Matthew Metcalfe, Director
Matthew Metcalfe has worked in the film and TV industry for 10 years on a number of international award-winning productions. He developed and produced the feature co-production Nemesis Game with Lions Gate Entertainment and co-produced the German telefeature Das Traumshiff (Polython Films gmbH) and the German mini-series Bird of Paradise (Klingsor Films gmbH). Metcalfe directed, wrote and produced the Inside New Zealand documentary Iraq Kiwi Guns for Hire. In 2006, he produced the United Kingdom/New Zealand feature co-production The Ferryman and the German feature Kreuzfahrt Ins Glück Hochzeitsreise Nach Neuseeland, a joint venture between GFC Media and Polython Film gmbH of Germany.
Julia Parnell, Producer
Producer Julia Parnell is one half of the central management team running New Zealand-based production company ButoBase. She is passionate about the documentary genre and is committed to innovative and engaging storytelling. Parnell is a creative producer with a wide-ranging catalogue consisting of numerous observational documentary series for New Zealand television as well an award-nominated comedy series, Wayne Anderson Singer of Songs.