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Serge Ou

Serge was born in Geneva, his parents are of French, Armenian, Chinese and Russian background; he was educated in the United States before settling in Australia. Serge and business partner Michael Tear met at the University of Canberra, where Serge graduated in creative writing. The pair founded Bearcage Productions on completion of their studies.

Serge has a diverse and successful career as a director and has received many awards for his work. Most recently, Serge completed directing the 90 minute feature documentary The Digger (2011, History Channel) which premiered on ANZAC Day 2011. Serge has also directed the series As Australian As (2010, Bio Channel) and Blessed Mary: A Saint for All Australians (2010, History Channel) the highest rating program on the channel for 2010 and short-listed for a TV Week Logie Award. Serge's documentary For Valour (2009, History Channel) was also the highest rating show on the channel in the year of broadcast and received outstanding reviews nationally. Other work in documentary includes Icons (2007, Bio Channel) and the $1.5m multi-media theatre experience Circa for the National Museum of Australia.

Serge's commercial experience includes work for leading brands, ActewAGL, TransACT, Advil, Dimetapp, Mortgage Choice, Moove, Finish and Loctite.

Serge is a gifted drama director as the re-enacted scenes in his documentary work and numerous award winning short dramas demonstrate. The short film Shockwaves (2008) was selected in Official Competition in the Tampere, Boston, St Kilda and Revelations International Film Festivals and was nominated for 4 awards including best film and best director at the St Kilda Film Festival.



This portrait of the archetypal Australian soldier is presented by historian and actor, Neil Pigot, as he visits the sites of historic battles in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, to hear stories of heroes, larrikins, typical Aussie “blokes” and mates...


FRAMED is about our fascination with faces. It’s about portraits. But what is a portrait? Of course it’s the famous painting on the gallery wall and the notorious candidate for the Archibald Prize...


"Sharp graphics and lovely cinematography, succinct talking heads, and Doyle's lovely turn of phrase, all combine to make this a really engaging journey" - Melinda Houston, Canberra Times, 28 July 2013 ---------------------------------------------- The six episodes of BUILDING AUSTRALIA explore the history of our houses...


The selection of more than 200 artworks for the Australia exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts was not without controversy...