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STEEN REES BSc Hons (UNSW) - Producer

Steen started life as a microbiologist.

Steen has over 25 years of experience working as a photojournalist, humanitarian trainer and film maker both internationally and at home.

His extensive experience working in the hospital environment, going back to his days as a Scientific Officer working in pathology, provide the background for Live Surgery work in the current hospital environment.

Steen is an Expert Member of the Review Committee for the World Health Organisation Public Health Emergency Workforce Framework (PHEWF) to align all countries throughout the world in their approach to future disease outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics. 

Steen is also currently Video Producer for TotalBrain USA and The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry Advanced Training In The Psychotherapies.

Steen, in his role as Associate Trainer for RedR Australia, was a member of the Australian Government Ebola Predeployment Training Team in both Darwin and Manila, working with the WHO to prepare aid workers prior to their deployment to West Africa during the Ebola Outbreak.

Countries in which Steen has worked include UK, USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, Jordan, Bosnia, Croatia, Republika Srpska, Uganda, DR Congo, South Africa, China, India, The Philippines, Vanuatu and New Zealand.


JOHN MULDERS BA Communications

Writer/Producer, John Mulders has been making films since he was 15 years old. He started at home with family and holiday skits and soon moved to a community based production and training facility, Metro Television. Following was study at the AFTRS external courses, which led to several independent 16 mm productions.

John has also been involved in regional theatre for many years, working in the many facets of theatre production, especially directing and design.

During the 1990s, after completing a BA in Communication Studies (distinction), where he majored in Journalism, Media Studies and Media Production, John made films for community groups, ‘Tropfest’, and has credits with other short productions in the various roles of director, editor, and cinematographer. Concurrently, he was busy writing various scripts, from documentary treatments to screenplays.

As a founding member of `Live Surgery’, a leading company in the field of video conferencing and broadcasting of medical procedures, John and the team have held numerous live video and audio links in various sites in Australia and Asia, enabling Surgeons’ education at the highest level. However, John’s true love is still documentary production, and he has a passion for telling stories; whether historical, social, or of the natural world.


JOHN THOMSON BSc Dip ED - Technical Director

John is the tech brains behind Live Surgery . 

Filming a live surgery event requires a crew who are experienced in the operating theatre environment and who are fully aware of the ethical boundaries that transmitting such an event entails. We have been producing live surgery events for over 20 years and are arguably Australia’s most experienced  independent live surgery production crew.

Using state of the art technology, we connect endocams, microscopes, ultrasound, etc, as well as our proprietary boom mounted camera and tripod mounted cameras as required for your event.

Headset mounted radio microphones enable the surgeon to communicate directly, and with clarity, with the conference room moderator during the surgery.

We can also live stream the event to the world or to your own webpage

as well as record the production for future screenings or uploading to websites such as VuMedi.


Over the years we have produced events ranging from multi hospital satellite and microwave transmissions to small in house conferences.


Our regular clients include Cochlear Australia, Depuy Synthes, Stryker, Corin, Smith And Nephew, Johnson And Johnson, and many others.

Some of the many hospitals in which we have produced live surgery are:

Nepean Private Hospital

Nepean Public Hospital

Norwest Private Hospital

Westmead Private Hospital

St Lukes Private Hospital

St Vincent’s Private Hospital

St George Private Hospital

Prince Of Wales  Private Hospital

Prince Of wales Public Hospital

North Shore Private Hospital

The Mater Private Hospital

Delmar Hospital

Spring Hill Private Hospital QLD

John Flynn Private Hospital

Royal Perth Hospital

Sports Med Adelaide

Frankston Private Hospital

The Epworth

Royal Darwin Hospital

Huangzhou Hospital China

Hurstville Private Hospital

Wollongong Private Hospital

The San Private Hospital

Hawkesbury Private Hospital

The Hills Private Hospital

Macquarie University Hospital

Our team is dedicated to the provision of the highest standards in Live Surgical film production and transmission. Our experience working in diverse hospital and conference room environments is extensive. 

We are happy to provide a list of referees from our surgeon client list. Just click here:

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