/Secret City

Offering a look behind the curtain of Australian politics, Secret City (2016) is a thriller-based television series, produced for Foxtel Australia by Matchbox Pictures.

Amidst rising tensions between China & the United States of America, Senior Political Journalist, Harriet Dunkley (Anna Torv), discovers a ‘secret city’ of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger – including her own. Working closely with Producer Joanna Werner, Director Emma Freeman and Cinematographer Mark Wareham, our post production team provided offline editorial facilities, grade, online, QC, deliverables and award-winning an opening title sequence.

“Finn Spencer makes exquisite titles that are meaningful, resonant and bear watching over and over”

Penny Chapman / Producer, Matchbox Pictures

Showcasing political and investigative drama at it’s finest, Secret City is a beautifully shot and graded series, polished by Senior Colourist, Dwaine Hyde. The series opens with titles designed by Creative Director Finnegan Spencer. Spencer delivered a suspense-filled title sequence which captured the cold, dark and twisted beauty of a foggy Canberra. These titles went on to win a PromaxBDA Awards for Best Program Title Design.

Penny Chapman, Secret City’s Producer from Matchbox Pictures notes “Finn Spencer makes exquisite titles that are meaningful, resonant and bear watching over and over. He and the Cutting Edge team are wonderful creative collaborators.”




Production Agency
Matchbox Pictures
Foxtel / SOHO
NBC Universal Television Distribution


Emma Freeman
Director of Photography
Ware Wareham
Joanna Werner
Penny Chapman


Post Production
Cutting Edge
Head of Post Production
Marcus Bolton
Post Producer
Jo Tankard
Post Supervisor
Colleen Clarke
Dwaine Hyde
Dwaine Hyde
Denise Haratzis


Online Editor
Jo Spillane
Sound House
Sonar Sound
Chroma media
Slate VFX
Title Design
Finnegan Spencer
QC & Deliverables
John Warneke
Media Operator
John Warneke