Our Bizniss

Our Bizniss was formed in 1998. It is renown for fostering long term truly unique working relationships based on creativity, mutual respect, trust, and lots of fun and laughter.

Each project attracts different teams that have included DOP Roger Dowling, Writer/Producer/Director, Tracy Riddiford, Director and Cameraperson, Sieh Mchawala, IT and App Development Specialist, Graeme Kennelly, Writer/Producer/Animator, Fiona Percival, award winning Editor, David Banbury and many more.

Cathy Beitz is the sole director of ourBizniss. 

Cathy is an Arts graduate of Griffith University. Early in her career Cathy was the executive producer/producer of Queensland’s first locally made tele-movie, 'Madness of Two'.

Moving to the United States in 1984, she spent 12 years producing and directing retail commercials and corporate videos. Many of them won awards including the 1989 Gold Effie for the (statistically) most effective television commercial in America. Next opportunity was directing the award winning documentary, 'They Called Me Kathy', the story of Katharine Hepburn's childhood in Connecticut for the PBS network. She went on to make her mark merging investigative journalism into a corporate communication format in a series of groundbreaking productions. These films were produced in association with The Harvard Business School and Fortune 500 companies.

After returning to Australia, Cathy made several documentaries for television, including co-producing two one hour films for Channel 4 in the UK and producing a seven part series on Great Australian Train Journeys for Banksia Productions and PBS Network in the US.

Since creating Our Bizniss (and its subsidiary Vida Films) Cathy has produced two broadcast documentaries and over 30 dramatised educational programs.