the iSPARX TEAM
• developing iSPARX for the Immersive Space Programme
>> Lost Boys Digital
- HoD digital
Taranaki (NPBH) Finn is a founder of the Lost Boys, the digital department of the Immersive Space Programme. Finn is Head of Digital, has assumed the role of COO & maintains a Directorship in the Immersive Space Programme.
Massey University, Bachelor of Design, Spatial.
- lead technical
Lower Hutt born & breed, recent graduate from Massey University, Bachelor of Design, Spatial. James is a founder of the Lost Boys, the digital department of the Immersive Space Programme. James is the Lead Technical of Digital & CTO of the Immersive Space Programme.
Massey University, Bachelor of Design, Spatial.
Taranaki (NPBH) Ethan is a founder of the Lost Boys, the digital department of the Immersive Space Programme. Ethan has a Creative role in the Immersive Space Programme & will manage media production when a studio is developed.
Massey University, Bachelor of Design, Spatial.
- graphic design / UI
A digital designer equipped with a typographic and information design background; ensures design and build concepts that allocate for user experience and concisely meet client and users needs.
Based in Auckland Nathan joins the team as UI designer. By coincidence he has a Bachelor of Design from Massey University.
>> Plan BETA operations [ @ the Bunker ]
Line Producer / PlanBETA | Te Atiawa, Taranaki | based @ PlanBETA bunker
Producer & Creative / New Media Artist with international cognisance in experiential media, arts & entertainment / developer of creative projects / & maker of iconic events.
/ active in Wellington, Auckland, Melbourne & elsewhere / of Ati Awa / from Aotearoa / live in New Zealand / reside in Wellington / work from home, office & studio / creative by any means necessary! / Guilty of ART!//
operations manager (hiring)
Operations Manager / Agent / Administrator /
Operations Manager role is to ensure that all aspects of our integrated marketing campaigns & events are successfully delivered to the client.
This role is also responsible for the fiscal health of the program and for communicating effectively with the team and the client.
>> Production Team [ PlanBETA - WLG & AKL ]
admin & designer / director PlanBETA
The Bunker | Audrey has qualifications in Visual Communication & skill as a designer & artist; talent in painting chairs & weaving harekeke; & valuable administration & executive PA experience of events, tours & venues.
360° editor; SFX / Alpha State
Auckland | Te Atiawa, Taranaki | Qualified in Digital Media, Animation & Digital Video Oscar develops & delivers content & visuals (LED & OB) for events & sports with Monstavision Techfront.
production manager / director PlanBETA
Auckland | Production Manager & Director at Plan BETA Arron is production manager for major events (Homegrown, WCC Waitangi Day) & a key supplier for several large scale tour, concerts & major events.
industrial & front end design / Alpha State
The Bunker | Te Atiawa, Taranaki | Bachelor of Design Innovation, Industrial Design from Victoria with a Post Grad Diploma in front end web development Cole is acknowledged for talent & skill in graphics & design..
UAV / Camera operator
Wellington & Auckland | UAV Pilot & DoP - Isaac is the owner operator of SkyZone, premier drone flight & aerial capture UAV company working on point cloud & high quality video & stills capture Nationwide.
Jos Wheeler - director / dop / documentary maker & photographer / DoP; Pierre Purdue - account manager; Zen Joseph - account manager; John H Morrison - location manager; Roger Jay Johnson - account manager; Mac Te Ngahue - education & culture; Tavita David Saena - documentary maker / director / location manager; Chris CK Payton - audio engineer; Darryl DLT Thompson - music producer / artist / activist. Contractors are located across New Zealand predominantly Auckland & Wellington but also Dunedin, Nelson, Hawkes Bay & Rotorua. Other featured & regular contractors are based in Melbourne, Sydney, Los Angeles, Singapore & Paris + PlanBETA engages several reputable artists globally...
Te Atiawa, Taranaki | Shelley Kopu is the Employment Relations Manager and Legal Counsel at ASB Bank in Auckland. In a career that has spanned more than 20 years she has held senior management positions in large private companies, law and accountancy firms. A member of the Institute of Directors she is a Trustee of the Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust, a Tui Ora Director & Director on the board Papa Rererangi i Puketapu (PRIP) New Plymouth Airport.
Pākehā, Ngāti Maniapoto | Reuben is the Director of Pātaka Art+Museum in Wellington – one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s highest visited regional institutions that specialises in Māori and indigenous art from the Pacific rim. From 2009 to 2013 Reuben was the Curator of Māori and Pacific Arts at City Gallery Wellington and in 2014 he was appointed to the position of Exhibitions Officer at Logan Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia. He has curated numerous exhibitions with many leading artists from Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada and the Pacific. He has a Masters in Māori Visual Arts and Post Graduate Museum Studies qualifications from Te Pūtahi ā Toi School of Māori Visual Arts at Massey University in Palmerston North.
technology evangelist & entrepreneur
A world leader in data visualization and founder of several successful interactive media businesses including terabyte Interactive now recognised as the oldest multimedia company in the world. Craig is expert at developing technology strategies to address opportunities and pioneered the first online real-time 3D graphics for the America’s Cup as co-founder of virtual spectator. He also spent several years developing and exploiting data capture to create 3D parallel racing for WRC TV coverage .
In 2013 craig founded a revolutionary new patented video service platform called SuiteBox a leader in virtual banking and the first to enable digital signing of contracts while in a digital workspace. Recently returned to sports and founded centurion cricket club in partnership with magnify with the goal of commercialising and developing AR and VR technologies for cricket globally.
agent / account manager
Matt has had over 25 years experience in entertainment/sports and technology sectors and launched the augmented and virtual reality company Magnify World in 2014. (www.magnifyworld.com) The company offers expert industry advice in AR/VR and offers a range of solutions in this growing industry.
Matt has been a regular on stage moderator and has recently been presenting in Shanghai at the Yangpu Innovation forum as a guest of the local district government alongside Ali Sports.
solicitor & legal representation.
Wellington based lawyer Kevin Smith has represented Plan BETA Limited since incorporation & now acts for Immersive Space Programme Limited. He has broad knowledge in commercial law & provides a basis to company decisions on intellectual property, agreements & contracting including licensing.
curator / kaitiaki
Muaupoko (Rangitane, Te Ati Awa, Te Arawa, Ngai Tahu) | Shane is kaitiaki (guardian) of the Maori collection at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa - Collections Manager.
Artist Shane James, Muaupoko (Rangitane, Te Ati Awa, Te Arawa, Ngai Tahu) draws on extensive travel and experience with other cultures to pursue his own cultural identity through art. “Experiencing the rich culture of other people has helped build an appreciation of their culture, and also of my own” he says.
event specialist / producer
Tuhoe | Ati is the Public Engagement Facilitator & Event Specialist at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Ati Teepa is Tuhoe and lives in Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui. Raised in Ruatoki on his many marae, he credits falling off horses and going ‘up the bush’ with his dad and uncles as the best schools he ever went to.
Te Arawa, Ngāti Maniapoto and Tūhoe | Suzanne Tamaki is a New Zealand fibre-based artist of Te Arawa, Ngāti Maniapoto and Tūhoe descent. She operates under the label Native Sista and was one of the founding members of the Pacific Sisters. Informed by indigenous concerns of Aotearoa, New Zealand, Tamaki’s jewellery, fashion and photography portrays a reclamation of colonised spaces.
CEO and co-founder of Eight Wire, a data exchange software service.
Coming from a business intelligence background, Jason was frustrated with the challenges and risk of moving information between technology systems. Eight Wire was founded to give governments and financial services organisations a secure and flexible method to share information. This has led to delivery of a cloud-hosted SaaS product that meets the technical, political and security needs of the worlds largest enterprises.
A destination for event & media rich content - we produce + event / image / design//
Plan BETA help clients inspire spectacular & engaging experiences: events, promotions, design, digital, print & engagement; innovators in exhibits, social & mobile, location & moving image. >> online / offline / live / interactive//
Lost Boys Digital
Digital 3D & 360° build
With projects at Te Papa, AbTeC (Canada) & major public events involving huge AR subjects & VR installations the Lost Boys team has established a presence... a fresh startup the Lost Boys have spent a year as interns on projects from Mahuki (Te Papa incubator) & Plan BETA while completing degrees & eventually taking a residency at Toi Poneke. The residency was an opportunity to develop the basis of a business that would contribute independently to the Immersive Space Programme by Plan BETA.
Cole Holyoake Design & indie[prod]:OscarHolyoake
+ design graphics, web & industrial. www.coleholyoake.com
+ editing & video SFX; 360° video & media production, after effects & SFX.
+ audio & LX; studio production.