“The expertise and quality is out of this world”

Al Gough & Miles Millar  |  Executive Producers


GROUND CONTROL is a dynamic, independent producing team offering rich experience in frontline creativity and logistics for international film & TV studios. Our team will help you explore the opportunities and unique value of bringing your production to New Zealand.

GROUND CONTROL is the combined talent of producers Mel Turner and Axel Paton, with over 500 screen time hours of first-hand experience in high calibre film & TV production, almost exclusively for US based studios. Connecting you with the right creatives to help create your world, they are committed to providing excellent quality outcomes and exceeding expectations. 

GROUND CONTROL guarantees international partners will receive the very best experience of filming in New Zealand. In providing creative experience and excellence, clear decision-making, precise production and budget management, and established crew and vendor relationships we are your direct line to producing film & television in New Zealand. 

GROUND CONTROL delivers in-depth local knowledge, industry-wide network, expert crew, established infrastructure, and an incredible array of locations - on time and on budget - for total onscreen value. 


“Creative adaptability is why I keep coming back”

Sam Raimi  |  Director