Shake It Up!

We live in an over-saturated, over-stimulated world.


With no shortage of entertainment and content options at our fingertips, it’s easy to be atrophied by the sheer volume of choice available, and to quickly slide into apathy.


So, the question is this: how will your content rise above the noise?


That’s where we come in! RATTLE THE CAGE is here to shake things up for you and your content: dedicated to making work that is authentic, singular, accomplished, and guaranteed to rise above.


1. We believe that your content is indispensable,

And its success means just as much to us as it does it you and your brand, startup or company.

2. We believe that your content should be more than just a number;

More than just a KPI or a quota. We want everything we make for you and your brand to have deep artistic and social merit, not just commercial. 

3. We believe in agility and adaptability.

Sitting at the cross-roads somewhere between a production company and a creative agency, we pride ourselves on being able to shepherd your project from conception through to completion, providing a full breadth of creative services.


The small - yet agile - team of creatives at Rattle the Cage.  

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From ideation to pitching, storyboarding to strategising, Rattle the Cage has you covered for every aspect of pre-production. We'll work closely and carefully with your brand to determine the best possible angle for your content - at the best possible price - so that the best product can be delivered.


RTC is capable of ideating high-level, overarching creative concepts and ideas that can be utilised across numerous areas and mediums: including online videos, podcasts, journalistic platforms (articles, interviews, features), immersive experiences and many other emerging areas of both offline and online engagement. If engaged, we will create a minimum of three concepts (or more if required) to present to you based around a brief of your problem or stemmed from your own idea. We will also be able to guide and recommend how to execute.

What We Do


This is where the fun really begins! Rattle the Cage brings over two decades' worth of experience and expertise in the film industry to the table, meaning that when the time comes to create your content, you can rest assured that you have the best team possible for the job. We pride ourselves on our creative instincts and ability to deliver.


We believe that it is important for creators to own and deliver a concept from end to end. Creation (E2E) is our full service package, which includes Concepting, Strategy, Pre-Prod, Production, Post-Prod and additional perks and services for a lower fee. We will work closely with yourself, your agency and any other decision-makers if needed to ensure that your project is delivered to its highest quality and best optimised for marketing and distribution purposes.


As they say: films are made in editing, which is why Rattle the Cage takes the post-production of your content very seriously. Encompassing picture editing, sound design, animation, colour grading and more, RTC work diligently and tirelessly in this stage to develop the absolute best product we can for you.


Often times, a great idea and great execution is let down by poor strategy. As experienced content creators with a focused eye on commercial success, we can help you conceive a strategy that ensures a piece of content or creative delivers. We can counsel, consult or work with your internal team, freelancers or agency - whatever are your needs.

David Ward
Founder and Creative Director

David (John Scott) Ward is an award-winning Australian writer, director, editor and visual artist. His expertise covers film, theatre, television, music video, documentary and dance films, to name a few, and over the course of his now more than decade long career career in the arts, he has also worked extensively as an actor, dancer, choreographer, painter, set & graphic designer and photographer, to name a few.

This versatility has allowed him to transfer his talents across numerous artistic ventures, collaborators and clients, some of which include Sass & Bide, The ABC, The Australian Ballet, Qantas, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Orchestra Victoria, Huntrlnd and Bengar Films. 


Melissa Kuttan
Founder and Creative Director

For almost a decade, Melissa Kuttan has built a solid reputation as an experienced and dedicated creative problem solver, business strategist and content creator. She has worked across radio, events, PR, digital and advertising and has honed a fine acumen in understanding bigger business problems and translating that to enormous innovative growth opportunities. 


Melissa has worked with a thoroughfare of different clients including AGL, Shebah, Jetstar, NDIS, NDISC, Federal Government, Lavazza, OzDare, Choice Hotels, RedBubble, Melbourne Central.


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