If you’ve been to one of Kate Downie’s parties you’ll know she doesn’t do things by halves. The Beautiful Pictures 10-year anniversary Spring Soiree was no exception. Guests were treated with welcome cocktails, canapes, acoustic sounds by the amazing Dave Cooper, handmade branded cookies to take home and to top it off, fairy floss in the signature BP green for that sugar hit. Beautiful Pictures Executive Producer and Founder, Kate Downie wanted a way to say thank you to all of her clients and suppliers for their support over the last 10 years.
Downie returned to Perth after a stint in Sydney 15 years ago and found a gap in the advertising world for production companies delivering high level production for TV commercials and stills. After freelance producing for a few years, she took the leap and so Beautiful Pictures was born. “It’s been an incredible 10 years and I’m so grateful for the support we’ve received as we’ve grown of the years. I’m really excited for the next 10,” said Downie.
Over the last ten years, Beautiful Pictures has produced many memorable TVC and stills campaigns for clients locally and interstate such as; RAC, P&N Bank, Lotterywest, Commonwealth Bank, Swiss Health, Synergy and IINET, just to name a few. Downie couldn’t pick her favourite campaign, “there’s too many to choose from!”.
After 10 years, Beautiful Pictures has undergone some new branding created by the team at Wildbrand, updating their iconic B with a fresh new look, as a way to mark their anniversary.
Beautiful Pictures has been home to many directors over the years. “It’s been wonderful working with different directors and watching them grow and change. I love that we have such a mix of seasoned directors and the new kids on the block – they all bring something different to the table which I find exciting,” said Downie.
Most recently, Beautiful Pictures has added Luna Laure, Chris Martin and Emma Jackson to the roster of directors. They join the all-star line-up which includes the likes of Corrie Jones, Matsu, Luke Sargon, Reneé Webster and Miranda Edmonds, with special guest appearances from the Beautiful Pictures interstate and overseas contingent Mike Oldershaw, Jess Bluck and David Rittey.
As they move onto the next ten years, Beautiful Pictures hopes to continue producing high level productions supporting the local crew and amazing talent that we have here in WA to ‘produce something beautiful’.