Dan Watkins

Company Director | DOP

Dan’s background and upbringing has seen him specialize in production of all forms of entertainment. Films, documentaries, commercials, music videos, events, extreme sports, digital media and all aspects of television organizing arsenals of specialty crews, camera, locations and post production facilities. Having started in the industry from the ground up at a young age and moving through the growth of production and camera operation, Dan has the sound knowledge of what it takes to push the limits of high definition pictures from all facets imaginable.

Email: dan@reelfactory.tv | +64 27 469 5889

Hamish Trott

Company Director | OB Tech

Hamish has travelled the world with a camera in his hands, filming sports and television series in all four corners of the globe. With over 10 years experience in live studio entertainment and sports production behind him; he manages our live sport cinematography with the latest Phantom OB replay system and live drone technology. Through Hamish’s background in the live arena, we have been able to achieve some ground breaking firsts by implementing our specialised equipment allowing us to add epic production value to some of the biggest broadcasts in NZ and Australia.

Email : hamish@reelfactory.tv

Olivia Lynd

Producer

Olivia brings to the boardroom table years of experience producing and production managing a number of high-profile television programmes and TVC’s filmed both in New Zealand and internationally. Her tenacious work ethic and immaculate desk etiquette   brings efficiency into every project she is wrangling.
Email: olivia@reelfactory.tv | +64 21 232 9431 

 

Bex Morrison

Producer

Between being a dive master and back flipping on the slopes of the Canadian Rockies, Rebecca-Lynn Morrison sinks her teeth into organizing our troops of crew roaming around New Zealand and the globe.  Bex’s background has seen her work on some of the larger scaled commercials produced in New Zealand, moving through the ranks of TVNZ and the freelance world - our key logistition keeps all logistics tightly locked down in very fine detail.

Chae Blewitt

Head of Client Services

Chae has come from a solid media background with some of the countries biggest publishers and is all about building successful working relationships. He’s jumped the fence to join us on production side and will be sharing the Reel Factory experience with agencies, production partners, clients and big brands in New Zealand and beyond. He’s just as comfortable having a chat about the Warriors as he is about content or media, so give him a buzz anytime if you’re keen to hear about what we can do for you.

Email chae@reelfactory.tv | Phone 021 711 514

Amie Gellert

Production Coordinator

Amie Gellert thrives on adventure, so what better place to delve into than Reel Factory. Amie has come on board as Bex’s right-hand gal. As Production Coordinator, she makes sure everything is running smoothly whilst we push the boundaries of creativity every day! Amie has come from the freelance world, having worked on various television and film productions, including two feature films. She loves the challenge of working in such a fast paced industry, where no two days are the same!

Marc McCarthy

Post Production

Marc has collaborated with some of the most acclaimed experts in the industry and is our key Post Production Supervisor. Marc’s our fix it man in post prod, with a wide range of skills running through reality TV, commercial and GFX related projects he tackles every project with style and a killer quiff cut. 

Chris Watkins

DOP / GAFFER

When it comes to lighting and camera work - Chris is our key hands on Gaffer and key camera operator. Bringing a fresh perspective to lighting, Chris’s background has seen him working as a lighting tech on some of the countries largest drama productions, feature films and the most well known reality tv shows. These skills come into play on all of our productions. Stepping up the level of any shoot.

Luey Chimpa Lau

DRONE TECHNICIAN / LEAD PILOT

Luey was born with a multi-rotor remote in his hands, from a young age flying RC heli systems then becoming one of the first in New Zealand to be running multi rotor systems since tri-copters were flown on 3 heli gyros. Luey understands the RC fundamentals more than anyone else in the game. If there is an issue on any shoot with the equipment he will be first to come up with a solution and fix any problem with style and grace. Our very own Chinese handy man can maneuver a drone like no other - he also loves lots of butter on toast.

Liddy Wardhaugh

Editor

“Liddy is our second editor with experience gained from a wide variety of projects and a plethora of qualifications under her belt. 
She is Marc’s 2IC and thrives on any challenge thrown at her.”

Tayor Killick

Camera Assist

Taylor's love for adventures, the outdoors and extreme sports has seen him land the sweet position of camera/operations assistant with the team. Fresh out of the New Zealand Broadcasting school Taylor is eager to learn from the best in the industry and put what he has learnt to the test !