When disaster strikes creating an emergency situation, clearly defined roles of command and control are essential to dealing with the challenges and saving lives.

In the NSW rail system, the ‘Rail Commander’ is the most senior person on-site at an emergency, co-ordinating all aspects of the incident from an agency perspective. This includes key safety considerations such as over-head power and access/egress routes onto the site, as well as a solid understanding of train infrastructure and rolling-stock.

This video was created as an inter-agency communications piece, to demonstrate the value of this position in supporting emergency services. It was developed in response to the coroner’s report into the Waterfall Train Disaster.

Through a challenging night shoot we recreated a dramatic scenario involving de-railing a train, craning a pre-smashed car onto the tracks and working with countless stakeholders to deliver a powerful piece of communication.


Corporate Films
for RailCorp


Production Management
Location Scouting and
Stills Photography