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.

Mad Mike blacked out drifting for Vodafone

Few behind the scenes from the awesome fun job with FCB and Vodafone - shooting the champion drifter Mad Mike Whiddett racing in a blacked out car at Rod Millen's Leadfoot Ranch in Hahei. 

2.5mil views and counting - most successful social content post for Vodafone to date.  They loved it so much they used it as a TVC too ;-)

My mate Maxy directed/DP'd with his mate Andy Deere - I jumped on board as shoot producer, working with Matt Noonan and the team at Curious (the talented Maxy is a Director on their books).

Best crew. Most fun. Ever.

Airbnb campaign on Auckland streets now.....

........"I was blown away by the final shot. Tim did good."   High praise indeed from our lovely local Auckland Airbnb host Vee Walker - it's great seeing the campaign still up around the city.  Was a pleasure working with Vee and the talented Tim Barber on the NZ leg of the Airbnb shoot.  Kudos also goes to Tim's agents at Supervision and the creative team at Airbnb.  Everyone is loving the campaign down here!.....

Simon the Sloth on screens now.....

....always love working with Matt Wilson and the boys at Kaleidoscope - here's the latest two in the series about Simon the Sloth & his family for LifeDirect.  Thought up by the awesome team at Chemistry Interaction here in NZ.  My kids are going crazy every time it's on the TV "look mum, it's our train toy!" .....every single time! Doesn't get old at all!

VEE & AIR BNB.....

Vee Walker is the nicest Air BNB host you will ever come across in your travels - was a pleasure working with her on campaign stills for Air BNB here in Auckland in March. Beautiful imagery too, as the talented Tim Barber was shooting - can't wait to see the finals!

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MTF ADS ON NZ SCREENS NOW......

Great times again with the crew from Q in Christchurch, shooting for Motor Trade Finance with Simon Waterhouse from Resonate covering motion and Lee Howell on the stills.  Here's a sneak peak behind the scenes from our February shoot. Images © and courtesy of Lee Howell......

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Heli's, boats and a bit of culture......

......having a great time shooting with Todd Eyre & ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development).   Access to some amazing spaces and faces for our Auckland Conventions Bureau project.  Behind the scenes gallery below........

Architectural Auckland.....

......shooting with David Straight for NZ Story - fabulous architects and architecture, here's some pics from the project - thanks to Jasmax for their wonderful hospitality.....

Waiheke Island....

......shooting for our lovely clients at Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development with Todd Eyre.  This one is for Study Auckland - to tempt international students to come to Auckland for their study.   Todd proving that it's almost impossible to zip line and shoot......

Skycity Hotels......

.......Always great to stay in - and turns out pretty great to shoot in too!  Some imagery with the lovely Todd Eyre for Sky City Hotels......

Motorbikes and Drones.......

......Great shooting with Simon & Lee and Q for Motor Trade Finance new brand campaign - stills and 3 TVCs.  Here's some awesome behind the scenes shots of the action......

Jurassic World with amazing Americans.....

......setting up for a shoot with Art Streiber and Universal are some amazing Amercans - Matt Hoover and Johnny Talay - so great working with these guys (and the lovely Bryce Dallas Howard) on some supplementary shots for the Jurassic World press kit.....

Playtex with John Huet….

......feeling lucky to have worked with John Huet, an amazing image maker - among other things he is commissioned each Olympic Games to shoot imagery for the organisations archive - loved hearing the stories.  Here he is shooting both stills and Directing broadcast for JWT NYC and Playtex - working with Katie and the lovely team at Cherokee.  Stills and motion working in perfect harmony!.....