COMPANY DIRECTOR / producer & LINE PRODUCER
Mel is a New Zealand based Producer with over 180 screen time hours over her 20+ year career. She has held a broad range of roles crossing over both feature and TV mediums but amassing a body of work firmly immersed in physical production for almost exclusively international film & TV projects and is well respected and recognised in her field. Fiercely dedicated to positive working environments and achieving on and off the screen, Mel believes putting together a great team with well considered and thorough planning will generate the best environment for adaptability and is fundamental to achieving successful outcomes.
Most recently known for her work on Sweet Tooth - Hulu Pilot (in production 2019), Falling Inn Love - Netflix Independent Feature (in post-production 2019), Letter for the King - Netflix original series (2018), The Shannara Chronicles - Viacom/Sonar (2017), Ash vs Evil Dead - Starz TV Series 1 & 2 (2015, 2016), Spartacus TV Series 1, 2, 3 & 4 (2009-2012), and Peter Jackson's feature trilogy Lord of the Rings (2001-2003). Mel is also credited for work on Nikki Caro's feature The Vintner's Luck (2009), Jay Russell's feature The Water Horse (2007), Peter Jackson's feature King Kong (2005), black comedy feature The Big White (2003), and the BBC Tele-Feature The Lost World (2002).
COMPANY DIRECTOR / producer & First Assistant director
With a career in the film industry spanning over three decades, Axel is a New Zealand based first assistant director and most recently an associate producer and consulting producer for international film and TV dramas and indie feature films. With over 230 screen hours Axel has a proven track record. One of Axel’s greatest strengths is his ability to foster and maintain a rapport with cast, crew, directors, and production alike. The collaborative energy required to make a production hum is something Axel really enjoys promoting and his knack for creating that energy has made him integral to the projects he has been a part of.
Axel’s latest projects include Triangle - ABC Pilot (2019), Falling Inn Love - Netflix Independent Feature (2019), Letter for the King - Netflix Original Series (2019). Also The Shannara Chronicles (2017), Ash vs Evil Dead (2015, 2016), Slow West (2015), Z for Zachariah (2015), Spartacus (2009-2012), Eagle vs Shark (2007), and Heavenly Creatures (1994). Having worked with notable Show Runners, Directors and Actors such as - Rob Tapert and Sam Rami, Al Gough and Miles Millar, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, Rhys Ifans, Kate Winslet, and Melanie Lynskey