A team of working together to tell your story in a lasting way.

Our Story

For more than fifteen years we’ve been making exquisite, high-end milestone books for companies and businesses celebrating anniversaries. We produce corporate histories and films to mark an organisation’s milestones – everything from research to writing, editing to proofing, design and printing. Our books capture the history, stories and essence of your business, organisation or community.

And just like any other business, Hyphen has a story. And, like so many of the businesses we have gotten to know over the years, it began with a leap of faith.

At the time, Val was a primary school teacher winning over reluctant readers to the joys of a good book, while Neil had followed his passion for European football into a sports marketing role. When a fork in the road presented them with the chance to combine their passion for words and stories, they formed Bounce Books. In just a few years they had a thriving publishing business, an amazing creative team to work with, and a parade of clients with remarkable stories to tell. They plunged into those stories head-first, turning them into beautiful books that would hold those stories forever. Then in 2018, they rebranded the business, bringing in fresh expertise to include films and exhibits.

And just like that, Hyphen. Stories, well told was born.

Our Team

Our team has a passion for storytelling and our expertise covers research, writing, design, filmmaking, photography and project management. Let us tell your story in a way that resonates with your audience.

Val Montagnana-Wallace
Director and general manager.
Val is the co-founder, director and general manager of Hyphen, a storytelling company that helps organisations record their history through books, films and exhibitions.
Neil Montagnana-Wallace
Director of communications.
Neil has authored almost forty books, written and produced a full-length documentaries, along with short films. He also ran the business for more than a decade. These days, he is focused on writing.
Heather Maltman
Film producer and project manager.
Heather runs the film production side of the business along with managing a slate of book projects and Hyphen’s social media and online presence. She is really looking forward to working with you.
Jenni Kauppi
In-house editor and proofreader.
Jenni is Hyphen's in-house editor and proofreader. She also oversees our team of writers and proofreaders, ensuring that your story is crafted with precisely the right words.
Rairu Rebolledo
Lead designer.
Rai is the lead designer and art director at Hyphen. As a multidisciplinary designer, she translates your story into visuals across print, digital, or film formats.
Claudia Piggott
Junior project manager.
Claudia serves as our production expert and junior project manager. She ensures seamless communication and oversees all production details to ensure nothing is overlooked.
Nicolas Brasch
Jacqui Ross
Jessica Atkinson
Mark Harrison
Taras Mohamed
Lola Black
Moral support and chip thief.

Our Impact

We care about the planet we live on and we’re trying to make it better, one project at a time. Our book projects are printed locally whenever possible, and we prioritise working with printers that offset their carbon footprint. All our books are printed on FSC paper with soy-based inks.