Kia ora and welcome to Resonate.

Simon Waterhouse


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 Machado

Executive Producer

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.

Justin Rypma

Senior Editor

Liddy Whiteman

Senior Editor (on maternity leave)

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.

Dani Waterhouse

Business Developer & HR Manager

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.

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