Having a diamond day

Early starts for the necessary pastries, before a lovely day with crew and clients on set for a few diamond pasta TVCs. That’s our lovely director Laura Sargisson being well looked after, poolside, by Chris Ruane, and crack camera team of Bevan Crothers with able assistance from Niki Winer.

Auckland revealed....

A beautiful reveal of some of the best spots for a couple to experience in our home town of Auckland. Photographed by Todd Eyre for ATEED, and proudly produced by us!

Kids, Toys and Parks

Some behind the scenes with our great friends at Kaleidoscope for DDB and the Warehouse’s Big Toy Month. Lovely words from our client at the Warehouse - totally deserved by the amazing team on set!

I just want to say a HUGE thank you to all of you for the filming day of Big Toys on Friday 1 June.

I am so impressed by the team and the various suppliers and collaborators. On the day, the actors, the film crew, stylists and the caterers were so generous, kind and incredibly professional. Without a doubt, one of the best film sets for a commercial I’ve ever attended. Thank you!

So excited to see the edit and how this translates across the various media.


City Lights

Finals from our shoot with Todd Eyre, a bit of sparkle for our lovely client at SkyCity

Auckland Adventures

Magic Crew. Magic Locations. Magic Talent. Magic Client. Did we mention it was magical? Behind the scenes from 5 days with Auckland Tourism, and Todd Eyre.

Mons Mons Mons

Loving seeing the Mons Royale SS18 shoot we did everywhere at the moment!


Mons Royale with the multi talented Mr Jae

Loved shooting for the Wanaka based crew at Mons Royale for their SS18 collection.  Photography & Directing adroitly handled by the talent Benn Jae, with Ben Ruffell and team DoP'ing it.

360VR house burn hits the press....Escape My House

Good to see the word getting out with the launch of the interactive website that FCB created for The New Zealand Fire Service - if you haven't had a go check out the site here and see how quickly you could Escape Your House.  Best viewed on your phone with google cardboard or the Samsung headset.

This Vice article has hit with some great background info from the Staples VR team and of course the guys who pulled it all together and did immaculate post work - Kaleidoscope. Shoot production by the Pacey Production Company ;-)   Burning down a house definitely kept us on our toes!

360 image showing after the burn, shot for NZFS by Mark Tantrum

360 image showing after the burn, shot for NZFS by Mark Tantrum

Hope you spotted my cameo rocking the fire jacket on the national news site Newshub here too!



And the winners are.....

Vodafone Redline & Escape My House - were two winners on the night at New Zealand's own Advertising awards: Axis.

Super proud to have produced both of these digital campaigns - a brave new world indeed and awesome to get recognition for everyone's hard work.

Thanks FCB for letting me loose with all your rad ideas - and congrats for claiming the Gold for Tech Driven Creative along with the rest of the metal. 

Big shout out to Curious Films for taking me along for the ride - great night had by all!



Mighty Waikato.....

Few stills pics by Jamie Bowering from our Waikato Story shoot - had fun filming around the Waikato with a lovely team.  For a online brand resource to allow companies to plug the mighty Waikato region in NZ!

Toaki Okano's Booster brand shoot - motion & stills

Great time working with some old friends - photographer Toaki Okano and his agency the Collective Force for Ryan at Degree Design, with Rob Achten as creative.

Shooting brand campaign for Booster financial services - motion and stills for market launch and ongoing online and print brand imagery.

Lovely crew, lovely talent, lovely shots.

Rotorua jaunt to burn some stuff!

Headed down to the National Fire Service headquarters in Rotorua to do some camera burn tests on a job with the lovely boys at Kaleidoscope and the crack VR team at Staples Productions......some interesting 360 to come.....watch this space.