We revel in big, complex challenges. And whiteboards.


Storytelling underpins everything we do. And we love it.


We create original, social and commercial content. With intent.

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Meet our core team

Jonathon Dutton

Producer / Director

Jonathon Dutton

Jonathon founded Crankyfish in 2006 and has produced and directed a wide range of film, social advocacy, education, TVC and branded content projects. Jono also directs network TV drama and in 2012, he was nominated by the Australian Directors Guild for Best Direction in a Serial Drama. Jono is also developing and attached to direct and/or produce several original film and TV projects.

AB Smith

Strategy / Writer

AB Smith

AB is a multidisciplinary writer who creates original film and television projects and also consults to major corporates and brands on major commercial projects. With unique skills in strategy, media and story design, AB brings a deep understanding of the corporate requirements driving large projects and how to get sharp definition out of creative briefs.

Julian V. Costanzo


Julian V. Costanzo

Julian holds ten years experience as a producer and production manager in TV, film and advertising. He has produced ten short films, three of which have been selected for Tropfest including the winning film in 2012. Julz has produced and/or production managed over 100 TVCs and in 2013, he was selected by SPAA as one of twenty producers representing the next generation of the industry.


Crankyfish is part of a small group of centrally owned companies that provide specialist and dedicated services across a range of sectors. So when you engage Crankyfish, you get more than just a production company.

  • Original Film & TV Projects
  • Social, Education and Commercial Projects
  • Strategic Thinking & Integration
  • Creative Concepts & Writing
  • Full service production offering
  • Strategic Storytelling
  • Major Opportunities
  • Internal Alignment
  • Capacity Building
  • Mergers & New Markets
  • CSR Strategy & Realisation
  • Impact Media Projects
  • Education & Outreach Programs
  • Social & Creative Activations
  • Community Partnerships


1/25A Mollison Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067

1/25A Mollison Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Mebourne, Australia
We service a number of clients in Sydney, but we’re based in Melbourne.
Maybe one day...?

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