Our Staff

Tui Ruwhiu

Tui Ruwhiu

Executive Director

Tui started in TV as a production assistant. He went on to line produce, then write, direct, produce and exec. produce before setting up a boutique marketing communications company. He returned to the screen industry to work primarily as a film producer.

Shamin Yazdani

Shamin Yazdani

Events & Marketing Coordinator

Shamin is an Iranian-Kiwi creative professional and multidisciplinary artist active in storytelling across diverse mediums and platforms. She grew up in Aotearoa and began her professional journey in the UAE and London, steadily advancing to creative producing in broadcast television. Shamin’s contributions in film and creative direction have featured on various platforms and publications including BBC World News, Vogue Arabia, Elle Arabia, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, The Gulf Film Festival, MENA Film Festival, and London Shubbak Festival. As a first generation New Zealander, Shamin has a high regard for the art and power of the screen industry to foster empathy and connection, and is interested in narratives that explore the nuances of identity, belonging, and the human experience.

Isabelle (Izzi) Hoskyn

Isabelle (Izzi) Hoskyn

Events & Membership Coordinator

Isabelle Hoskyn (she/her) is a film and theatre practitioner based in Tāmaki Makarau, born and raised in Washington, D.C. Her screen work explores queerness and feminine rage through the lens of magical realism, blurring the line between live-action and animation. She is currently producing THE CREATURE, a queer horror web series set to release in 2024. In theatre, she works as a Lighting Designer and Technician, with her most notable work being Q Theatre’s 2023 season of BOOM SHANKAR.

Yvonne Morrison

Yvonne Morrison

Accounts Manager

Yvonne is a seasoned finance professional with a passion for making “the accounts” easy for purpose led organisations. Discovering the Creative and Arts sector, eight years ago, when temping at the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and hasn’t looked back since. She supports Orchestras and Theatre, mental well being for Rangatahi as well as volunteering locally to feed families with newborns and now also DEGANZ.

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