New Zealand Film Production

Programmes

Wildlife Warzone (6 x 30 mins)Play Clip

Wildlife Warzone (6 x 30 mins)
Conservation Documentary

Mark Strickson (producer/director) and Stephen Downes (cameraman/director/editor). 5to9 Productions for Al Jazeera English.

We follow six young men through training and on patrol as anti-poaching rangers in South Africa. Our rangers speak Xhosa, Tsonga, Zulu, Afrikaans and English. The series provides a rare chance to hear black and coloured South Africans talk in their own language about what concerns them. What they say provides a new and surprising perspective on wildlife poaching.

UNESCO Qatar BidPlay Clip

UNESCO Qatar Bid
Programmes

Mark Strickson (producer/director), Stephen Downes (editor/cameraman) and John Waters (cameraman).

This short DVD played a vital role in Qatar's successful bid for a seat on the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Stunning images showcase Qatar's landscape, history and the building of a new National Museum.

Dream 2030 (5 x 30 mins)Play Clip

Dream 2030 (5 x 30 mins)
Programmes

Mark Strickson (executive producer), Jayashree Panjabi (series producer) and Stephen Downes (cameraman/editor). A Rock Wallaby production for Qatar National Day Committee.

A group of children are transported to 2030 to experience their dream job. This multi-million dollar production mixes reality sequences with both animation and graphics in the style of ‘Minority Report’.

Qatar Short Films 2009 and 2010 - SalukiPlay Clip

Qatar Short Films 2009 and 2010 - Saluki
Wildlife Documentary

Mark Strickson (producer) and Stephen Downes (editor). A Rock Wallaby production for Qatar National Day Committee.

Beautifully crafted short films on the landscape, wildlife, culture and heritage of Qatar. This example showcases the beauty, speed and strength of the saluki dog.

Dark Days in Monkey City (13 x 30 mins)Play Clip

Dark Days in Monkey City (13 x 30 mins)
Programmes

Mark Strickson (development producer/director) and Stephen Downes (originator/cameraman). An NHNZ production for Animal Planet.

Manga inspired tale of two monkey troops battling for supremacy amidst the ruins of an ancient city in the jungle of Sri Lanka. The look of the series was made possible through extensive green screen shooting of wild monkeys on location.

Killer Dragons (50 mins)Play Clip

Killer Dragons (50 mins)
Wildlife Documentary

Mark Strickson (producer/director) and Stephen Downes (cameraman/editor). An NHNZ production for National Geographic.

This film revealed for the first time that Komodo dragons have large venom glands in their mouths. The scientific research the film was based on re-wrote the book on how dragons kill and the evolutionary path of the species. The film also contains superb sequences of dragon behavior shot totally in the wild on Rinca Island in Indonesia.

Up Close and Dangerous (13 x 30 mins)Play Clip

Up Close and Dangerous (13 x 30 mins)
Wildlife Documentary

Mark Strickson (series producer) and Stephen Downes (editor). An NHNZ production for Animal Planet and C5.

When you’re filming animals, things sometimes don’t go as planned. Interviews with wildlife camera operators are supported by extraordinary sequences of the dangerous and strange animal encounters they describe.

Spider Power (50 mins)Play Clip

Spider Power (50 mins)
Wildlife Documentary

Stephen Downes (producer, cameraman and editor). An NHNZ production for National Geographic.

Award-winnning documentary showing the rise of an alien life force that has developed without most of us noticing. Cutting edge, sci-fi inspired graphics transport viewers into the weird and terrifying world of the spider.

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