The Lumi.Media story started in 2014 when an experienced screen content executive producer - Karen Dewey - was working with a large team on location making a TV series. Karen found herself frustrated by how hard it was for the team to distribute information, collaborate efficiently and hold the creative vision.
The team struggled to disseminate key decisions, directions and documents, with versions changing and messages losing clarity as they passed up and down the line. She saw time, money and resources being wasted as people were forced to work in silos, duplicating systems in each department. There had to be a better way!
Karen began to explore the options and had an idea. She teamed up with her brother Neil, a leading software architect with 30 years’ experience in secure systems and data management, and Lumi.Media was born.
Pioneer customers used words like "magic" to describe the Lumi effect on their productions. It quickly became clear there was potential to Lumify any high performance organisation with teams producing ongoing creative projects. This includes teams involved in screen production, broadcasting, talent management, sports, events and festivals.
"Communication industries are full of talented, resourceful and dedicated people and I'm excited about how Lumi can help them take their products to another level."
Karen Dewey, CEO and
"Our tech team are passionate about problem solving. It's been exciting to work with Karen and the creative team to "map out their brains" in our platform. It's been the most satisfying work of my career to deliver Lumi tools that make the jobs of people in creative industries easier and better. "
Neil Dewey, COO, Head of Design and Co-founder, Lumi.Media
What we believe
Lumi.Media believes in a world where high performance creative teams can harness clever technology to reach new heights of creativity and productivity, wherever and whenever they work.
Everything we do is founded on three core values:
We empower teams to be their best, together.
We build understanding through transparency, clear communication and context
We make clever technology that enhances creativity and productivity.
We empower teams to be their best, together: We believe that every member of the team has value and we strive to help everyone to be the best they can be, whenever they join the team, and from whichever location they work - home, office, on location, in a studio, or even at the beach.
We build understanding through transparency, clear communication and context: We are creative insiders who know the power of clarity in helping teams do more, think more and create more as they collaborate better and faster, together.
We make clever technology that enhances creativity and productivity: We know that clever technology can enhance editorial and production outcomes, but it needs to be flexible and seamless. It's in our DNA to support creative, field and production teams however they want to work and whatever they are making.
Karen is one of Australia's leading screen producers with experience in documentary, factual, entertainment and reality television. She has produced, created and supervised programs for all the Australian broadcasters - networks 9,10,7, the ABC and SBS. Karen is a skilled and innovative "showrunner" and systems leader. She is adept at managing big teams and tight deadlines and is a specialist in casting and development. Karen is passionate about the potential of the Lumi platform to help creative, event and screen production companies in Australia and around the world to work better together.
COO, Head of Design
Neil is an expert I.T. systems architect with over 35 years experience. He has successfully designed and built systems in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. In 1997 Neil founded Distillery Software where he built systems that are now in place at many of Australia’s Intelligence and Police agencies. Neil excels in building committed, motivated, development teams and is passionate about delivering tools to make the jobs of people in creative industries easier and better.
Head of User Experience
Lisa has extensive experience in content and screen production having played key roles on some of the most successful, and trying, projects globally. Married at First Sight, Survivor, The Voice, Big Brother and many other shows have benefited from her skills in casting, challenge, story and series production across reality, studio, live, talent, games, comedy and branded content. Her resume includes major names: Mojo, Endemol, ITV, Fremantle, Granada, Southern Star, Networks 7, 9 and 10 and Foxtel. At Lumi, Lisa will be driving our customer orchestration program bringing her deep industry knowledge to the table as she empowers our screen content, experience and casting users to work with great clarity, efficiency and focus.