Our Artists

We're proud of our exceptionally creative and experienced artists, with many key staff having been with the company for over 20 years. Equally we recognise the importance of young talent and new ideas. Want to know more about our staff? get in touch!

Brenton Cumberpatch

Senior Flame Artist

Brenton Cumberpatch walks the fine line between artistic wizardry and techno geekery. As  Senior Flame Artist as well as Images & Sound’s Visual Effects Supervisor, Brenton has been creating motion graphics and visual effects for Feature Films, Short Films, Drama Series and Commercial Projects for over 16yrs.

“The Flame’s ability to provide a creative solution for just about any request is truly fantastic, and gives clients a fully interactive artistic process”.

Brenton’s passion for film and television technology ensures Images & Sound lead the way in an ever changing environment.

Tom Miskin

Sound Mixer

As a senior Sound Mixer at Images & Sound, Tom draws on his vast experience and inspirational ideas to bring projects to life.

“I love what I do. I thrive on the different challenges each and every project presents me with and discovering new ways to resolve them while delivering my clients a result they’re proud of.”

After experiencing the music industry as a keyboard player touring North America and Europe in the 90’s, Tom decided to pursue a career in a medium he’d become totally passionate about, and in 2000 he graduated top of the class with a Diploma in Audio Engineering.

“Playing, recording, editing, mixing various instruments together to create a story or an audio landscape are all fundamental functions of both the music and film industries.”

Tom has been recognised for his talents with 5 award nominations over the past 7 years culminating in a win at the Qantas Film & Television Awards in 2010 for Kaitangata Twitch.

Tom's career at Images & Sound has been wide and varied with stand out recent projects being the Feature Films "Capital In The 21st Century", "Born Racer" and "Bellbird" and TV Dramas "The Bad Seed" "Runaway Millionaires" "Jonah" and "800 Words"

And Tom still enjoys keeping his hand music engineering working alongside artists as diverse as Don McGlashan, and Sola Rosa, recording and mixing albums and film scores.

Alana Cotton

Senior Colourist

Baselight Colourist Alana Cotton has developed an exciting client list across all genres. When colouring film, TV, music or commercial projects Alana always brings her passion for storytelling alive.

“Every project is unique and whether you want to enhance what you have captured in camera or inject a new style - I love helping find the best way to creatively tell your story.”

Alana's Feature Film work includes  "Whina",  "Juniper",  and "Millie Lies Low"

Television work includes primetime BBC drama  "The Luminaries",  "Black Hands" and "Creamerie"

Check out her website for more details.

Paul Lear

Senior Colourist

Hailing from California, Paul is a talented and dynamic colourist, offering a wealth of expertise and experience. His creativity, attention to detail and aesthetic vision are combined with an affinity for the latest colouring technology.

"One of my favourite projects to date was the feature “Dead Daughters” which I graded in Russia. There were so many ground breaking looks that it was extremely inspiring to work on."

Regarded as one of the world’s leading Baselight Colourists, Paul travels the globe to grade feature films, and as a Baselight educator for up and coming talent.

“It’s extremely rewarding to share my knowledge of the Baselight Colour Grading system gained from years of hands on experience at Images & Sound.”

Paul is also passionate about his family, photography, hiking and climbing including scaling the great Mount Kilimanjaro in 2009.

Check out Paul's website for more detailed information.

Andrew Mortimer

Senior Flame Artist

Andrew Mortimer came to Images & Sound from the UK after six years editing at the top London facility ‘Rushes’ where he worked on commercials and music clips for artists such as George Michael, Janet Jackson, Robert Palmer and Garageland and was also credited on the Bond movie 'Tomorrow Never Dies'.

Andrew is a fast and inventive online artist, fully conversant with our powerful Flame online suite.

Kim Hickey

Senior Colourist

As one of Images & Sound's most experienced colourists, Kim works in the Baselight Grading theatre colouring Television series, Films and Commercials. Kim brings a wealth of style and experience to every project she works on.

"I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on so many of New Zealand's top Televsion Series throughout my career."

Kim's work includes popular drama series "The Brokenwood Mysteries", "800 Words", "Westside", "Go Girls”, ”Nothing Trivial”, "Step Dave" and "Blue Rose"

Ben Sinclair

Sound Mixer

Ben relocated from Wellington in 2010 where he had worked as a Dialogue editor and ADR recordist for Film and Television as well as a Foley artist, Sound designer and then later Senior engineer at Marmalade Audio.

Since moving to Images & Sound he has focussed on Sound Design and mixing for Feature Film and TV Drama.

“I love creating and manipulating sound and the depth it can add to a story. It can really bring a world to life.”

From subtle and delicate to experimental and brash, Ben’s Sound Design work has featured in everything from TV to Games, Art Galleries to Theatre. More recently his mixing credits include the highly succesful TV series "The Brokenwood Mystieries" and international Feature Films such as "Come To Daddy", "Whina" and "The Tank"

Ben is also a talented composer, and has written music for two childrens television series and numerous commercial clients, including Hotels.com, Subway, Janola, Pascoes, Stevens, Stewart Dawsons, Whitcoulls and the HPV campaign for the Ministry of Health.

Nich Cunningham

Sound Mixer

Nich is a highly qualified and experienced sound engineer, having worked on a variety of post-production and music projects both locally and abroad. With a strong client focus, Nich uses his knowledge and skill to ensure all projects achieve the highest possible standard.

Nich's recent work includes the acclaimed TV series  "Coast",  Short Film "Run Rabbit Run" (Official Selection for NZIFF ,Melbourne International Film Festival & Show ME Shorts)  "The Casketeers"  (winner Best Reality TV series NZ TV Awards  2018)  "DNA Detectives",  "Modern Dinosaurs" and the childrens series "Moe"

Mike Bayliss

Dialogue Editor

Mike has an unbridled passion for sound and is Images & Sound's Senior Dialogue Editor. 

"There have been some great projects that I have worked on over the years, but being part of six Seasons of "Outrageous Fortune", more recently "Born Racer" (The Scott Dixon Story) and the Feature Film -"Come To Daddy", have been real highlights

Mike has been nominated twice as part of the Sound Design team at the Qantas Film and TV Awards (Outrageous Fortune & Go Girls) and in 2018 at the NZTV Awards won Best Contribution to a Soundtrack for "Wanted Series 2"  (with Ben Sinclair, Steve Finnigan & Chris Sinclair)

Recent Projects Mike has worked on include:

Come To Daddy, Born Racer, Kim Dotcom:Caught In The Web, The Dead Lands, Westside, Capital, Fresh Eggs, Wayne, Wanted (Series 2), 800 Words, The Brokenwood Mysteries, Why Does Love, Kiwi, When We Go To War, Hillary, The Free Man.

Steve Finnigan

Head of Sound

Steve Finnigan is our head of sound, as well as Images & Sound's joint Managing Partner.  With over 25 years’ experience in radio and television, he heads up a talented sound team with vast experience in all aspects of Audio Post Production.

Steve is the company's Sound Supervisor and ADR recording specialist for Film and Television Drama projects. He has been on the credit list for many films and TV Dramas nationally and internationally and has a Golden Reel award for his ADR recording on Hercules, The Legendary Journeys and Xena, Warrior Princess  as well as a 2010 Qantas Film and Television award and 2018 NZTV Award.

"It's a great pleasure heading up such a talented sound team; a team that's incredibly proud of the vast contribution they have made to a large number of Film and TV Dramas all over the world.  Our expanding client base internationally for Film and TV projects has been an exciting transition and a great reward for such a hardworking team."

Grant Baker

Head of Images

Grant Baker has a reputation and experience in the industry that is second to none. A highly respected editor, Grant now uses this expertise to complement his role as post production supervisor on many leading New Zealand drama series, feature films and international co-productions.

Grant heads a team of highly acclaimed creative specialists who embrace new technologies lead the field in implementing modern data based workflows.

“Images & Sound’s objective is to be the post production facility that offers the best range of high quality creative services to the film, television and advertising industries”.

Please email Grant Baker  — Company Director

Paul Smith

Post Production Supervisor

As Images & Sound's Post Production Supervisor, Paul Smith looks after some of New Zealand’s top TV shows, as well as local feature films.

After graduating with an Honours in Screen & Media, Paul began working in interactive media design and then moved into post production in 2006.

"I started my interest in post when I was studying graphic design at art school in 1997. I got really inspired by the direct film work of Len Lye;  there was a Steenbeck film editing unit, so I found some old footage and started to have a play."

One of his favourite projects to date was working on The Almighty Johnsons. "It has been a privilege working with the creative talent we have here to help make such a great looking show. From the Foley artists creating unique sounds, to the colourists applying the final grade, we have such a super talented team of people, and I think it shows throughout all our projects"