TEAM

CHAZ HARRIS | WRITER | DIRECTOR | PRODUCER

Chaz has lived in New Zealand since 2006 but originally comes from the UK where he worked in a number of industry roles including on-set on several features and as part of the development team at Miramax Films. Chaz co-founded production company Seriously Entertainment in 2006 and went on to make a short film inspired by the death of his father called The Shoe Box which launched online. The film was sponsored by Kumfs Shoes and went on to screen on New Zealand’s specialist film channel Rialto in 2009 and resulted in his becoming a finalist for SPADA New Filmmaker of the Year (2007).

In 2010, he wrote, directed and produced the 10 episode web comedy 101 Dates which followed Alice Chapman and her pursuit for love by video dating on the world wide web. The series was sponsored by Mojo Coffee and was selected by the 2011 Los Angeles Web Series Festival going on to win 7 Outstanding Achievement Awards in writing, directing, cinematography, editing, lead actress, guest actor and Outstanding Comedy Series. Having been developing a number of feature film projects over the last few years, “Broken Glass” marks his first venture into the fantasy genre.

ELEANOR COOKE | PRODUCER

Eleanor Cooke graduated from the New Zealand Drama School in 2010 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts Management. Later that year, Eleanor worked as the Stage Manager on “Project Born”, a high-end lingerie fashion show in benefit of the Neonatal Trust involving WETA Workshop and sponsored by Mojo Coffee. The show involved 150 people with over 60 performers across two nights and raised over $45,000 for the Neonatal Trust NZ.

In 2011, Eleanor produced the play “Big Trouble in Small Newtown” as part of the Fringe festival, was Assistant Stage Manager for the NZ School of Music’s Opera “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and was the Stage Manager for Capital E’s “Songs of the Sea Tour”. More recently, Eleanor produced the highly acclaimed new stage musical “Lonely Heart” at BATS Theatre in Wellington and “Broken Glass” will mark her first film producing role.

LANCE LONES | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lance Lones is a rocket scientist (no, really!) and astronomer who accidentally landed in the entertainment industry due to a strange series of events involving a container load of persimmons, and a busload of Albanian nuns. Holding a BFA in Visual Arts and a BS in Physics from the University of California, Lance has spent the last decade or so on contract as a senior software architect building and supervising the colour and production pipelines for the visual effects in a number of major motion pictures, including: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, I, Robot, King Kong, X-men: The Last Stand, Eragon, 30 Days of Night, The Water Horse, and Avatar.

As a partner in Seriously Entertainment, Lance has also worked with Chaz on his first two NZ-made short film projects Living With Rats and In Your Dreams as Director of Photography. In his former life, Lance has variously worked as a tour guide at Paramount Pictures, started an internet company right at the crest of the first great dot-com bust, explored for oil in Texas and now spends much of his free time upside down in an airplane a few thousand feet above the southern Wairarapa in the hope that one day he’ll grow up to be an astronaut. Lance served as Executive Producer and Cinematographer on the web comedy series 101 Dates, winning an award for his work and currently works with Rubber Monkey in Wellington.

MATT SHARP | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Matt Sharp studied at the NZ Film School and his screen credits as a Director of Photography include the feature films Eternity and When Night Falls directed by Alex Galvin along with the short films Baby, Dusk, Aroha Mai, Juiced and One Last Goodbye. Matt also worked as a Gaffer and in the lighting team on the short films Pacific Dreams, The King Boys and The Word. Other screen credits in lighting include Avatar, The Water Horse, X-Men: The Last Stand, King Kong, Eagle vs. Shark, Blackspot, The Hothouse and Insider’s Guide to Love.

SCOTT MILLIGAN | EDITOR

Scott completed a Graduate Diploma in Post-Production at the Christchurch CPIT Broadcasting School after studying Multimedia at the National College of Design and Technology. He then worked in Australia for two movie download websites running Post-Production and helped launch the world’s first legal ‘Download to Own’ movie service. Scott currently works in Advertising for Stuff.co.nz in Wellington and has worked on several short films and commercial projects in varying roles doing motion graphics, compositing and continuity. These include short films Lotto Dreamin’, Fallen, With Firm Intent and commercial projects for BeGorgeous and Samsung.

Scott has also designed websites for The Quarry Films and The Wellington Actors Studio. In early 2010, Scott did continuity and motion graphics for the V48 Hour Film Festival film Balls and Chain which went on to win a number of awards at the Wellington finals including the coveted “Best Film” award. In 2011, Scott teamed up with Chaz Harris and Sarah Harpur for a parody of the Kate Bush song “Wuthering Heights”. He currently works as an Editor for Propeller Productions in Wellington.

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