meet the team

FOLKO BOERMANS

FOLKO BOERMANS

Creative Director

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.

RICHARD SMITH

RICHARD SMITH

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.

NIC SMITH

NIC SMITH

Post-Production Supervisor

 

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.

MATT PENDRED

MATT PENDRED

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 DOLLARD

JACQUELINE DOLLARD

Production Co-ordinator

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.

CHRIS STEVENSON

CHRIS STEVENSON

Senior Media Technician

Chris has spent 10 years working in the UK TV industry.  Shooting primarily in HD, he’s worked on a variety of live and pre-recorded productions both on location and in studios.  His clients included the BBC, Sky News and some of the biggest outside broadcast companies in the UK. At Media Productions Chris is in charge of all our equipment, and flies our drone. He also comes out on shoots to assist in the filming.

Chris is demonstrating how long a piece of string is.

BILLY WONG

BILLY WONG

Photographer

 

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!

ELISE MANAHAN

ELISE MANAHAN

Photographer / Media Assistant

 

Elise moved to Auckland late 2018 from the US where she worked as a photographer in newsrooms, magazine departments, and operated her own photography business.

With her background in photojournalism, much of her work has focused on telling stories in a unique, impartial and visually-compelling way.

She is just a little excited about her new puppy.

LORENZ GUNAWAN

LORENZ GUNAWAN

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.

SA LI

SA LI

Producer Cinematographer

 

Before joining Media Productions, Sa worked as freelance Videographer in the Hamilton area.

He worked for Wiakato University and IPU making promotional and eductional videos.

He is a committed Takeshi Kitano fan, so much so he has the film directors name tattooed on his arm.

 

DANIEL HARRIS

DANIEL HARRIS

Junior Producer

 

Daniel studied a Bachelor of Communication studies at AUT. his interests include Music and video production, as well as high performance national and international hockey. Creativity has always been a big passion of his. Whether it be in the form of playing the guitar, piano or drums growing up, or more recently getting into music production and producing his own original video projects. Under the pseudonym of Danny Axel he produces his own music.

 

No, he is not related to the much more famous music producer Calvin Harris.