the iSPARX TEAM
• developing iSPARX for the Immersive Space Programme
>> Production Team [ PlanBETA Bunker & AKL ]
Admin & Designer / Director PlanBETA
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 (Salmonella Dub, James Cabaret).
360° Editor; SFX / Alpha State
Te Atiawa, Taranaki
Qualified in Digital Media, Animation & Digital Video Oscar develops & delivers content for events & sports (Phoenix, All Whites, Silver Ferns, All Blacks, Kiwis, etc) with Monstavision Techfront.
Production Manager / Director PlanBETA
Manager of operations at Plan BETA Arron is production manager for major events (Homegrown, WCC Waitangi Day).
Industrial & Front End Design / Alpha State
Te Atiawa, Taranaki
Bachelor of Design Innovation, Industrial Design from Victoria Cole is recognised for talent & skill in graphics, industrial design & front end web development.
Producer / Founder
Line Producer / PlanBETA | based @ PlanBETA bunker
Te Atiawa, Taranaki
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
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.
>> Lost Boys Digital [ digital team based @ the Bunker & TAG the Agency ]
- Lost Boy HOD Digital
Recent degree from Massey University, Bachelor of Design, Spatial. Finn is a founder of the Lost Boys, the digital department of the Immersive Space Programme.
- Lost Boy Lead Technical
Recent degree from Massey University, Bachelor of Design, Spatial. James is a founder of the Lost Boys, the digital department of the Immersive Space Programme.
- Lost Boy Lead Creative
Recent degree from Massey University, Bachelor of Design, Spatial. Ethan is a founder of the Lost Boys, the digital department of the Immersive Space Programme.
- Intern 3D modelling / Photogrammetry
Studying Design Innovation, Media at Victoria University Sammy has recently immigrated from Germany. Passion in film production & proficient in animation & 3D modelling.
IT / Database Dev Manager (hiring)
HOD database development / IT team
We are looking for a qualified Database developer to design stable and reliable databases, according to our company’s needs. They will be responsible for developing, testing, improving and maintaining new and existing databases to help users retrieve data effectively.
Jos Wheeler - director / dop / documentary maker & photographer / DoP; Pierre Purdue - account manager; Zen Joseph - account manager; John H Morrison - location manager; Isaac Patterson - UAV / 360° camera operator; 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.
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. She is a Trustee of the Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust, a member of the Institute of Directors and in November 2016 became a Tui Ora Director.
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.
Suzanne is an Event Specialist & Producer for the Wellington City Council - also contracted as Maori Arts Advisor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
conversational artificial intelligence
ConnVRse are dedicated to the promotion ofConversational Commerce and Digital Transformation via truly Interactive Cognitive Computing Solutions - all environments, Real, Virtual, Augmented, and everything in between.