Stories that move

We make thought-provoking stories that capture the imagination and stir your emotions.

What we do

Mark Welker

Creative Director

Mark left behind 10 years of digital marketing and copywriting experience to co-found Commoner in 2010. His passion for visual led storytelling and brand experience helped pioneer a production company that values a humanistic creative approach. As a strategic driver, he directs and leads crews to help brands share their value and purpose through emotive storytelling.

Raylene O'Hare

Senior Producer

Raylene has worked within the commercial world over the last 13 years, managing photography and film shoots for major brands such as Nissan Australia, RACV, and Mazda Global. As Senior Producer at Commoner, Ray gets shit done for our clients, juggling complex crew rosters and production details with consistent sense of calm and approachability.


Katie Boyts

Client Producer

Texan by birth and Australian by marriage, Katie is passionate about thought-provoking storytelling. She brought with her an eclectic professional background in social justice work, event management, and video production. As Client Producer, Katie takes time to understand clients’ business challenges and champions the voice of the client through all stages of production. Katie is currently on maternity leave and covered by our producer Dana Newell.

Dana Newell


Dana is an internationally-awarded director and producer for her short films that promote thought changing ideas.. With a hands-on, personal approach, Dana seeks out new project opportunities and client relationships, and wields her extensive knowledge of motion graphics and animation within Commoner’s workflow.

Kati McKoy


Kati turns her background in journalism and documentary field production to the subtle art of character sourcing for Commoner. Kati works closely with the creative team to brief and source talent from all walks of life to balance brand objectives with great story and a rock solid production approach. Her mix of deep relationship building and investigative journalism tactics has seen Kati turn this service into a pivot point for Commoner’s emotive storytelling approach.


Office Manager

With a nose for detail, Milton leaves no post it note unchewed. Sometimes called the great unifier, Milton leads each morning’s stand-up session with a rigorous routine of dog yoga. Forging strong bonds with clients, crew and staff alike, Milton is our go to source for quality dog time throughout the day.


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