Colin Hodson began making movies as part of the so-called Aro Valley Movement; contemporary digital films with links to the Wellington suburb of Aro Valley. After starring in 1999‘s Uncomfortable Comfortable, he directed and starred in Shifter and .OFF. (aka .ON.). The multi-talented Hodson has since made short Maul (which played at the Melbourne Film Festival), edited varied screen projects, and attended Europe's Binger Filmlab.
Canadian Joe Cote was travelling the world on his OE when love led him to New Zealand in 1965. He landed a job at the NZ Broadcasting Corporation soon after; initially he wasn't allowed on air because of his accent. In 1970 Cote moved into TV, presenting current affairs show The South Tonight. He also worked on Gallery and Inquiry. Cote became the inaugural presenter for National Radio's Morning Report in 1975.
Piha-based Marc Mateo spent more than two decades in the camera department, where he did turns at every job going from gaffer (chief electrician) to cinematographer. Mateo specialised in lighting. From 2002 he was director of photography on a number of music videos, shorts (including the fantastical Meniscus) and commercials, plus two features for cult director David Blyth: Wound and Ghost Bride. Mateo died on 12 June 2015.