Tim Cole is an Australian Filmmaker and Music Producer who has been specialising on cross cultural projects since producing ‘Not Drowning Waving's’, landmark album & DVD ‘Tabaran’ in Papua New Guinea some years back.
He studied filmmaking at Melbourne University under Arthur Cantrill, subsequently perusing an interest in poetic and non-narrative filmmaking. As expressed in his 2014 directorial debut ‘Vanuatu Women’s Water Music’, ‘Visually stunning, as well as culturally important’, 5 stars, Songlines UK. His other film work includes countless music clips and concert visuals including Archie Roach’s ‘Into the Blood Stream’ concert tour.
As a music producer/engineer Tim Cole has been behind numerous award-winning and critically acclaimed albums for acts including Telek, Frank Yamma, Not Drowning Waving, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Shellie Morris and feature film soundtracks for feature films including Prison Songs, Bran Nue Dae, Satellite Boy, Proof and Australia.
Tim is a Churchill Fellow and was officially invited to represent at the United Nations Headquarters, SXSW, WOMEX and Peace Boat.
Taiwanese producer BaoBao Chen has a Bachelor of Business Management degree and profile as a public speaker, including a TEDx Talk, and a social media following of 150k.
As the manager of Small Island Big Song, BaoBao has realised the project from the grassroots up, fund raising through crowdfunding, philanthropic bodies and arts grants along with initiating the project's the Fair Trade Music structure and recognition of Intangible Cultural Heritage. As impact producer she has designed an education package, c0-curated an AR exhibition and created an extensive interactive website (nominated for Best Music Website by IMA American Independent Music Awards 2019).
Since 2018, BaoBao has brought the project's live show to stage, booking and managing extensive concert tours across Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, featuring indigenous musicians from islands across Asia/Pacific and Indian oceans who are in the frontline of cultural and environmental challenges.
Jenn Da Costa
Jenn joint us in early 2017 as a graphic designer. She is a Melbourne-based designer of Indonesia origin, specialising in brand identity and marketing collateral design and implementation.
She is skilled in art and illustration in the same time loves traveling (and problem solving!)
She spent one and half year to create the album cover Small Island Big Song, with the illustrations of instruments, cultural elements, endangered animals. The Indian & Pacific Ocean's map is made with care and love from Jenn.
Cinematography | Tim Cole & BaoBao Chen
Photography | BaoBao Chen & Tim Cole
Audio Recording | Tim Cole
Music Production/Mixing | Tim Cole at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; Peace Boat Japan; Ubud, Bali; BaoBao's parents'.
Graphic Design & Drawing | Jenn Da Costa
Website Design & Development | BaoBao Chen
Album Mastering | Oli Jacobs & Tim Cole at Real World Studios, UK
Content Writing - General | BaoBao Chen & Tim Cole
Content Writing - Philosophy | Wayne Furlong
Background | Hand made paper with tapa bark and sugar cane waste by GuangXing paper mill, Taiwan.
Legal Advisor | Eldar Manor Law Office
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