mum, dad, aunties and uncles are all in the industry, so I was surrounded by film and TV sets growing up. I had always planned to follow in their footsteps.

Who guides you day to day?
Charu Menon our EP in Singapore. She is so successful in her career and an inspiration to me. She is currently judging the Directors category for the D&AD Awards and she's produced a breathtaking documentary ‘By The River’ which was recently screened on the ABC. Even though she is far away now, we speak often about plants, food and puppies (as well as some work in between).

What’s the best thing about the industry you work in?
Working together with a team of like-minded people who bring creative ideas to life. Also, every day is different and I’m always learning something new.

And the biggest challenge?
Budgets! Clients want more for less, and their budgets are being spread across so many different mediums and deliverables. We have to adapt to that, which is the challenge. At Heckler we do a great job at finding creative solutions for our clients.

Where do you turn for inspiration?
My mum and dad.

My favourite advert is:
Carlton Draught ‘Big Ad’

I love this ad because it’s so memorable, entertaining and engaging even after 15 years. It’s really fun, has great brand awareness and doesn’t overtly try to sell you the beer. It’s a brand that doesn’t take itself too seriously - the last line is 'This ad better sell some bloooooody beer!'

Tell us one thing people at work don’t know about you?
I lived in New York for five years when I was younger and saw the planes hit the Twin Towers from our living room. 

In five years' time I'll be:
An executive producer.


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