ABOUT FUZZY DUCKLING

 

What makes us extraordinary

We team up with producers, creators and directors of quality children's media, to create work that sparks creativity and delight.

Fuzzy Duckling Media is a global sales, distribution and investment partner, known for excellence in broadcast, publishing and production.

We're nimble front runners, utilising resourceful and adaptive qualities of our team and the scope of our global connections.

 

MEET THE FUZZY DUCKLINGS

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CHRISSY METGE

Managing Director and Creative Lead

Chrissy has been in the animation film and TV industry for 18 years.  Chrissy has worked on some awe-inspiring projects (her credits include The Hobbit, Ironman 3 and Hunger Games 2 to name just a few).

Being a natural storyteller, she works not only in film and TV, but also in children's books.

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SAM WITTERS

CEO/ Investor

Sam brings far-reaching business savvy to the Fuzzy Duckling team. She has over fifteen years working with mammoth names such as Lionsgate, Tribeca and Viacom, and advising Fortune 500 entertainment companies in Europe and the United States.

She is also a board member and investor of tech and creative media start-ups in the United States and at home in New Zealand.Her talent is bringing the best content and the best talent to the widest possible audience.

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KATHERINE DOWNS

Development Producer

As an award-winning writer, director and producer Katherine brings experience in all areas of development, production and post-production for broadcast television. Her credits include Taste New Zealand and Vintage Hunter.

 

CREATIVE PARTNERS

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SARAH BURREN

Creative Director/ Producer - Matariki Glow Show

Sarah Burren is Creative Director at Little Green Man Productions. She has extensive experience in conceptual and design lead projects, having hit the world's stages of theatre, film and TV with her extraordinary costumes, puppetry and large scale characters. She has dressed everyone from Basil Brush to Princess Diana and Fergie!

Her concept of the Matariki glow in the dark puppet show started in 2010 and has been seen by audiences all around New Zealand.

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PETER MONGA

Animation Director - Morgan LIves in a Rocket House

Peter is an experienced Animation Director who has worked for several international studios from his base in Auckland.

He has worked on many high profile TV shows, including Dreamworks/ Nickelodeon’s Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, and Monsters Vs. Aliens.

After 14 years in the industry, he decided to follow his passion for creating his own animated IP for preschoolers and began developing “Morgan Lives in a Rocket House”.

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ALEJANDRO DAVILA

VR/AR Producer - THE GREEN FAIRY

Alejandro Davila is a VR/AR Producer at CONICAL Interactive Studios in Auckland. In 2016, he was nominated finalist ‘Young New Zealand Innovator of the Year’ after making New Zealand’s first Virtual Reality movie, leading to a ripple effect across the country as a pioneer in VR/AR storytelling.

Alejandro’s universal technique applies both to VR and AR, and is used in The Green Fairy AR Episode Series and the Interactive VR Film releasing soon.

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KAREN MCKENZIE

PR/ CommunicatiOns

Karen McKenzie is part of the Lighthouse PR team, lighthousepr, and has worked in book publishing for the past 17 years. Karen is passionate about book publishing and enjoys working with authors to help them realise their dreams.

Her clients include Patricia Cornwell, John Grisham, Stephen King, Stephenie Meyer, Anita Shreve, Nicholas Sparks, Mitch Albom, Jeffery Deaver, Alexander McCall Smith, Ian Rankin, Lindsey Dawson, Karyn Hay, Dr Libby, Nadia Lim, Donovan Bixley and many more. 

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