Simon is the creative force behind Resonate.
He founded Resonate in 2011 with a desire to provide a turn-key production service to Canterbury and beyond. Fast forward a few years, and Resonate has grown into a team of dedicated and highly experienced film professionals. Simon is known for his eye for the story, his no fuss attitude and his ability to capture your vision. As Creative Director, Simon has the creative oversight for your project and works with the Resonate team to fulfill your brief. He is skilled at crafting the storyline that will connect with your audience. Simon is also often found behind the camera and is known to wrangle gear into wild and wonderful locations to capture the perfect shot. Simon has been commissioned to direct films for an eclectic mix of clients including Kathmandu, NZTE, Audi of NZ, Fletcher Living, The North Face, Pamu
Farms of New Zealand plus numerous creative agencies across New Zealand, Australia and abroad. Other highlights include directing three short documentaries, which have had great success on the adventure film festival circuit; most notably “Waters of the Greenstone” being included in the Banff Mountain Film Festival & World Tour. Outside of work, Simon loves hanging out with his growing family or climbing, skiing and mountain biking in the stunning and remote Kiwi wilderness.
Arthur delivers Resonate projects on time and to budget. Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Arthur has worked in the commercial film industry as a Producer and Account Director for over 10 years. He’s an expert at production coordination, using his wealth of contacts and outstanding organisation skills to plan, manage and schedule your film project.
Arthur holds a Bachelor Degree in Film and a Diploma in Sustainability, and has produced films of all sizes for the Brazilian and international market, previously working at Paranoid BR Films and AlmapBBDO Advertising Agency. At Resonate, Arthur works closely with Simon to oversee everything from the initial brief to final delivery. Here, attention to detail and creative problem solving are key. Unfazed by schedule changes, wild weather or difficult-to-pin-down-talent, Arthur has been known to say that there’s no problem that can’t be solved over a good spreadsheet.
When Arthur is not in the office, you’ll find him indulging his passion for photography, taking a long swim or enjoying a Brazilian style BBQ with his young family.
Dani is a wearer of many hats, but everything she does is about making your experience with us a little better. Business operations, marketing, business strategy and anything involving systems development is where her talent lies. Dani ensures that we do what we say we are going to do, and have a little fun along the way.
Dani is a great supporter of our talented team. A diverse background in education and health contribute to a different perspective and a keen interest in our people and our culture. As Human Resource Manager, Dani runs our professional development programme so that our team are up-to-date with all the latest thinking, skills and tech. This keeps us at the forefront of visual storytelling techniques and ensures we bring the very best skills to your project.
Like Simon, Dani loves the outdoors and when she’s not in the office, or enjoying time with family, you’ll find her climbing or riding in the Port Hills.
A lover of all things tech, Stefan has extensive experience in all facets of video post-production. His expertise includes editing, motion graphics design, 2D & 3D visualisations, colour grading and audio-post production. Stefan is the person you want working on your 360° video project; an expert in this emerging and immersive field, he can transport your audience to another world using this cutting edge technology.
Stefan has a degree in Photographic Engineering and Media Production where he learned to combine the technical with the creative to enhance visual stories. He also has a keen interest in IT and ensures the Resonate infrastructure is sophisticated, smart and secure.
Originally from Germany, Stefan decided to chase the Kiwi lifestyle (and waves) and make his home in Christchurch. He commutes to work by ferry across the ever changing beauty of Whakaraupō each day, dolphin spotting along the way.
Liddy’s flair for the creative edit is the reason why your films knit seamlessly together into a compelling narrative. She expertly combines the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking to create visual stories. As an integral part of our post-production team, Liddy brings your footage to life with her skills in editing, motion graphics design and colour grading.
Liddy was most recently based in Auckland as a Senior Editor at Reel Factory. Prior to that she graduated from Canterbury’s ARA with a Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications in Digital Film and Television.
When she is not at work Liddy can be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen or indulging her creative spirit by working on her latest short film project (she was part of a team that won TVNZ New Bloods web series competition). As a true film buff, you’ll often find her hanging out with her hubby at a local cinema and watching the latest film release.
Sasha is our guru of all things system related and ensures your projects are running smoothly. Impeccably organised, Sasha works closely with Simon and Arthur to stay on top of production schedules and post-production plans. She will assist Arthur to keep you updated on the progress of your project. If you haven’t already, you can expect to have contact with her bright and vibrant self in the near future.
Sasha has a Bachelor of Science from Otago University, majoring in Anatomy. Prior to working at Resonate, she worked at the YMCA as their volunteer and programmes coordinator and has also been involved with St John youth programmes for over 15 years.
Sasha is a competitive figure skater, and also enjoys outdoor activities such as tramping, surfing and cycling.
Jannis joins us from his home in Germany - after a school exchange here he decided to return to New Zealand to pursue work experience in the film industry. At Resonate, Jannis offers his skills in the camera department, assisting Simon and our DoPs as a camera-assistant on set, preparing and maintaining our growing in-house production assets as well as honing his skills as a lenseman himself.