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It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday! In the lead up to Mother’s Day, Noel Leeming’s campaign is making the rounds on TV, digital, and social platforms. The offline edit for the 30-second spot was done by our member Ben Chesters.

Created by TBWA\NZ, the campaign aims to continue to build on the ‘Always happy to help’ brand Noel Leeming has been pushing.

The commercial spot joins Ben’s large portfolio of advertising work, including the recent Lotto NZ Imagine On Ice campaign.

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Film Construction’s Perry Bradley (DEGANZ) has been nominated for the Best Direction category at Australia’s 43rd AWARD Awards.

The nomination is for his work on NZ Blood campaign Unseen Emergencies, which details the need for blood supply and the importance of donating. New Zealander Alex O’Shaughnessy is also a finalist for Best Editing on the campaign. 

The AWARD Awards attract over 2,000 entries in the following categories: Advertising, Design, Craft, Film & Entertainment, Purpose, Innovation, Media & Planning. The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association hosts the annual ceremony to celebrate and support the creative industries. It will take place in Sydney on May 20th.

Here is the complete list of finalists. All the best to Perry and the other Kiwi nominees.

The Guild congratulates Jamie Lawrence (DEGANZ) for being a finalist at the 2022 Axis Awards as the director of Lotto NZ’s Imagine On Ice campaign. Fellow member Ben Chesters is also a featured editor for the campaign.

The Imagine On Ice campaign commercial explores the scope and potential of Lotto to change the lives of New Zealanders. Produced by Eight Productions, the commercial is a finalist in multiple categories at the Axis Awards. Along with being up for Direction, the campaign is nominated for Editing, Cinematography, Visual Effects and Art Direction.

The 2022 Axis Awards ceremony will be streamed on March 17 from 2pm. Click here to see the complete list of finalists.

DEGNZ member and editor Luke Haigh won big at the Axis Awards, the local NZ advertising awards held in March. Luke took home four of the six editing awards given out on the night.

He won Gold for editing on Toyota Hilux Unbreakable Bond, a Silver for editing on Chorus Badnet and two Bronze for editing on Worksafe and BNZ. Congratulations Luke!


Come join us for networking drinks at Screenlink on October 10, hosted by Directors & Editors Guild of NZ with New Zealand Advertising Producers Group and Ngā Aho Whakaari.

Director Robin Walters will share on his career in commercials, spanning over 25 years in New Zealand and abroad, and reflect on the changing nature of the industry

Robin has been providing his unique approach to commercials for over a decade, having worked with brands including Ebay, NZTA, Hyundai, Nibble, McDonald’s and Spark. He joined Black Stump Films and later Curious and Robber’s Dog. Earlier this year, Robin started TUTU FILMS with wife Sam.

Known for both comedy and drama, Robins’ work has been commended throughout the industry as some of the most honest and funniest to come out of Australasia in recent years.

WHEN  Wed 10 October, 6 – 8PM. Talk kicks off at 6:30PM.
WHERE  Longroom (Short Rm), 114 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland

Cash Bar // Nibbles provided

DEGNZ, NZAPG & NAW members – Free
Non-members – $5 koha appreciated