MIKE KELLAND

Camera Operator // DP // Editor

Christchurch, NZ

// CASE STUDIES

'PECKING ORDER'

Producer, Editor & Cinematographer

 

★★★★

“A HEARTWARMING KIWI CLASSIC”

Francesca Rudkin, NZ HERALD

 

★★★★

DOMINION POST

 

'Pecking Order' is a feature documentary directed by Slavko Martinov, made in conjunction with the New Zealand Film Commission and distributed by Vendetta in Australasia and with sales through Seville International. It won the Vista Film Marketing prize in 2016 thanks to Slavko's excellent pitch.

 

Only recently completed, the film World Premiered at Hot Docs, the Canadian International Documentary Festival. It then premiered locally at the New Zealand International Film Festival on May 9th 2017. New Zealand cinema release followed and the film is now approaching $500,000 at the box office, staying in the top ten for 4 weeks, with new cinemas added each week.

 

The film recently screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Documentary Film. It then heads to Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival, who are calling it "one of this year’s don’t miss films". Next up will be the Australian premiere at the Melbourne

★★★★

RADIO NZ

★★★★

THE PRESS

★★★★

OTAGO DAILY TIMES

★★★★★

Kay Smith, EDINBURGHGUIDE.COM

International Film Festival in August, with Australian general release to follow.

 

Additional cinematography on the film was by Julian Vares, James Ellis, Richard Lord, Slavko Martinov and Whare Pullan.

 

For more information check out: www.peckingordermovie.com

'PROPAGANDA'

Producer & Editor

 

Mike edited and co-produced the feature film ‘Propaganda’ in 2012, together with director Slavko Martinov. Hailed as “genius” by Michael Moore, it was awarded the Founders Grand Prize for ‘Best Film’ at his 2013 Traverse City Film Festival.

 

It topped Indiewire’s top 10 films to watch out for at IDFA 2012, where it had its world premiere. Before this it had been anonymously released on YouTube, gaining over 3 million channel views. This was followed by The Independent declaring it "The real viral hit of 2012" and Films for Action rating it their Number One film for 2012. In 2013, it was awarded a Special Mention at the Biografilm Festival in Italy, and went on to screen at festivals including Raindance and CPH:DOX.

 

"In the end, Propaganda is propaganda that skewers propaganda. This is more than a clever conceit - it’s important, imperfect, and wildly influential." Josh Goller, Spectrumculture.com

 

For more information check out: www.propagandafilm.net

// SELECTED CREDITS

 

 

CAMERA OPERATOR // DP

 

'Pecking Order' DP - feature documentary - New Zealand Film Commission, Vendetta, Seville International & sabineprogram

 

'A Place to Remember' DP - 1 hr documentary for TVNZ and online - Belmont Productions

 

'A Mark in the Ground' DP - 1/2 hr documentary for international distribution - Belmont Productions

 

'Christchurch: The Ever Evolving City' DP - Feature length documentary for Future Christchurch - Belmont Productions

 

'One 16th' DP - 1hr Inside New Zealand documentary for TV3 - 33 Media Ltd

 

'The Nip Tuck Trip' DP - 1hr Inside New Zealand documentary for TV3, filmed in NZ and Kuala Lumpur - 33 Media Ltd

 

'Brut Force' DP - 1/2hr Artsville documentary for TVNZ - Production Line

 

'Touch Wood' DP - 1hr Exposé documentary for TVNZ - Production Line

 

'Life on the Street' DP - 1hr DNZ documentary for TVNZ - Production Line

 

'American Highway' DP - 6 x 1/2hr documentary series for TV3, filmed across the USA - Production Line

 

'Tarawera Ultra Marathon 2014 & 2015' Camera operator - 1 x 1/2 hour programme for SKY Sport and international distribution - Kinetic Media

 

'Salsa Sensations' DP - Feature length documentary (in production), filmed in NZ and Los Angeles - Dips & Tricks

 

INZONE - various promotional videos for the Inzone Careers Bus and Kiosks since 2008. Videos filmed included ASB, Massey University, University of Canterbury, MITO, HITO, EXITO, ESITO, DHB's, Queenstown Resort College and many more - Belmont Productions

 

'STA Travel' DP - Nationally airing 30sec TVC - Production Line

 

'Myth Reducer' DP - Music video for Sleeping Dogs - Belmont Productions

 

'Climbers' DP - Music video for Sleeping Dogs - Belmont Productions

 

'Waitaki Dam' DP - 1/2 hr documentary for Meridian - Upside Down Productions

 

'The NASDA Experience' Camera operator - Promo for CPIT - Belmont Productions

 

'CPIT Musical Arts' Camera operator - Promo for CPIT - Belmont Productions

 

'St John's 24/7' Camera operator - 1hr documentary for TVNZ - Raconteur Productions

 

'St John's Life Link' DP - Nationally airing 30sec TVC - Raconteur Productions

 

'International Track Meet 2013 & 2014' Camera operator - 1/2 hour programme for SKY Sport - Kinetic Media

 

'Sport Canterbury' Camera operator - Promo for Sport Canterbury - Belmont Productions

 

'NZ Elite National Cycling Road Championships - 2010' Camera Operator - SKY Sports 1 coverage - Kinetic Media

 

'The Story of Suzanne Aubert' Camera operator - 1 hour French produced documentary on the saintly New Zealand nun - Perisphere Films

 

'Ils sont venus du Bout du Monde.' or ' They came from the uttermost ends of the Earth' Camera operator - 1hr documentary filmed in France about the liberation of Les Quesnoy by New Zealand soldiers in 1918 - Perisphere Films

 

'TV3 Official Millennium Celebration coverage' Camera operator - New Year's 2000 - live and pre-recorded segments, filmed on the Chatham Islands - Raconteur Productions

 

 

 

//EDITOR

 

'Pecking Order' Editor, Colorist & Producer - feature documentary - New Zealand Film Commission, Vendetta, Seville International & sabineprogram

 

'Propaganda' Editor, Online & Producer - Feature film - Sabine Program

 

'Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu' Co-Editor with Richard Lord - 8 x episode web documentary series - Te Rūnanga o Ngāī Tahu

 

'A Mark in the Ground' Editor & Online - 1 x 1/2 hour documentary for international distribution - Belmont Productions

 

'Resume Play' Editor & Online - 1 x 1 hour documentary for SKY, TVONE and international distribution - Belmont Productions

 

'Christchurch: The Ever Evolving City' Editor & Online - Feature length documentary for Future Christchurch - Belmont Productions

 

'Tour of Southland 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016' Editor & Online - 6 x 1/2 hour programmes for SKY Sport - Kinetic Media

 

'NZ Winter Games 2011, 2013 & 2015' Editor - 10 x 1/2 hour programmes for SKY Sport and international distribution - Kinetic Media

 

'One 16th' Editor, Online & Producer - TV3 - 1 hour documentary - 33 Media Ltd

 

'The Nip Tuck Trip' Editor, Online & Associate Producer - TV3 - 1 hour documentary - 33 Media Ltd

 

'Tarawera Ultra Marathon 2014 & 2015' Editor, 1/2 hour programme for SKY Sport and international distribution - Kinetic Media

 

'Challenge Bahrain' On location Editor & post show Editor, 1 hour programme for international distribution - Kinetic Media

 

'Challenge Wanaka 2014, 2015 & 2017' Editor, 1 hour programme for SKY and international distribution - Kinetic Media

 

'New Zealand On A Plate' Editor & Online - Channel 7 (AUS), Sky (AUS), TVNZ, Inflight (AirNZ) - 8 x 1/2 hour series - Destination Television

 

'Brut Force' - 1/2hr TVNZ, 'Touch Wood' - 1hr TVNZ, 'Life on the Street' - 1hr TVNZ & 'American Highway' Edit & Online - 6 x 1/2hr TV3 - documentaries produced by Production Line & Directed by Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

 

'Bridging the Gap' Editor & Online - Prime TV & Rialto Cinemas - 1 hour documentary on an Australasian medical team operating on cleft lip and palate patients in Nepal - Belmont Productions

 

'Animation Station' Editor & Online - TV3 - Series 1 (40 x episodes) & Series 2 (60 x episodes) - Raconteur Productions

 

'UCI Juniors World Track Championships 2012' Editor & Online - SKY Sport - 1 hour programme - Kinetic Media

 

'UCI Juniors World Track Championships 2012' VNR/Webisode Editor - 6 x daily packages - Kinetic Media

 

'Waka Reo' Editor & Online - Series 3 - Maori TV - 7 x 1/2 hour reality series - Ngai Tahu Communications

 

'NZ Elite National Cycling Road Championships 2011 & 2012' - Editor & Online for SKY Sports 1 coverage - Kinetic Media

 

'International Track Meet 2013 & 2014' Editor & Online - 1/2 hour programme for SKY Sport - Kinetic Media

 

'NZ Winter Games 2009' Mobile editor for SKY Sport - Kinetic Media

 

'Shiver Roses' Online - Music video for Von Voin Strum - Belmont Productions

 

'The NASDA Experience' Editor & Online - Promo for NASDA CPIT - Belmont Productions

 

'CPIT Musical Arts' Editor & Online - Promo for Musical Arts dept CPIT - Belmont Productions

 

'Orion - Restoring your network' Editor & Online - 20min documentary for Orion - Upside Down Productions

 

'Sport Canterbury' Editor & Online- Promo for Sport Canterbury - Belmont Productions

 

INZONE Edit - various promotional videos for the Inzone Careers Bus and Kiosks since 2008. Videos edited include ASB, Massey University, University of Canterbury, MITO, HITO, EXITO, ESITO, DHB's, Queenstown Resort College and many more - Belmont Productions.

 

'Myth Reducer' Editor & Online - Music video for Sleeping Dogs - Belmont Productions

 

 

Available for freelance or contract work

mike@productionline.co.nz

cell +64 21 077 3549

www.productionline.co.nz

31 Southwark Street

Central Christchurch

New Zealand