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Auckland Screen Taskforce

The Auckland Screen Taskforce is an initiative of Screen Auckland and Film Auckland, the organisation representing filmmakers across the Tāmaki Makaurau region.

Launched in 2023, the Auckland Screen Taskforce is made up of 21 members of the public and private sector, tasked with providing a cohesive strategic direction, representation and advice to assist the local sector to thrive.

Working together to enable Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s screen sector to reach its fullest potential.

Areas of focus for 2024
  • Film-friendly Auckland: Helping make filming in Tāmaki Makaurau easier for production companies, filmmakers and crews.
  • Production attraction: Attracting great productions to work in our region by showcasing what Tāmaki Makaurau can deliver.
  • VFX and post-production: Demonstrating the combined scope and capacity of Auckland’s VFX and post-production offering to the world.
View of Auckland city from the top of Mount Eden
  • Matthew Horrocks – Auckland Screen Taskforce Chair; Screen Auckland Manager 

  • Brendon Durey – Managing Director, FilmFX 

  • Clayton Tikao – Location Manager, Film Scouts 

  • Felicity Letcher – Co-founder, Main Reactor 

  • Frith Walker – Head of Placemaking, Eke Panuku Development Auckland 

  • Grant Baker – Chair, Film Auckland; Head of Images and Company Director, Images and Sound 

  • Harry Harrison – Executive Director Business Development, Xytech Studio Management 

  • Jasmine Millet – Head of Creative Industries, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited 

  • Malcolm Lawry – GM Commercial and Business Development, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited 

  • Matt NoonanProducer and Founder of Curious Film 

  • Mel Turner – Co-founder and Producer, Ground Control 

  • Michael Toki-Pangari (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa) – Location Manager 

  • Paul Dickson – Founding Partner, Marketing and Sales Director, Cause and FX 

  • Phil Aitken – Locations Manager, Film Scouts 

  • Rachel Antony – CEO, Greenstone TV 

  • Ryan Chow – Director, New Zealand Youth Film Festival 

  • Sam Ramlu – Managing Director - Method, Director/Executive Producer - Mighty Eyes 

  • Shane Henderson – Councillor, Waitākere Ward; Chairperson, Council-controlled Organisation (CCO) Direction and Oversight Committee 

  • Simon Bridges – CEO, Auckland Business Chamber 

  • Steph Lockwood – Events Practice Manager, Auckland Transport Operations Centre 

  • Shuchi Kothari – Filmmaker; Associate Professor, University of Auckland 

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