Enid Eiriksson began working in the design department in the early days of second channel South Pacific Television. She went on to design costumes for classic fashion showcase Gloss and award-winning drama Children of Fire Mountain, plus a slew of popular entertainers — including Billy T James, The Yandall Sisters and Prince Tui Teka.
Tony Isaac played a major hand in creating some of the key TV dramas of 1970s Kiwi television. He produced New Zealand's first continuing television drama Pukemanu, co-created Close to Home, our first soap, and was one of the main forces behind The Governor, arguably the most ambitious TV drama yet made on New Zealand soil. Isaac passed away in May 1986.
The work of Sally Tran displays her love for colour, bold styles and conjuring distinctive images without relying on digital effects. Hawke's Bay-raised Tran studied fashion before directing a run of short films, commercials and eye-opening music videos —beginning with O'Baby for Charlie Ash. Winner of a 2013 Script to Screen fellowship to intern at New York company Killer Films, she now splits her time between New York and Vietnam. She works on commercials, and designs her own line of clothing and jewellery. Her big screen debut was offbeat romantic fantasy Timeslow - The Timeless Tales of Henry Glint.
Michael Noonan is a legend in New Zealand scriptwriting, and not just because he was amongst the first to prove you could actually make a living at it. Creator of landmark New Zealand shows The Governor and Close to Home, Noonan's work has often explored ideas of power and social injustice.
Intrepid cinematographer Jacob Bryant has shot everywhere from Iraq and Afghanistan to the mean streets of Auckland (Super City). His work with leading documentary makers has been nominated for multiple screen awards. An episode of TV show Ends of the Earth shot in Afghanistan won Bryant a 2007 Qantas Award; he also shared a Documentary Edge gong for filming Finding Mercy in Zimbabwe.