An Award Winning Team

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR - Aileen O’Sullivan

Aileen O’Sullivan has helmed drama and documentary for a wide range of mediums. Her first screen job was an acting role in The Governor. After directing on Gloss and The Billy T James Show, O'Sullivan set up her production company, Seannachie Productions. She is a passionate advocate for telling NZ stories; her subjects have included writers Witi Ihimaera and Ngaio Marsh, and dance troupe Black Grace. 

PRODUCER-Kath Thomas

Kathleen Thomas has a 25 year career in the film industry as Script Supervisor and Script Editor, working along side directors on 32 features, 19 shorts and TV drama series including - Whale Rider, In My Father’s Den, The Grudge (Japan), Deadlands, The Vintner’s Luck (France), Mr Pip (Bougainville), The Dark Horse, The Orator, 6 Days, Top Of The Lake Season 1&2, One Thousand Ropes

Kath made an independent documentary film Notes In The Wood earlier this year. As director and producer of her own work she has more recently become interested in the role of producing, taking up this offer as co-producer on Let Your Sisters Be - lured by the simplicity and sensitivity of Mary Sewell’s story.

CINEMATOGRAPHER-Alun Bollinger, MNZM, has been crafting the slanting southern light onto film and other formats, for almost 40 years. He is arguably New Zealand's premier cinematographer; images framed by Bollinger's camera include some of the most indelible memories to come from iconic films like Goodbye Pork Pie, Vigil and Heavenly Creatures. Since the 1960s, Alun Bollinger has worked with almost every significant Kiwi director: among them Geoff MurphyIan MuneGaylene PrestonVincent Ward, Roger DonaldsonPeter Jackson and Jane Campion.

WRITER-Mary Sewell

New Zealander Mary Sewell, currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.  A professional violinist for over thirty years, Mary began working in production for independent film and recently found her voice in screen writing. 

EDITOR- Ken Sparks

Sparks has won three NZ TV awards, for his work editing James K Baxter's documentary, The Road to Jerusalem and his work as co-editor of acclaimed quake chronicle, When a City Falls. He also directed on hit series Heartland.  Sparks' introduction to editing was working as an assistant on the Vincent Ward classic, In Spring One Plants Alone. Since then he has edited drama, dance films, many documentaries, music videos and commercials.