Our whanau, at ‘Mission Control’, celebrates diversity in age, race and gender. We love learning from each other and having a broad range of perspectives that feed into our projects.

We are active about our social values, creating and sharing content in support of kaupapa that promote equality and sustainability.

Flexibility and inclusivity are key to everything we do and we are lucky enough to have an extensive directory of well established and award-winning crew that feel the same way. 

Since 2015 we’ve earned the reputation for being endlessly adaptable, with the ability to deliver everything from full-scale large crew productions to small crew shoots.

Our People

Calvin Sang

Creative Director/Founder (he/him)

In his 17 years as a Director, Calvin has created many memorable and award-winning projects in Aotearoa and internationally.

Calvin is a storyteller with a passion for comedy and making the world a better place, recognised with projects at the Axis Awards and the NZ International Film Festival.

Having directed commercials for large brands such as Air New Zealand, Google and Tourism NZ, his approach is thoughtful and genuine, bringing out people’s best in front of and behind the camera.

Briar Collard

General Manager (she/her)

Briar puts a strong emphasis on ensuring that all staff, suppliers and crew for Eyes and Ears have everything they need to deliver exceptional services while staying true to our company values.

The physical, mental, and cultural well-being of all people is a major priority for Briar.

With a diverse background in arts administration, project management and tikanga Māori led business, she brings with her a people-first approach to problem-solving and strategy.

Lee Parker-Stapleton

Director (he/him)

The contagious energy that comes with being on set is what Lee has loved about his eight years in the industry.

Lee has a decisive creative vision, precise attention to detail and a determination to succeed that inspires everyone to deliver excellence.

His extensive history of working with agencies and clients like Audi, Wendy’s and Tegel has proven his ability to bring brand visions to life – the multiple awards he has won are a testament to this. 

Lisa Garrity

Client Engagement Lead (she/her)

Lisa has an abundance of expertise in sales, experiential marketing and business strategy for SMEs, Corporate and Government.

She finds joy and ease in building relationships with her clients and has a deep understanding of their businesses and sector. Lisa lead the charge in pitching and winning a seat on the panel of AoG, preferred video partner panel for MfE and the preferred supplier for Auckland Council Group.

Holly Pollock

Head of Production (she/her)

Holly’s 20 years’ experience as a Business Director, Executive Producer and Media Executive in commercial radio and TV made her an obvious choice to bring on board to help continue our growth.

She is a dynamic leader, a passionate story teller, a lover of entertainment in all its forms and a creative problem solver from way back.

Sophia Seaton

Senior Producer (she/her)

With broad production experience ranging from high end TVCs, network TV, film, animation, live streaming, photography and much more, Sophia offers a well rounded approach to producing.

Her favourite part of any job is creative problem solving – playing logistical Tetris with all kinds of priorities and variables – and winning!

Paige Taniora

Senior Producer (she/her)

Excellence is what drives Paige (Ngā Puhi) and she gets it every time, whether she’s on a film set, in a studio, or on a rugby field.

Before finding her love for video production, Paige was an Account Manager at a leading PR agency where she implemented innovative marketing communications and PR strategies, as well as producing nationwide video campaigns.

Paige is uniquely positioned to understand the key relationship between client-agency and production. As a natural leader she knows how to get the best out of her team to achieve exactly what the client wants, and a production that everyone involved in, is proud of.

Porvi Fomra

Studio Manager (she/her)

Utilising her background in producing, and her skills in creative collaboration, Porvi acts as the conduit between the production and post-production teams.

Her role is key to ensuring that Eyes and Ears continues to perform at the top of our game – both in our individual projects and behind the scenes at Mission Control.

Robert Farrell

Senior Editor (he/him)

With thousands of video projects under his belt, Rob is a proven storyteller and problem solver.

From taking on narrative creative challenges to knowing all the technical bits and pieces, Rob has the magic touch to really make our clients’ projects sing.

Aaron Ly

Editor (he/him)

Aaron has a commitment and passion to help deliver engaging and impactful video content that moves people.

With a decade of experience in commercial, narrative and branded content, he brings a diverse range of technical and creative skills to every project, developing sparks of stories into fully realised videos that exceed expectations.

Aaron has a knack of getting to the heart of a story and bringing out a nuanced point of difference in each project.

Selina Woulfe

Sales Administrator (she/her)

Selina is very familiar with the inner workings of the production industry, having worked in it for 12 years. 
If she had to summarize her learnings, it is that each client is unique, and no job is the same; therefore, listening to each client intently and understanding their wants determines the specific approach needed in order to deliver their best outcome!

Her thoughtful approach is an extension of Eyes and Ears objective which is to create meaningful and effective work for our clients, and that starts with supporting our Client Engagement Lead, Lisa. 

Jhan Arslan

Production & Office Assistant (he/him)

Jhan has been freelancing for agencies, film companies and video production companies, learning all aspects of on set roles. He has even written and produced his own funded short film. 

Jhan thrives when surrounded by creative teams where he can learn and grow from other industry professionals.

Maple

Good Girl

Rocky

Good Girl

Tilly

Good Girl

Our wider whanau

We have handpicked the following crew on our books, who are regularly engaged: Directors, DOP’s, Sound Recordists, Gaffers, Location Managers, Art Directors, Unit Managers, Health & Safety Officers, Production Managers, Animators, Illustrators, Scriptwriters, Editors, Colourists and Audio Engineers.


We actively seek to recruit crew who reflect a diversity of all New Zealanders. We are aware of the underrepresentation of specific communities within the screen sector such as Ngā tāngata Māori, people of colour, women and LGBTQI+  and see it as our responsibility to contribute to a more diverse industry.


We’ve worked with

Hear what our clients had to say about us

We found them to be easy to work with – flexible, nimble and excited about our ideas. We liked that they were easily briefed, understood the concept quickly, and delivered the videos quickly and to a high standard.

Hanna Reynolds, Content Producer – Tourism New Zealand

We absolutely loved working with them. They were so good and produced very high quality work in a short turnaround time. Calvin was excellent directing talent and crew on the shoot and was wonderful with the kids.

Tara Ryan, Brand Manager – Air New Zealand
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