Samson Rambo, Ian Leaupepe, Alex Lovell & Eldon Booth
Samson Rambo (pictured left) is a director on the rise, as evidenced by his nomination for Best Music Video at this year's Pacific Music Awards. The video for “Love and Affection” by Three Houses Down has accumulated over one million views on YouTube, a staggering achievement for a group not signed to a major label. Samson has worked as a director, camera operator and editor on several dance videos made for broadcast in addition to television work for TV3, Malosi Pictures, Fresh TV and Maori Television.
Ian Leaupepe (pictured right) is an emerging director studying a Bachelor of Arts in media, film and television at University of Auckland. In 2013, Ian attended the New Zealand Film and Television School in Wellington, graduating as part of Crew 25. Since that time, Ian has also directed and edited music videos for a range of South Auckland-based recording artists. Currently, he works part-time as a camera operator and editor for commercial online content.
Since 2014, Alex Lovell and Eldon Booth have worked together developing narrative film projects under the Run Charlie Films banner. In 2016, they made the hit Loading Docs film “Mister Sunshine”, a documentary about Auckland’s flamboyant shoeshine man Larry Woods. The short film was awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick and has recently been invited to screen in a showcase at Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. Eldon and Alex also collaborate on commercial content for OBD Ltd (a company founded by Alex in 1999). Previous work includes online and broadcast video for companies including Tourism New Zealand, New Zealand Post, Air New Zealand and Sky Television.