Vivienne Stone is a Producer who in her 20 year career has worked across pretty much all arts mediums and in both the arts and commercial sectors.
She’s produced short films ranging from Simon Perkins Horseplay 1993 to Swansong by Kirsty Cameron 2012.
In the digital arena she pitched and won the job to produce Te Papa’s 12 touchscreen interactives. Still on display today the $1 million budget was the largest multi-media budget in NZ at the time (1996). She established Saatchi & Saatchi NZ’s Interactive Division in 1998 with a team that went on to win numerous awards of international digital distinction. Including a Cannes Cyber Lion for the delivery of adidas’ World Cup 2002 Interactive Campaign in 8 languages and with an unprecedented level of engagement for adidas.
In 2007 as General Manager of digital outfit Talk Me Into It, she delivered Olay for You.com for Procter & Gamble. This personal advisor app moved such high volumes of skin care that the P&G President made note of it in his 2007 report to Wall St.
As Director of South Island Arts Projects (1994) Vivienne was involved as writer/editor/producer on a number of print publications. In 2006 she co-authored with Gisella Carr a report for NZT&E Objects of Desire: export strategies for NZ’s visual arts and crafts, and most recently the book accompanying the Objectspace exhibition (co-curated with Kirsty Cameron and Katie Lockhart) Nanette Cameron design legend 2013.
She's worked in brand strategy and business development for culturally related brands including Toi Maori, Ngai Tahu and ART - Auckland Regional Trust's Arts Board.
She spent three and a half years working alongside Lisa Reihana producing in Pursuit of Venus a 30 x 4 metre video wall. Reappraising the French panoramic wallpaper Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique 1804, the artwork’s 2015 completion will see it commence an exhibiting programme of galleries and museums worldwide.
She’s partner in, and producer of podgardening.co.nz. A bunch of videos and a website jam packed with luscious looking images and information on how to grow edible gardens.
Rachel first worked with Vivienne in 1997 at Terabyte Interactive, one of New Zealand’s pioneer Digital Agencies. She’s worked as a Producer/Information Architect for some of New Zealand’s biggest brands, including NZ lotteries (www.mylotto.co.nz), House of Travel, Kiwibank and Toyota NZ. She spent time working at a digital agency in London during the dotcom boom (and crash), and several years at Datacom in Auckland and developed more formal project/process management skills on large, technical projects. She was one of the core team with Talk Me Into It, developing Olay for You.
She has a degree in Communication Studies from AUT, and a diploma in Art and Design from Whitecliffe School of Art and Design.
Rachel’s a whizz at turning conversations from a whiteboard & sketches on a napkin into wireframes and sitemaps. She researches, creates mockups and prototypes, and documents not only what’s being built, but who is doing which piece. With an eye for details, as the project evolves she’ll liaise between the team, managing the development & delivery.
Kirsty Cameron (Creative Director) is a film maker and a costume designer with over 25 years experience. She has written and directed 5 short films including Cross My Heart (2008) and Swan Song (2012) which both featured in the NZ International Film Festival. She also directed the short film, Turncoats with Nom D for their fashion week presentation in 2009.
As a costume designer she has helped make memorable some of New Zealand film’s most beloved characters including among others Paikea in Whalerider, In My Father’s Den, Rain, Katherine Mansfield in Bliss, and Jean Batten. Kirsty has also developed the Godmother design label as a collection of limited edition woollen pieces for the home and body.