Polygraph Productions

Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) – New Recruit

In 2012, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) commissioned Polygraph Productions to use existing research into the opportunities and challenges of maintaining a Melbourne-based fire crew as the basis for a series of research communication videos.

This video is aimed at staff who may be interested in taking on a fire role. It follows the experiences of a new recruit and describes the learning, development and emotions that can be expected as recruits go through training and face their first fire.


Snippets of social comment produce the ultimate ethnographic communication tool.

Documentary Portfolio

Documentaries are an opportunity for Polygraph Productions to become embedded within a story or context and utilise the social research and film-making skills to greatest effect.


The resulting snippets of social comment not only entertain but also provide a fascinating window into people’s lives with minimal agenda or bias, producing the ultimate ethnographic communication tool.

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    Macarthur: Discovering stories of sacrifice

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    Victoria SES 40 Years Young Anniversary Documentary

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    Saviour – The making of

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    Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) – New Recruit

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    Duo Trailer