After his third divorce, Murray was lonely and depressed — then he discovered life-size sex dolls. Eight years later, Murray says he has developed an emotional connection with the dolls that can’t easily be explained. As part of the ‪Story Hunters‬ Modern Love series, Murray spoke to Mike Clay. Shot...
Produced for the ABC's Story Hunters project, this video was viewed more than 1.1 million times on Facebook, with more than 18,000 shares. The online poll to vote for the next Aussie track to be signed by a local interpreter saw three thousand votes, with Courtney Barnett just pipping The...
Produced for The Project on Network Ten, Mike followed the journey of Pam Crosthwaite, as she prepares to undergo surgery to have a pacemaker installed in her chest. But this pacemaker won't keep her heart going. Instead, it will send an electrical charge deep into her brain, in the hope...
Australia has long had a love affair with cars ... Is it starting to change? Generation Y and younger people are turning away from car ownership ... and although generally we have more cars than ever before, we're driving them less. Mike Clay takes a look at whether we've hit...
South by Southwest has become one of the largest events on the music festival calendar. For artists and bands looking to make it in America, it's absolutely essential to be seen by the right people at this music showcase event. But with more than 2100 acts from all around the...
The girls say it’s an empowering experience and the bikini round is no longer included. So is the pageant feminist or old fashioned? And what does it take to win? Produced for the ABC's Story Hunters project, this two-episode story was shot, edited and produced by Mike.
It’s claimed as one of Australia’s most successful inventions and each year tens of millions of WiFi devices are sold worldwide. But what if short-range wireless broadband technology was harming your health? That’s the fear of a growing number of people who claim to have sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation. Mainstream...
It's no secret that the internet loves animal videos, with everyday pets becoming overnight stars and their owners reaping the rewards. But have you ever considered what the animals went through, to create that video? Mike Clay spent days watching YouTube researching this story.
Ever since the first abortion clinic in Australia opened in the early 1970s, the Fertility Control Clinic in Melbourne has been plagued by religious protesters. Now they're taking the local council to the Supreme Court to force them to deal with the nuisance outside the clinic gates. But protesters say...
Six-year-old Bailey and his imaginary friend Fox help us explore the hidden world of imaginary friends. Produced for The Project, this piece combined interviews and a profile with graphics and animation to render the internal world of Bailey and Fox.
The most unique school in Australia is threatened with closure. For the families who operate and run the travelling show, life on the showgrounds is often all they know. The National School for Travelling Show Children was in Rockhampton when Story Hunter Mike Clay caught up with them.