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A global sales, distribution and investment partner for producers, creators and directors of quality children's media.

A brand known for excellence in the broadcast, publishing and production industries through the quality of its content, people and partnerships.

Pioneering, agile, adaptive, with deep industry knowledge and influential global connections.

 
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Chrissy Metge

Managing Director and Creative Lead

Chrissy has been in the animation film and TV industry for 18 years. Her love of children, storytelling and animation has also led her to diversify into creating children's books. Surrounded by the best in the industry - working with Peter Jackson at Weta Digital, Richard Taylor at Weta Workshop and many more creatives and award winning talent - Chrissy has a great eye for story and illustration and applying real world situations.

Credits:

  • Jungle Book (Oscar for Best Visual Effects)

  • The Hobbit Trilogy

  • Ironman 3

  • Fast and Furious 7

  • Hunger Games 2

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

  • Superman Man of Steel

  • Bro'Town

  • The WotWots

  • Legend of the Guardians

 

Sam Witters

CEO / Investor

Sam Witters has 15 years experience working for and advising Fortune 500 entertainment companies in the US and Europe and  is also a board member and investor of tech and creative media start-ups in the US and NZ.  She brings capital and business acumen to creative collaboration, to get the best content and the best talent to the widest possible audience.

Career highlights:

  • Viacom International Media Networks (VP International Programming Sales)

  • Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises SVOD joint venture (CMO)

  • Aardman Animations, UK (Head of Business Development)

  • Awarded Women in Media Scholarship to The Berlin School of Creative Leadership EMBA programme

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Katherine Downs

Development Producer

Katherine Downs is an award-winning Writer/ Director/Producer who brings a wealth of experience in all areas of development, production and post-production for broadcast television.

Credits:

  • Taste New Zealand with Peta Mathias

  • Vintage Hunter (nominated Best Lifestyle Series 2015 Banff Rockie Awards)

  • Fill My Tank (Best Infotainment Programme 2015 Asia Rainbow TV Awards)

  • Big Food (Best Infotainment Programme 2016 Asian Rainbow TV Awards)

 

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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.

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.

Karen McKenzie

PR/Communications 

Karen McKenzie is part of the Lighthouse PR team, www.lighthousepr.co.nz, 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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