Sounds Aotearoa

Initially this project was named IMEX -Indigenous New Zealand Music Expo. But eventually the client decided to change it to Sounds Aotearoa.

This project included a powerpoint and a video presentation to secure funding for the said event.

Peru Cafe

I was commissioned to do a corporate brand for Peru Café  a coffee company that imports and brews organic and fairly traded Peruvian coffee.



Below are several studies of the logo.



Ko Ngati Awa Te Toki

“We are the adze, its bindings cannot be loosened by the Sun, and its blade not weakened by rain.”http://www.ngatiawa.iwi.nz/

I was very honored to be part of this production.  Did the editing, graphics and color grading for this piece. This is a celebration of the an indigenous Māori tribe whose origins trace from early ancestors that lived in Aotearoa, New Zealand, since around 950AD.

This piece won the 16th Annual Communicator Award of Excellence under Film/Video Category and the gold award at the prestigious W3 Awards in LA


Antarctica: A Year On Ice

Literally the coolest project I’ve ever been involved with. It’s a documentary about how it’s like to live in Antarctica for a year. I was in awe when I first saw the rough cut, the imagery was like those you see in Discovery Channel. Breathtaking landscapes, amazing time-lapse footages and an awesome story. Just phenomenal!  The film is part of 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival. Written and Directed by Antony Powell. Though my role in this documentary may not that be big, I am just so honored to be part of such a wonderful film!

ANTARCTICA GraphicsI was responsible for the Opening billboard and the graphics.

The film has garnered several recognition internationally.
Audience choice award best adventure reel. Breckenridge Film Festival
Best Documentary. Calgary International Film Festival.
Documentary: Best first feature film. Calgary International Film Festival.

How cool is that!

Pun intended 🙂

 

Hiding Behind the Green Screen

Hiding Behind the Green Screen is a documentary of the journey of four young men and their mentors is a moving expose of the impact New Zealand’s unspoken addiction to substances. The documentary won the Best Short Documentary and Best Emerging Filmmaker for Paora Joseph at the Documentary Edge International Film Festival 2011.

My involvement with the project was the brand, opening billboard, motion graphics chapter and the credits.