Ethan is the Post-Production Supervisor and Senior DIT for POW Studios in Wellington, NZ. Since graduating from Victoria University of Wellington in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Ethan has been a freelance Post-Supervisor, DIT, and Editor; a DIT and assistant editor at Department of Post, Auckland; independent contractor for Melville Docs; and producer for several campaigns, including music videos such as the live session of One Dollar Pizza by CRYSTAL and the RNZ live session of What If by Wellington alt-pop duo Paper Plates. They were the editor for Isaac Gwen‘s Tokyo Women which won Best Documentary Short at the 2021 Independent Short Film Awards; colorist for Kelly Moneymakers VAKA, a short documentary which represented Tokelau (the Ministry of Climate, Oceans, and Resilience) and New Zealand (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) at the UNFCCC‘s COP 25 in Madrid in December 2021. VAKA also won the World Distribution Award 2021 for Best Short Environmental Documentary.
Associate Producer/Sound Mixer
Matt is an emerging producer, sound mixer and engineer based in Wellington, New Zealand. They specialize in post-production for audio-visual mediums, drawing on experience from across the screen, stage and events industries, honing their skills by working with POW Studios on such projects as Head South (2024) and Miles From Nowhere (2024), as well as Park Road Post alumni in conjunction with Victoria University of Wellington. Regularly inspired by their contributions to Wellington‘s music scene, they have been observed mixing theater productions on-stage via DJ decks and delights in bringing local sounds to the table. They are blessed to have recently contributed to pushing important political issues such as representation of minority groups in the screen industry (UNESCO Wellington City Of Film’s Diverse Voices, 2022); climate change awareness (The Next Step Doco Series, 2022); the experience of immigrants in New Zealand (Doc Edge 2022 Short Film Winner: Our Aotearoa, 2022); as well as narratives which promote examination of multicultural connection (The Lascar, 2023).