About Us

As documentary filmmakers and digital natives, Periscope Pictures are driven to explore factual storytelling across platforms.  The Perth based documentary and factual production company is known for their feature length documentary Hunter: For the Record, which was the largest crowdfunded project ever undertaken in W.A., and which won the 2013 WA Screen Award for best Feature documentary. The team subsequently produced an episode of the Art X West series (ABC Arts), as well as a half hour broadcast documentary Candidate Games (ABC2), and have now produced their first interactive documentary Beneath the Waves (ScreenWest, W.A. Museum). We are currently in production on a 6 x 10 min iView series called Shock Art (ABC Arts).

Our Approach

Millions of stories are happening around us, all waiting to be told. Periscope believes in bringing real stories to life, in meaningful, entertaining and innovative ways. We are always open to hearing new documentary ideas so please feel free to send us an email with details of your idea.


Karin Lutz | Alice Ross | Sam Field

The Team

Sam Field is a shooting director specialising in broadcast documentary as well as interactive and factual. In 2016 Sam directed Candidate Games, a half hour documentary for ABC2, as well as the interactive documentary Beneath The Waves (ScreenWest / WA Museum), which won the W.A Screen Award for Best interactive Production. Recently Sam has worked as a director for UK factual production house WAG TV on a range of international broadcast series, such as the What on Earth and How Do They Do It? series. In 2013 his ‘crowd funded’ feature documentary Hunter: For The Record won Best Feature Documentary at the WA Screen Awards (2013), and Sam also has experience in commercial television after working as a Field Producer for Dancing With the Stars (2008 – 2010).

Alice Ross has held production roles on The Discovery Channel series Railroad Australia, National Geographic’s series Life on the Edge, SBS online documentary project Detention Centre, and The Rottnest Channel Swim for German broadcaster ARD. Alice’s debut feature documentary, Hunter: For The Record, was awarded the WA Screen Award for Best Feature Documentary in 2013. Alice was then commissioned by ABC Arts to produce an artist profile film on Pilar Mata Dupont as part of the Art X West series and the half hour documentary, Candidate Games as part of the Opening Shots series broadcast on ABC2, which was nominated for two ATOM awards and a WA Screen Award. Alice also produced Beneath the Waves a marine science interactive documentary with the WA Museum and ScreenWest, launching May 2016. The project won Best Interactive Project at the WA Screen Awards 2016. In 2014 Alice was selected for the Australian Screen Producers’ Ones to Watch program and the 2015  and 2016 Emerging Producer Program with ScreenWest.

Karin Lutz  has lived in the Sultanate of Oman, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Brunei, Norway, The Netherlands, Finland, Germany and now resides in Perth, Western Australia. She has travelled the jungles of South East Asia, visited the Dayak tribes in the remote jungles of Borneo, climbed the Mount Kota Kinabalu in Sarawak, spent days in a Wadi in the Arabian desert with local Omanis living solely off dates, was almost kidnapped with her kids by Kashmiri soldiers at the foot of Mount Everest and experienced minus 40 degrees at Father Christmas’s home village in Lapland. Through all of this, Karin always has developed a passion for telling stories, about people, their lives, their religion and their cultures.