meet the team
Folko worked in the broadcast industry for 20 years before starting at Media Productions in 2014. He started off at the BBC as an editor working on a wide variety of TV programmes ranging from Arts through Music, sport and documentaries. In 2007 he won a BAFTA for his work. Between 2007 and 2014 he was a producer director working on a range of BBC documentaries. Folko oversees the creative content of all projects and manages the Media Productions operation/team.
His trousers are generally red, or yellow or green.
Senior Content Producer
Richard is an extremely experienced director producer. He has been involved with the production of a wide variety of educational programme material for over 30 years. He was a lecturer in the successful Post-graduate Diploma in Broadcast Communications course and his expertise extends to media training, acting and writing as well as the skills of photography, editing and directing.
He started at the University when life was still in black and white.
Nicola is a very experienced editor who has worked on a wide range of projects ranging from dramas like Outrageous Fortune to documentaries. She has been a freelance editor for major New Zealand production companies and also spent time in London working for the BBC. At Media Productions Nicola oversees the post-production process as well as producing items on location.
Get out of her way when she rushes past you on her electric bike.
Motion Graphics Designer
For 18 years Matt worked in the design and broadcast industry for a range of television stations and post-production facilities in New Zealand and Europe. He spend time in London working for BSkyB and Living TV before moving to Denmark to work for M2Film, now one of Denmark’s largest Film Production Companies. At Media Productions, Matt designs graphics, animation, and colour grades our films. Having been trained in Visual Communication, he has skills to help convey information visually in clear and simple ways for the audience to understand.
Any similarity to Vincent van Gogh is purely unintentional.
Jacqueline has worked in film and television for 15 years with writers, directors, agents, producers, and studio executives in production, casting, and script development in the US industry as well as New Zealand. Her work experience includes companies such as 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, HBO and New Regency Pictures. At Media Productions Jacqueline coordinates the projects from the original brief through the pre-production, setting up the filming and ensuring delivery of the final product.
Jax spends three hours a day commuting from the North, playing ‘Bye Bye Miss American Pie’ on a loop on her car stereo.
Andrew started off on the right path, heavily into theatre production and audio studios back in highschool. For some mysterious reason he decided to study law at the University of Auckland and graduated to be a solicitor. Luckily for Media Productions he had a change of heart and is now in charge of all our equipment and TV sturio. He also comes out on shoots to assist in the filming.
This photo is clearly from his solicitors days, he doesn’t look nearly as respectable now!
Billy graduated from the YOBEE school of design in 2016.He is highly passionate about visual storytelling and the power of editing and have always been enthralled by all forms of media, whether it be movies or television. Attention to detail and a strong eye for the perfect cut, he has acquired experience in editing and videography through fashion videos and short films.
Billy is busy working on his surfing skills, or is it skateboarding? Who knows!
Photographer / Media Assistant
Chris had joined the team in Feb 2023 to cover for Elise who is on maternity leave.
He has a wealth of experience, starting off in the UK working for national newspapers and magazines.
He ran his own photography business in the UK before moving it to Auckland in 2009.
Chris is a passionate and creative photographer and he sure has a tale or two to tell!
Editor / Media Assistant
Lorenz is a Video Editor, Digital Designer and Camera Operator. He has worked 2 years in the creative industry as a contractor and shot, directed and edited creative and commercial projects involving Motion Graphics, Dance & Choreography, Film, Music, Culinary, Theatre, Advertising and Real Estate.
He graduated from AUT with a degree in Bachelor of Art & Design, majoring in Digital Design.
Don’t even think about it! He has patented that ingenious head camera mount.
Before moving to the University, Sa was camera assistant/videographer at Big Kid Film Productions between 2014-2017.
While studying his PGDip in Screen and Media Studies in Hamilton, Sa also was a freelance videographer for University of Waikato, working as a Videographer Multimedia Content Creator at IPU New Zealand.
He is a dedicated Takeshi Kitano fan, influenced by his films and his philosophy of life – and even has a tattoo on his arm of a scene in the film Sonatine.
Sa is also into blacksmithing/bladesmithing, which is heavily influenced by the History Channel tv programme Forged in Fire, especially the ultimate champion, Neil Kamimura.
Jethro joined Media Productions in 2016 and rather fool-heartedly tried to leave for Canada just when Covid hit the world. After a year or so of absence working in the commercial sector, Jethro joined us again and we are more than pleased to have him back!
As an avid film enthusiast, he enjoys watching film and theatre as well as creating his own short films and participating in theatre productions. The process of producing a filmic narrative, while being very challenging, is something he finds extremely rewarding and every project teaches him new skills.
This photo is just a snapshot of his ever changing beards and hairstyles.