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Paper Cranes is a multi award winning team of photographers and cinematographers specialising in creative storytelling. 

Our vision is simple, capturing your story in the most truthful, beautiful way possible that will hopefully inspire others like your selves. This vision has been cherished not only by our clients, but also by our team of photographers and film-makers because it gives us a purpose in doing our work. 

It all started back in 2008 through this one funny thing called “passion”. Ever since then, we have been telling real stories of people every opportunity we get. Our passion has also allowed us to travel to amazing destinations around the world telling beautiful stories of people and making lots of new friends along the way. In the past few years we have explored the opportunity to provide storytelling services for commercial clients such as Tourism Australia, Griffith University and Hireup to name a few. We are excited for what the future holds and we hope that you will be a part of our journey. Lets embrace the immense possibilities of how your own story can also inspire others and together we can change the world… one story at a time. 

Much love,

The Paper Cranes Team

  • Santo Widjaja

    SANTO
    WIDJAJA

  • Dewi Lie

    DEWI
    LIE

  • Ferry Lie

    FERRY
    LIE

  • SANTO WIDJAJA

    He always likes to tell stories but had never been really good at it. He would tell a joke and no one would laugh. He would tell an inspiring story and no one would feel encouraged.
    That was until he realised his gift of story telling, through film. This breakthrough has brought him to where he is today, someone who inspires others in many parts around the world through his work in Paper Cranes. Santo believes that great stories are like miracles. They are actually everywhere, you just need to look deeper. 

    DEWI LIE

    Dewi’s best quality is how she can make everyone love her so much. She loves pretty and meaningful things. Her love for styling and good taste in fashion has been the benefit for our couples because her input is always very valuable for a successful shoot. Her love for God has transformed her into someone who is filled with courage and strength to see Paper Cranes grow and change the world to be a better place. She is our “Mrs Paper Cranes”.

    FERRY LIE

    Ferry is the cleanfreak-hipster-eatalotnevergetfat-creative-photographer-cinematographer. He has a HUGE love for cinema. There is one day that he will never want to miss out on and that is the Oscar day. Ferry lives and breathes film, he is a regular cinema goer as well as watching creative ads on youtube where he finds his inspiration. So the next time you see him, you can ask what his favourite movie of all time is and see if you can guess it right.

  • Vedro El Citra

    VEDRO
    EL
    CITRA

  • Minhky Le

    MINHKY
    LE

  • Maria Axalan

    MARIA
    AXALAN

  • VEDRO EL CITRA

    High likeability factor is his gift. Determination is his strength. Destined for great things, he followed his heart to pursue his dreams; to tell stories that will change the world to be a better place. Vedro is a man with integrity that will do his absolute best in his craft in filming and editing... and he has the cutest smile for a guy...

    MINHKY LE

    Minhky, the youngest in the team, yet has certainly surpassed many expectations that might have been set upon him. He has grown so much the last few years into the mature person he is today. An energetic cinematographer that pushes boundaries with his creative shots and brave compositions. He is hardworking and a cheerful, but most of all, his biggest gift is how much he can get along with the people around him and to make sure everyone has the time of their life, not only captured but enjoyed at the same time.

    MARIA AXALAN

    Maria's biggest gift is her heart. She is not the type who sucks life out of you but rather the one that makes your life more meaningful. Maria loves to plan things and she does it really well. Our clients seems to think so as she helps them plan their wedding itinerary and give them suggestions. She is the kind of person that you really want to have around you. Yep, that actually sums it up pretty well.

  • Armin Awan

    ARMIN
    AWAN

  • Fibi Rusli

    FIBI
    RUSLI

  • Could it be you?

    COULD
    IT
    BE
    YOU?

  • ARMIN AWAN

    Not only he is quite good looking, Armin is the kind of guy who can just connect with anyone in a matter of seconds. He appreciates the little things as much as the big things. You have to get to know him to really appreciate his kind, genuine and humble heart. He is a solid film-maker that always finds new ways to grow and be inspired.

    FIBI RUSLI

    In any situation, Fibi seems to be able to find a way to smile and make everyone feel positive and at ease. One of her great traits is to encourage people and make people feel better inside with her spontaneous remarks and smiles. Her love for great design and beautiful photographs makes her the best candidate work on our clients photographs and design their wedding albums.

    COULD IT BE YOU?

    Interested in joining the Paper Cranes Family? 

    Email us at creative@papercranes.com.au

  • Santo Widjaja
    SANTO
    WIDJAJA

    SANTO WIDJAJA

    He always likes to tell stories but had never been really good at it. He would tell a joke and no one would laugh. He would tell an inspiring story and no one would feel encouraged.
    That was until he realised his gift of story telling, through film. This breakthrough has brought him to where he is today, someone who inspires others in many parts around the world through his work in Paper Cranes. Santo believes that great stories are like miracles. They are actually everywhere, you just need to look deeper. 
  • Dewi Lie
    DEWI
    LIE

    DEWI LIE

    Dewi’s best quality is how she can make everyone love her so much. She loves pretty and meaningful things. Her love for styling and good taste in fashion has been the benefit for our couples because her input is always very valuable for a successful shoot. Her love for God has transformed her into someone who is filled with courage and strength to see Paper Cranes grow and change the world to be a better place. She is our “Mrs Paper Cranes”.

  • Ferry Lie
    FERRY
    LIE

    FERRY LIE

    Ferry is the cleanfreak-hipster-eatalotnevergetfat-creative-photographer-cinematographer. He has a HUGE love for cinema. There is one day that he will never want to miss out on and that is the Oscar day. Ferry lives and breathes film, he is a regular cinema goer as well as watching creative ads on youtube where he finds his inspiration. So the next time you see him, you can ask what his favourite movie of all time is and see if you can guess it right.

  • Vedro El Citra
    VEDRO
    EL
    CITRA

    VEDRO EL CITRA

    High likeability factor is his gift. Determination is his strength. Destined for great things, he followed his heart to pursue his dreams; to tell stories that will change the world to be a better place. Vedro is a man with integrity that will do his absolute best in his craft in filming and editing... and he has the cutest smile for a guy...

  • Minhky Le
    MINHKY
    LE

    MINHKY LE

    Minhky, the youngest in the team, yet has certainly surpassed many expectations that might have been set upon him. He has grown so much the last few years into the mature person he is today. An energetic cinematographer that pushes boundaries with his creative shots and brave compositions. He is hardworking and a cheerful, but most of all, his biggest gift is how much he can get along with the people around him and to make sure everyone has the time of their life, not only captured but enjoyed at the same time.

  • Maria Axalan
    MARIA
    AXALAN

    MARIA AXALAN

    Maria's biggest gift is her heart. She is not the type who sucks life out of you but rather the one that makes your life more meaningful. Maria loves to plan things and she does it really well. Our clients seems to think so as she helps them plan their wedding itinerary and give them suggestions. She is the kind of person that you really want to have around you. Yep, that actually sums it up pretty well.

  • Armin Awan
    ARMIN
    AWAN

    ARMIN AWAN

    Not only he is quite good looking, Armin is the kind of guy who can just connect with anyone in a matter of seconds. He appreciates the little things as much as the big things. You have to get to know him to really appreciate his kind, genuine and humble heart. He is a solid film-maker that always finds new ways to grow and be inspired.

  • Fibi Rusli
    FIBI
    RUSLI

    FIBI RUSLI

    In any situation, Fibi seems to be able to find a way to smile and make everyone feel positive and at ease. One of her great traits is to encourage people and make people feel better inside with her spontaneous remarks and smiles. Her love for great design and beautiful photographs makes her the best candidate work on our clients photographs and design their wedding albums.

  • Could it be you?
    COULD
    IT
    BE
    YOU?

    COULD IT BE YOU?

    Interested in joining the Paper Cranes Family? 

    Email us at creative@papercranes.com.au

FAQ

All the who, what, where and when's can be obtained through our FAQ's

Q. What is your approach in telling a story?

A. At the core of it all, we are in business of telling stories in the most meaningful way possible. However not every story will be an emotive one, nor every story will be a fun and fast-paced one. It should naturally be like as if you are telling a particular story to someone. The way you tell the story will depend on the type of story itself. This is why we would take time to understand who is the story representing, what the story is about and why the story is so worth telling.

Q. Should I be focusing more on photography or film ?

A. Both has its own dimension and merits, we certainly enjoy doing both using the same method of storytelling. Bottom line, it should not be a choice of one or the other but one that complements each other.

Q. Where are you based?

A. We are based in Willoughby, Sydney but we have been commissioned to shoot both interstate and internationally.

Q. What is the arrangements to fly you to shoot our project?

A. We will quote our travel fees prior you signing the contract to make sure everything is transparent. In most cases we may need to hire extra gear in the destination city in which our quote will already include these fees. We will arrange all of our flights, accomodation and transport our selves.

Q. How do you go about using music in your work?

A. We use licensing companies to license our music for many different purposes including Streaming, External and Internal usage. Broadcast usage may incur extra charge.

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