Trans-Tasman Sheep Dog Trials

We have recently returned from Taupo where we were filming the Trans Tasman Sheepdog Trials for Country TV (Channel 081 on Sky TV). It was a lot of fun, despite the terrible weather. The competition was held at Aratiatia Station, with beautiful rural backgrounds. It featured the top 4 competitors and their dogs from New … Read more

Alltech commercials

We have just arrived back from filming a series of Alltech commercials for Country TV. We had all types of weather to deal with… fog, sunshine, rain and meteor showers (or not) but we came away with some great testimonials from our Waikato district farmers. Wwe even got licked by an over-friendly cow. We met … Read more

Lights, camera…. neigh? Never work with animals

It turns out Falkor did not want his moment in the lime light, well it was more of a grey light really as the weather wasn’t too good either. He would not move leaving our poor bikini model stranded. Maybe next time we should cast him as a statue. What do they say? Never work … Read more

What do a sheep & a horse have in common?

What do a sheep and a horse have in common? They are both starring in a comedy sketch we are filming this month. Geordie our borrowed sheep had her shots (not flu shots) last week and was a star on set and she even blessed our camera by sneezing all over it. Falkor’s moment to … Read more

Mercer Cup – Pony Club Event

This month we donned our wellies and headed off to make a documentary about a pony club event. The kids were absolutely amazing and they weren’t camera shy at all. The parents were very brave watching their small dots fly over logs and obstacles while remaining (most of the time) firmly attached to their ponies. … Read more

The Aghast Raisin Man Show theme tune

The Aghast Raisin Man Show is in production! We recently went into the Earwig studios with a great band called Tweed to record the Theme Tune. The recording process was quite chilled out. Tweed somehow managed to compose it brilliantly from my (possibly vague) instructions. It is exactly what I had in mind. They really … Read more

Down, Across & Up – On Country TV

Down, Across & Up will air on Country TV (in NZ) on the 3rd of July at 8:30pm. The Country Channel is channel 081 on Sky TV. Genevieve had always dreamed of riding her horse all around New Zealand. When she met Kerrin and he was keen to join her, everything fell into place. It … Read more