This is the video that started Commoner

Over the last few months I’ve been working with Smith Journal on a new video offering for their delicious print magazine. Today I’m happy to share the first video born out of that collaboration (see above).

The Smokehouse was shot over 5 weeks, tracking author and all round pioneer Rohan Anderson as he built a log cabin smokehouse just outside of Melbourne. Rohan’s approach to life sets an inspiring example to the many thousands who follow his blog Whole Larder Love. He’s a man committed to forging a life less ordinary. Not just talking it, living it everyday.

He was a pleasure to work with, as were Smith, and we are totally chuffed to have had the chance to work on such an engaging project. Working with me behind the scenes on this film was my wife Monique, and friends George Husband and Aaron Cuthbert.

The release of this film also marks an exciting new chapter as I start to work under a new name for video production: Commoner.

Aaron and I have spent the last year working together on different projects, and Commoner is the name we’ve chosen to bring all our future projects under. The name speaks to the simplicity we aim for in our videos, concentrating on story before technology.

That’s probably about enough sell for one post. I hope you enjoy the video. Check out our new site at

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Thanks Dude. Yep, visiting for a job next week – but I will be down south the entire time unfortunately. Back to catch up in November, so book me in!

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