A Sydney-based video production and creative collective.

Reviews

Clients and peers share testimonials about No Pool’s director, Ben Hasic.

“There is no one who gets a brief quite like Ben in our eyes. He nails it every time, efficiently and on-brand. Not only that- but he is the kindest, compassionate most honest guy you will come across.  Any brand or client would be lucky to work with Ben and we would recommend him in a heart beat.”
Krystal Barter, Founder of Pink Hope Community

“Ben is one of a kind! A truly, talented and dedicated professional who has boundless energy, compassion and empathy. Ben has produced a number of high quality videos for our Foundation.. He is an amazing story teller and has written, produced and directed the most amazing and outstanding docos for us. Ben’s videos are so compelling that they recently helped us raise in excess of $2m at two fundraising events. I am looking forward to working on the next masterpiece with Ben.”
Nelune Rajapakse OAM, Founder & Chair of The NELUNE Foundation

“As an experienced DP, I work with directors at every level in every field of video production. Ben really is a standout in this field – one of the enlightened few that actually, properly, ‘get it’. The many shoots I’ve done with Ben were efficient, interesting, and collaborative – while layered with his excellent sense of humour, and an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things nerdy and geek (especially cameras). He recognises experience and plans accordingly – we shoot the right amount of material, with as much production value as possible, all designed to fulfil the client brief – and then some. Personally I can give no higher recommendation than to say I would not hesitate to work with Ben on any kind of project, anywhere. I commend his services to you.”
Andrew McClymont, Director of Photography

“Love working with Ben. He always has my back. He always delivered on time and on budget as well as making beautiful content. He is flexible, patient and collaborative which made my life so much easier when working to crazy deadlines.”
Laura Ware, Strategic Partnerships Manager, SingTel Optus

“Ben is a pleasure to work with; he’s intuitive, highly professional, very strategic and consistently produces a high quality and creative product. I have recommended and will continue to recommend Ben to anyone. He combines expertise and experience with a lovely nature – and he always goes over and above what is required.”
Tim Bradley, Cinematographer, Mindseye Films

“I have worked with Ben Hasic and No Pool for no less than six years and have no hesitations about recommending him for all your production needs. As a producer, Ben is thorough, thoughtful and always works hard with his crew to produce top quality work with minimal fuss. I can also say unreservedly that Ben is simply one of the most genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He runs a calm, productive set and always makes sure his clients and crew are taken good care of. If you would like a smooth, professional production process and a grade A final product, talk to Ben.”
Daniel Christie, Director of Photography, DJam Productions

“Ben is an extremely talented director / producer whom I’ve had the pleasure to work with over a 2 yr period. Despite the demands of an extremely busy workplace Ben always exudes a calm manner which clearly steadies the ship and his crew. Apart from the fact that he is great company, I’ve always found working with Ben a rewarding experience. He has that rare quality for people in his position, ie. to listen as well as to delegate. In this way he and I have gotten the best out of the projects we work on, and it’s the putting aside of his ego that ensures the best result. I look forward to many more such experiences with Ben in the future.”
Steve Shanahan, Voice Actor/Actor/Writer, RMK Management

“Working with Ben as Director is always a joy. His intensive technical background means that he knows exactly what is needed back in edit and as such his shoots are always highly organised and very time efficient. Ben also has the skill of bringing together highly cohesive teams to get the job done professionally and makes the process very enjoyable. I always look forward to working on projects with him and know that as a crew we will be in good hands!”
Chris McCallum, Audio Engineer, Soundo

“Ben has been my director on the Optus Gurus project since late 2012. From the first time he directed me, he has consistently created a comfortable and smooth environment on set. Ben is an excellent director, he is always thoroughly prepared, engaging and productive with everyone on set and he has a calm and warm nature. I always enjoy working with Ben and can’t speak highly enough of him.”
Ben Tate, Voice Actor/Actor/Presenter, RMK Management

“Ben’s a talented video producer and director who creatively approaches his projects with professionalism and to high standards, even against tight deadlines. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him over the past year on numerous shoots and video edits and appreciate the way he conceptualises briefs and brings them to life in unique and impactful ways. I’d definitely recommend his creative services for future multimedia work.”
Ashleigh Smith, Corporate Communications, SingTel Optus

“Ben is an inspiring creative who continually thinks big picture and is truly passionate about producing great work. He has extensive knowledge of professional production equipment as well as software, and posses a keen eye for all aspects of film production, from music videos, short films, corporate videos and TVC’s. He is a true team player that always strives to go the extra mile with the ability to lead and inspire.”
Jilvan Mohammadi, Senior Editor, Brightworks 

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