Thanks for watching my choreography TVC reel. Commercials included are:
Ponds directed by Kezia Barnett, Chimney
Toyota Prius HARMONY directed by Mr Hide, The Sweet Shop
Jim Bean directed by Nathan Price, Ruskin
MTS BONUS directed by Kezia Barnett, Directors Film Company
Instant Kiwi BELIEVE IT OR NOT directed by Hamish Rothwell, Good Oil
New Idea directed by Kezia Barnett, Martin Brown Films
State Insurance STRIDE directed by Nathan Price, Ruskin
Smiths Chips directed by Andy Lambert, The Sweet Shop
Victory Arch directed by Melanie Bridge, The Sweet Shop
Thanks for watching my choreography reel for film and TV.
BP Swipe, Save, Celebrate - starring William Waiirua. Working with Ryan and William the first step was to establish which of the Waiirua iconic moves to present to camera in each scene. We then honed the timing etc, for each shot.
Musical and documentary unite to introduce The Coffin Club, a truly unique community organisation bringing free-spirited seniors together to construct and personalise their own low-cost coffins. Based in small town New Zealand, with over 60 active members, this group of inspirational elderly meet once a week to rejoice in life while facing the realities of death.
One night each week the hall at Kelston Girls’ College in Auckland comes alive as twelve young people living with a disability come together to form StarJam’s West Dazzling Dance group.
The choreography here was sourced from the StarJammers dance routines and their own improvised dance moves. My role was to coordinate the movement to camera and keep spirits lively through the shoot.
The latest feature film by Han Niu, Produced by Chinese Production Company Dirty Monkey. STATUS: in post-production
An adventure mystery set in the midst of New Zealand's 1860's gold rush. Based on Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize winning novel. STATUS: In post-production
First-year drama student Stanley wants to impress his tutor, and when he discovers a sex scandal in his girlfriend's family he's tempted to use it as material for the year-end show.
A series of commercials for Prius, in-which people make up the landscape. Directed by Mr Hide. We worked with 150 dancers to make rectangular tiles of danced landscape, as well as tree, sun, cloud elements. We moved the tiles of people around the studio. The landscape was stitched together in post.
As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
The spot is directed by Kezia Barnett and made for three territories: South Africa, Philippines, and India. We cast models both in NZ and around the world, with a ‘hero’ cast for each territory. Working with dancers we choreographed the scenes and then honed and rehearsed the movement just prior to the shoot with the models. Key shots were territory specific and therefore three variations of moment was developed for each ‘hero’ for these moments.
A music video for the NZ band Tiny Ruins ‘Olympic Girls’ album.
One night an old seaman dreams the ocean into his bed. His sea green sheets become the polluted waters of his worst nightmare. His own mortality is at risk as his household objects begin to suffocate him. The film is inspired by the life, and performed by the filmmaker’s father.
Pandora is a short dance film that tells the tale of an enigmatic hermit, and her discovery of a magical girl, washed up on the beach one stormy morning. The film speaks of isolation and intimacy between two lives.
A one-shot musical commercial with many in-camera ‘effects’. Directed by Nathan Price.
TV commercial for Australian New Idea magazine. Inspired by Bjork’s ‘It’s oh so quiet’ video. Directed by Kezia Barnett.
We developed the dance based on the natural movement vocabulary of the spots hero Daniel Batten. We set his movement and used this sequence to create the group dance.
Made for the Russian market and shot in New York. The spot is directed by Kezia Barnett. We auditioned a large cast of NY-based dancers and had two weeks of rehearsals prior to the shoot.
A series of live dance works, performed in environments beyond the theatre.
A music video for New Zealand band Good Shirt. Directed by Kezia Barnett.