Winner of the AFC/SBS pitching competition at the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in 2007, Taxi School is a quirky, observational documentary series about some of the people behind the faces in the mirror of the next taxi you hail.
Eight ordinary people have been given a million dollars, a fortnight of intensive training and two months to run their own hedge fund. With just a couple of weeks to go, the gap between those who are trading well and those who are not widens, and Lex Van Dam takes decisive action against the weakest in the group. By close of trading on the final day just three traders are left, but will they manage to make Lex a profit?
This week, the eight novice city traders struggle to ride the storm as stock markets around the world go haywire. Some of them take big risks, and others lose their nerve in spectacular fashion.
In the three-part documentary series, Million Dollar Traders eight ordinary people are given a million dollars, a fortnight of intensive training and two months to run their own hedge fund. Can they make a killing?
Highlights of final episode from WCF
Willie is working hard to fulfil a large order placed by Selfridges department store. But will his enthusiasm to throw an opening party at the factory get in the way of production and potentially delay his in-store launch?
For a generation of Australians, Fletcher Jones was a household name; the founder of one of the most successful clothing companies in the nation's history. This is the story of how a shell-shocked World War I veteran, who left school at 12, took to the road as a hawker and ended up building a national icon.
On tonight's episode, Willie's Devon based chocolate factory is up and running with the arrival of his final piece of equipment from Spain. Unfortunately an accident with a forklift delays its installation significantly, maybe even permanently. Willie's luck isn't all bad though as his friend and legendary chef, Marco Pierre While gives his chocolate some positive feedback and puts it straight on the menu at his Yew Tree pub.
After deciding on the location, Joe and Anna ask Karen, their real estate agent, to join their team as her help has been invaluable. It seems they are well on their way to realising their dream.
The average American family today carries 10 credit cards. Credit card debt and personal bankruptcies are now at an all time high. With no legal limit on the amount of interest or fees that can be charged, credit cards have become the most profitable sector of the American banking industry, more than $30 billion in profits last year alone. We examine how the credit card industry became so pervasive, so lucrative, and so powerful.
A documentary mini-series about an office full of young Indian workers and the American and Indian executives teaching them what it means to be professionals. Set in an American-owned company in India, which does highly confidential support work for the world's top law firms, consultancies, and investment banks, this is a rare and comic look at the strange new world of cross-cultural corporate training and at the lifestyles of young urban professionals in a conservative South Indian city. This is a company on a mission, spreading American corporate culture one manager at a time.
After a successful harvest in Venezuela, Willie begins to process his cocoa back home in his Devon chocolate factory. But progress comes to a grinding halt when Willie receives some challenging feedback from Britain's top chocolatier, William Curley.
After a 36 hour journey, Joe and Anna arrive at the airport in San Jose, Costa Rica. They head straight to the house of friend and eco-tour planner Sarah-Joy, and her Costa Rican partner Julio, who have offered to host them for their first few days in the country at their cottage in the rainforest.
A potentially disastrous accident at CCR's ageing South Australian copper mine highlights the need for its urgent upgrade and also to find new copper.
Alan Khan migrated to Australia from Bangladesh in the 1970s. He came to Australia to get a pilot's licence and stayed to become the 'king' of Sydney's wedding photographers. Alan is charming, egotistical, charismatic and a cutthroat businessman.
A four-part documentary series about an office full of young Indian workers and the American and Indian executives teaching them what it means to be professionals. Set in an American-owned company in Chennai, India, which does highly confidential support work for the world's top law firms, consultancies, and investment banks, the documentary offers a rare and comic look at the strange new world of cross-cultural corporate training and at the lifestyles of young urban professionals in a conservative South Indian city. This is a company on a mission, spreading American corporate culture one manager at a time.
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