New Zealand Film Production

About 5to9 Productions

5to9 Productions specialises in high-end nature, history, adventure and science programmes. The company is currently working with Australian producer Rock Wallaby on a raft of programmes for the Qatari government. These range from sophisticated short films on aspects of Qatari life to one-hour nature and adventure documentaries.

Mark Strickson (Executive Producer)

Mark StricksonStarting with Granada Television in the UK, Mark then became Head of Programmes at the world-renowned company Oxford Scientific Films (OSF). During his tenure OSF won both an Emmy and two Wildscreen Golden Pandas. Most recently he spent three years with Natural History New Zealand before forming 5to9. Regular clients for Mark include National Geographic, Discovery and Animal Planet with further projects being made for the Travel Channel, WNET, ZDF and, in the United Kingdom, C4, C5, ITV and the BBC.

Stephen Downes (Producer & Post-Production Supervisor)

Stephen DownesStephen started in television 20 years ago and has worked as a producer, editor and cameraman on many award-winning international productions. His work ranges from natural history to drama and he has regularly worked for Discovery, National Geographic, Animal Planet and NHK.

Lisa Garvin (Company Production Manager)

Lisa GarvinLisa was Manager of Production for Natural History New Zealand for many years, but prior to that also had experience with the BBC and wildlife producer Partridge Films in the UK. She has worked for almost 20 years in television and brings a wealth of experience to both her organisational and finance roles. Lisa has been responsible for sending television crews to more than 60 countries and regular clients have included Discovery, National Geographic, NHK and the BBC.


Camera Crews

5to9 Productions works with some of the best crews in the world. Regular camera operators include:

John Waters (
Jeff Goodman (
Ralph Bower (
Stephen J Brand (

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