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 Clipo is a Melbourne-based production company operating on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation.


At the heart of every great initiative are human stories waiting to be discovered

We combine a creative agency's strategic insight with a production company's cinematic and storytelling prowess.


Our production teams have their roots in photography, the arts, documentaries and social impact projects.  We strive to produce visually rich, authentic and interesting content for people and organisations doing good things, ultimately contributing to positive social change through the production of quality content.

Apart from sounding super cute, clipo stands for: Collaboration, Longevity, Intrigue, Process and Openness.

Our Story

In 2007 partners in life and business, John Sones and Tamsin Sharp travelled to India. They bought home a Tibetan Singing Bowl and fell in love with its unique and transcendent sound. The next day, they started Singing Bowl Media, a video production agency with a social change focus.


500+ productions and 100+ clients later, they emerged from a dark pandemic cocoon and discovered bright new colours. That's when clipo was born!  With new wings, a new vision, and a wide range of industry contacts, they are ready to take their experiences to the next level.


Tamsin Sharp - Co-Founder | Creative Director

Tamsin is a highly experienced screen media creator and award-winning filmmaker with over 20 years in the industry. Throughout her career, she has directed and edited a wide variety of screen works for a diverse range of clients, platforms, communities, and audiences. Her focus is on creating impactful stories that challenge stereotypes, promote social change, and effectively communicate the message of different programs. Tamsin is known for her collaborative approach to Directing and her ability to craft emotionally compelling narratives that resonate with audiences. Whether working independently or leading large teams, she is dedicated to bringing a sensitive and heartfelt perspective to her projects, from the initial vision all the way through to the final delivery. 


John Sones - Co-Founder | Lead Producer

In 2000, John made the life-changing decision to leave Northern Ireland and start a new chapter in Australia. Although he initially worked as a financial analyst, he soon realized that his true passion lay in travel photography. His talent was quickly recognised, and he was soon represented by Lonely Planet Images. As he delved deeper into the world of visual storytelling, John expanded his skills to become a producer, combining his love for photography with production management. As the Co-Founder of Clipo, he has spent the last 15 years taking great pride in producing hundreds of videos, managing budgets, organising shoots, and ensuring complete client satisfaction.

Tamsin Sharp, Co-Founder

"I love the diversity of our work. We get to meet really interesting humans and gain an insight into many different worlds.  I also really like the fact we get to create work that can impact how people see the world and each other."

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John Sones - Co-Founder

"As a producer, I strive toward collaboration and longevity, focusing on sustainable processes, and using innovative technology. I also believe the process is just as important as delivering quality results."

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