More about EJ
I’ve worked in several industries throughout my life, but producing great stories is closest to my heart. To talk to different people and get a sense of their world and share their story is of utmost importance to me.
I love finding the greatness in people and their lives and presenting it in a way that challenges and inspires others.
My love of creating stories has segued into producing, presenting, writing, and marketing and advertising. I have always found it necessary to find the truth and portray a story in the most meaningful way. It was for this reason that I started a production company, and now own and operate EJ Garrett Productions with the same goal.
My first television presenting position came almost by luck. A friend was producing a series called The Murri Minute, and asked me to join him on a trip that involved producing positive human interest stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities about their culture and experiences. I jumped at the chance and loved every moment of travelling around the state, meeting new people, and portraying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in a positive way. These documentary style segments cemented my already strong passion for connection to my culture and heritage.
Long before I started in film and production, I worked in various labour jobs and management jobs.
One of my fondest memories is working with my uncle out in the bush when I was 15. He wasn’t a man of many words, and I wasn’t one to carry the conversation at that time, but it was a precious time. He didn’t need many words to communicate. We had a mutual respect and we enjoyed working together. It was then that I learnt how to work hard, how to respect those around you, and how to be a man. In my mind, no other workplace culture could compare.
When I worked at Stanwell Corporation later on, my boss Ted Scott, had the philosophy of “humanity in the workplace”. He nurtured his employees and provided such a positive workplace vibe and culture.
He strengthened my belief in myself and that once we have a better understanding of ourselves, we can then have a deeper understanding and connection with others. My experience with my uncle, and my time at Stanwell has instilled great values within me.
I believe that as a individual, small business owner or manager you must believe in yourself and you have to provide the right culture and support for the people you work with.
With this mentality, I went on to run accredited training programs, partnering with RTOs, and managing community support programs.
I love seeing people aim higher and achieve success in their work and life.
It is for this reason, that I love creating documentaries for people that truly capture their essence. I teach others my skill, so they can tell their story and brand themselves properly. Today’s world is all about Brand You, and I help people create their brand with authenticity, a value that is timeless. My love of storytelling and passing on wisdom will always remain.