Caleb Plumridge

Founder and Director

Born and bred local, there's no place like Geelong for Caleb. His film career started with shooting car chases in the backyard with a paddock bomb. In 2014 Caleb dove head first into full time film production, founding Escape Shift Film. Today, Caleb is driven to direct motivating and remarkable film experiences.

  • Believes no rock band has reached the dizzying heights of Powderfinger
  • Addicted (some would say scarily so) to the West Wing
  • Did we mention he's mad about Geelong?

James Duggan


Growing up on the South Coast of NSW, James dedicated his teen years to making short films with friends in the backyard. At 18 he made the move to Melbourne, picking up an Associate Degree of Screen and Media Production and continuing to hone his craft.

  • Collector of Vinyl
  • Breaking Bad tragic
  • Maintains that his favourite band, Weezer, is the worst band of all time (make sense of that...)

Our values actually mean something to us. Here they are.


A message without a story is like a song without a lyric. It’s there, but where is the connection?¬†Life without story is empty. Brands without story are fragile.

Finding the story is what we do. A story which connects, relates, challenges, pulls and pushes.


We know it can be scary trusting a studio to handle your brand with care. We’ve all heard the horror stories. Our approach is to understand you before we understand the project.

The priorities of our clients are ours also. We’ll bring our best to the table, but never at the cost of the brief.


Life wouldn’t be much fun without purpose would it? Our desire is to improve, to learn, to better ourselves always.

Our guarantee: Dedication to our craft.

If you’re sitting on a great idea, we’d love to hear it. Let’s throw it around and see where we land. You never know the path we could be lead down with one conversation.