The Team


Aaron Rocca

Director / Lead Producer

Aaron is a walking, talking encyclopaedia of Melbourne cafes, restaurants and anything with ‘gastro’ on its Zomato page. If you let him, he’ll regale you with stories about where ‘x’ café sources its distinctive, signature cheese (hint: it’s from a family-owned dairy farm in Bulgaria where the grandmother only milks the cows during a full moon because it helps the creaminess or something). But yeah, Aaron’s actually a really good Producer…don’t tell him I said that.

Evan Karas

Director

Evan is the best person in the whole wide world and I’m not just saying that because he pays me. It’s hard to find the words that describe Evan’s beauty, both externally and internally (and I won’t try because it’s above my pay-grade). But in all seriousness, Evan’s accomplishments are vast and tedious to type out – he’s been in advertising so long you’d think he must either be a vampire to look so young, or has a magical ring that some Hobbits are trying to destroy (actually, that explains the fellowship that came looking for him).

Olivia Boyd

Producer

Liv is the youngest member of Tempeh, meaning she knows what the Kardashian-Jenners are up to and I don’t. After studying at RMIT, Liv had a stint in Account Management but soon found her calling in Production. Liv says she always cries watching Cheaper By The Dozen (I’ve never seen it, but I have seen 12 Angry Men, which is #8 on IMDB so…you know). Liv is also known to give her pipes a bit of a workout at karaoke with some Mariah Carey (10/10 would recommend).

Leigh Cooke

Editor

Leigh tells me he has never been in trouble with the law. If there’s two things Leigh knows, it’s video editing and wearing the hell out of a baseball cap (and he’s never mixed the two up…except that one time). Leigh actually grew up 1km from me but our paths never crossed, which is probably for the best, since it would have changed the entire space-time continuum and I probably wouldn’t be writing this bio. Did I mention he’s really good at video editing? I think I did.

Kim Melvin

Creative

Kim’s a total nerd with like 4 degrees, but the most important is her scuba-diving license accreditation from Shillington College of Witchcraft and Design. Doing designer stuff and Art Director stuff for over 3 years now, Kim knows how to kern a headline, compliment people on colour coordinating their outfits (I get this daily because I’m a #fashionista) and push pixels to within an inch of their lives.

Ryland Summers

Creative

Ryland’s life goal is to be mistaken for Forest Gump in that scene where he runs across America (that, or Jesus in that Bible scene where he runs across America).  Always on hand to make a tired pun, obscure TV reference or bore you with his opinions on Star Wars, Ryland occasionally writes genuinely (half decent, let’s not get ahead of ourselves) copy, scripts and robustly worded letters to the casts of now-cancelled 90s television shows (looking at you Agro’s Cartoon Connection).