We’ve worked with them on a number of video case studies, showcasing our Business customers, and couldn’t recommend them more highly. From the initial briefing stage, through to concepting and production, the team added fantastic value and made the whole process so easy.
Who we are
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.