We make bespoke websites, apps and platforms, often for showbiz types. We’re also experienced content makers and can produce all the words, videos and social media shenanigans you’ll need to get your ‘thing’ out there.
We treat content and technology as equals.
Founded in Fitzroy, Australia in 2009, Fidget Friend was born when a Technical Architect and TV Producer met in a crowded bar.
Since then we have worked with Token Artists, Chris Lilley, Spicks & Specks, Rove LA, Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight, Creative Rep, Bogan Entertainment, The Picture Tank, Social Studio and Studio Ish (Know Risk & Utopia Girls).
Currently we are collaborating on projects with Australian Prostate Cancer Research, Studio Ish and Penguin Australia.
It’s important for us to tell you a little about how we work because we’re finding that our method is becoming ‘our thing’.
Our clients will tell you that we’re good listeners.
We work agile, but we also believe in well-defined specifications - we spend a good amount of time getting to know your needs and then we burrow away and brainstorm the best way we can work to your requirements.
We use small, crack, local teams.
Our networks are extensive and super-specialist, from creative agencies to video production houses.
We like to work smart and keep things real from go to whoah. Specialist, thoughtful, beautiful work that is priced at your budget and delivered to your timeline.
We love our work and we love making products.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.
Our team is currently based in two locations - at the wonderfully breezy co-working space, Inspire9 in Richmond, Victoria, Australia and in sunny Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Level 1, 41 Stewart Street
Richmond, VIC 3121
VUI.TV is your one stop source for video online. This is a heartfelt partnership with Studio Ish, for which Simon is the one and only developer. VUI helps you can organise your videos by creating and sharing playlists according to your interests.
FF built a custom artist management website for Token. FF managed UX & development and Small Studio designed. Like Creative Rep, Token Artists has a thrillingly easy CMS (Content Management System) – meaning that they can manage their own site with minimum intervention from us. The site has an extensive profile module – where managers can add as much or as little content about their artists as required. There is also a smart events booking system, selling show tickets straight from the profile and the site.
Fidget Friend worked closely with Creative Rep to design and build a brand new website for their business that would allow them to showcase their clients with much more media, ease and pizazz! Using Wordpress as a starting point, we built a CMS so easy to use, your Granny would be OK with it! It features a fully customisable profile page for each client; where they can display CV & bio info, as well as their latest photos, showreels, voice examples and social media links.
Fidget Friend built and designed this site for the Spicks and Specks National Tour using Wordpress. It features design elements from the poster campaign, a news feed, show info, tour info and also a cast & crew page.
Fidget Friend built the new rove.tv website for Rove’s Foxtel show, Rove LA. Rove.tv is the complete viewing channel for the American audience, built using the Tumblr platform. FF designed and developed a custom Tumblr theme for the show and used some tech wizardry to integrate a geo-blocked HTML5 video player, which only allow viewing from the states (the show airs on Fox8 in Australia, NZ and the UK). We also managed the weekly content uploads.
Fidget Friend built a new platform for chrisliley.com using the Tumblr platform. Simon used some serious tech-wizardry to allow Tumblr to operate multiple pages under one account - ensuring that Chris’ characters could all have their own place under the one banner. We worked with Tim Costello (design) and Lauren Farmer (Project Manager) on this project.
Prostate Online is a ground-breaking, world-first online portal that helps men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer manage their treatments, access specialists and find the latest up to date information in one trusted place. FF is proud to be leading the technical development and advising on the video production for this site. Australian Prostate Cancer Research are our client.
Renae worked with Adam Hills and the ABC to produce the social media and technology segments for AHIGST (on-air), she also produced the online strategy for the show’s Twitter & Facebook pages.