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During his 43 year career in radio and television production Mike Piper has created, produced, and directed numerous multi-award winning television programs that have been screened by broadcasters, satellite, and cable channels worldwide.  His programs have achieved enviable rating success, topping the 11pm strand for UK’s Channel 5 in 2002, reaching a massive 56% of audience share for the Ten Network in Australia, and among the top five most popular on National Geographic Channels Worldwide.

Prof. Rob Morrison OAM

Rob is President of the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia, and chairs the Board for the Adelaide Zoo and the Monarto Zoological Park. He is Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Flinders University. Rob has written 28 books on science and natural history, and is co-author of 13 more. He has won many national and international awards, including a Churchill Fellowship, the Michael Daley Award for Science Journalism and the Skeptics Eureka Prize. Together with Dr Deane Hutton, he co-hosted the long-running national television program Curiosity Show, which screened in 14 countries. He currently works as copyeditor for Australasian Science, presents a regular science segment on ABC Radio and produces the environmental segment on NEXUS for the ABCs Asia Pacific Service, which screens in 40 countries. He is Patron of National Science Week SA and in 2004 was awarded The Order of Australia Medal for his Services to Conservation and Science Communication.

Rob Morrison home page


Duncan Steel is a space researcher, author and broadcaster whose expertise covers the small bodies in the solar system (asteroids, comets and meteors), the history of astronomy, and how calendars work. In the past he has worked for both NASA and ESA. Duncan has published over 130 research papers, four books, and hundreds of popular-level articles in newspapers and magazines. He also appears frequently on radio and TV, and was science adviser for an Emmy-winning documentary. Minor planet 4713 Steel is named for him, as is a lunar-roving robot in Arthur C. Clarke's novel The Hammer of God.

Duncan Steel home page


Paul Davies, the Director of BEYOND, is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and best-selling author. His research ranges from the origin of the universe to the origin of life, and includes the properties of black holes, the nature of time and quantum field theory. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1995 Templeton Prize, and the 2002 Michael Faraday Prize from the Royal Society.

Paul Davies home page

Our Professional Associates


John Schumann is one of the very few songwriters who has changed the way a nation thinks. Accordingly, he holds a distinguished place in the Australian music industry.

Best known, perhaps, for his leadership of the legendary folk-rock band Redgum, and his Vietnam veterans’ anthem, “I was only 19”, John Schumann first came to national attention in 1980 as Redgum’s lead singer-songwriter.

In his fifty years he has achieved more success than most people do in two lifetime

John Schumann home page

In 2002 Corey co-directed the highly acclaimed and multi award winning series ‘Opal Fever’ (for which he also received an AFI Nomination for Cinematography), co-produced and filmed the dramatized history documentary ‘A Wire Through the Heart’ for ABC-TV and BBC Scotland.

Broadcast Programing

Piper Films, now in its 30th year, is a diverse production company having produced award winning television documentaries and series for the international market and we are now currently developing 3 drama series for television. Our television productions have delivered high audience ratings for both Australian and over 50 territories throughout the world.

The Piper Films Family

Piper Films ½ hr program Echidna the Survivor delivered 2.4 million viewers on BBC-2 and 1.1 million viewers on ABC-TV and has sold to over 40 other territories around the world.

The 1 hr dramatized documentary, A Wire Through the Heart, delivered just over 1 million viewers on ABC-TV and beat the BBC-1’s feed for audience share when screened on BBC Scotland.

The 2 x 1 hr series Suburban Stripper and Outback Stripper doubled the ratings for the 11pm Thursday slot on UK’s Ch-5 and acquired a 56% audience share when broadcast on the TEN Network in Australia.  The multi-award winning 4 x ½ hour series Opal Fever averaged 870,000 viewers for the 8pm Tuesday slot on ABC-TV and the multi-award winning Red Crab Crazy Ant was among the five top rating programs on National Geographic Television worldwide.

TRANSWORLD TV, ABC-TV, Ten Network, SBS-TV, RTL-TVI, Fundaçâo Padre Anchie, CHUM TV, CBC, Transworld Television, UIH, Discovery Channel, Canal Plus, Channel France-2, Odyssee, ZDF, TELEPOOL, TVB, PAX TV, KCN, KCN Enterprises, PT UNGGUL, RTE, Open University, ANANEY, TEVEL, RAI UNO-1, NHK-TV, SFINX, TRANSWORLD TV, Puebla Films, TPP, Teleprog International, Canal 22, NOS, TVNZ, NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting, ABC Asia, Pacific TV, POLTEL, CREDO YV, PAX TV, TV12, TV3 Catalunya, Media Park Thematic C, EXPLORE COMMUNICATIONS, UNICORN, BBC-TV, Channel 5, Anglia Television, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Television

Aramco, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Europe, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latin America, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pacific/Asia region, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, UK, US.

... in the following territories

Our Broadcaster Clients

Ratings Success

Wire Through the Heart - 52 min - ABC/BBC/Film Aust

Opal Fever - 4 x 27 min documentary series for ABC TV

Seeking Asylum - 1 hr - SBS Independent

Nexus - Leading Edge - 26 x 8 min ABC Asia-Pacific TV science series

Year of the Locust - 1 hr - NHNZ/Fox/National Geographic

Outback Stripper - 1 hr - Ten Network/Ch 5 (UK)

Red Crabs Crazy Ants - 1 hr doc - NHNZ/Fox/Explore

Heather Rose goes to Cannes - 1 hr documentary - SBSI

Home of the Blizzard - 1 hr documentary - Nine Network

Paul Davies: More Big Questions - 6 x 27 min hr - SBS 

Suburban Stripper - 1 hr documentary - ABC

Paul Davies: The Big Questions - 6 x 27 min  - SBS

Sacred Journey - 1 hr documentary - ABC

Echidna the Survivor - 27 min documentary

Not a Job for a Nice Jewish Girl - 1 hr documentary - SBS

Barred Wives - 1 hr documentary - SBS

Convicted - 1 hr documentary - SBS

Platypus Man - 30 min documentary - ABC

Facing the World - 1 hr documentary - ABC

Long Time No See...Ronnie - 1  hr documentary - 10 Network

23 Days in July - 1 hr documentary - 10 Network

Road to Survival - 1 hr documentary - 10 Network

Thy Will Be Done - 30 min documentary - Ch 10 Adelaide


Produced by Piper Films


A second generation film maker, born on a set, picked up a camera at the age of 5, it's clear that film making is in his DNA. Corey’s professional career began at age 15, directing and selling his first program to SBS, followed by 25 years of extensive production experience with international credits in nearly every crew role, genre and budget category, while working alongside and learning from the worlds best. For the last 10 years Corey has refined his writing and directing skills on national television commercials in preparation for his feature film directing debut.

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Piper Films has won many awards in recognition of both it’s program content as well as cinematic crafts. Our awards include an AFI nomination, ACS Gold Tripod, Atom Awards, National Geographic International Awards, International Wildlife Film Festival Awards, and the Prestigious Beijing Golden Dragon.


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