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Sam Meehan is an Australian film producer, camera person, didgeridoo creator and timber artist, painter and entertainment coordinator...

Sam Mehan has worked in film for over fifteen years producing short films, documentaries, commercials and music video clips under the name Banana Jam Productions.

Sam Mehan is the co-creator of the world renowned Newcastle Back Packers by the Beach, creating many adventure tours for Australia’s back packer crews.

Sam has co-organised events including large Dance Parties in New Zealand.

Sam Mehan is an Australian film producer and has worked alongside Film Industry Professionals  including Darlene Johnston (Rabbit proof fence, From Sand to Celluloid, Stolen Generations), Gary Phillips (Candy, the crocodile hunter: collision course, Feeling sexy), Matt Enfield (Thunderstruck, disappearance, farscape) and John O’Connor (Lethal Weapon 3).

He has worked extensively with indigenous Australian's in both NSW and the Northern Territory, including the 'Are You Responsible Campaign' with the Forster Tuncurry Community Drug Action Team. Sam Mehan from Banana Jam Productions oversaw the advertisement of the production.

Local young people who were involved in developing the concept and acting in the production included: Tara Steele, Des Donnelly, Stephen Nicolaou, Stacey Dunk, Tyler Nicolaou, Michael Borg, Andrew Mifsud, Kenny Parker, Sean Chapman, Alison Tibbett, Anna Leming, Melissa Parker, Matt Smith, Peter Stubbs and Rebecca Butcher.

Metro screen competition ' Your Shout ' Youth Action Team at Taree

Safe community for children 'Mission Australia' using Ian Sandercoe song Reign.

Didgeridoo's hand created by Sam Mehan from timbers collected with Bill Harney an Elder of the Wadarman People, Bloodwood and Wooli-butts, djalu (master yirdaki). Yidumduma. Bill Harney is recognised throughout the world as a respected artist. He is a Master Storyteller, Songman, Didjeridoo Player/Maker, Painter, and Writer.  All his art forms have the deepest roots in the celebration of his Wardaman Aboriginal heritage and his unique ability to “walk in both worlds” and communicate the joy of his culture to a global audience.

Sam Mehan's paintings are a description of the way he see's energy and life. The use of 'Dot Art' is a style he was taught by Serge Morcombe a distinguished Biripi artist from the Taree area. The Contemporary style of painting depict the energy and connections he has with Aboriginal Culture from within. Permission has been given to Sam to paint in the style he does by the Elders of the Aboriginal People he has spent significant time with, namely the Biripi, Wardaman and Jawoyn People. The stories within the Paintings are sams own travels, experiences, lessons, growth and ways he sees life.

Sam Mehan co-edited the music clip Rescue Me by Ian Sandercoe in Ballarat Australia. In July 2008 Sam and Ian Sandercoe filmed the video clip Change In Mood on Crowdy Beach at 5am. The film was edited by Sam and Ian in two days and mastered within a week.


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Sam & Lotara