Zach Manford is studying a Bachelor of Multimedia at Griffith University’s Nathan campus in Brisbane. He wants to get into advertising after graduation, but his biggest passion is for film. On the holidays, he’s able to indulge this hobby, often creating short films with friends completely from scratch, and submitting them to competitions.
Living in a fairly small share-house in Eight Mile Plains, his film hobby has been difficult to sustain. With camera equipment, textbooks, props and parts of sets, his housemates were getting a little annoyed as they struggled for room. But then a friend suggested he look into hiring a storage unit.
“To be honest, at first I thought it was fairly implausible,” Zach said.
“I thought I couldn’t afford self storage. And considering it’s not even related to my studies, I felt like it would be kind of a waste.”
When his friends heard about it, they jumped on board. Having a storage space in which they could store their film equipment was a fantastic idea. Once they pooled their resources, Zach realised it just might work.
“Then we found Preston Storage, and saw how cheap their storage facilities were,” Zach said.
“The storage unit was the perfect solution. Price was my main concern. Once the others were in, putting in the money, and with Preston’s cheap prices, it all just came together.”
“Now we use the storage unit for everything. Props, costumes – we’ve even used it as a set once. It’s been great.”