Based in National Genre Film

Jericho Rock-Archer, Joshua Rollo & Phillip Rollo

Jericho Rock-Archer is a filmmaker and writer currently living in Japan. At Otago University he studied Anthropology before taking his Masters of Science Communication in Documentary Filmmaking. During his time there he produced a short documentary titled Dark Sky with his collaborator Laura Sargisson; a film about the beauty of the night sky and one town’s quest to protect it. In Japan he has contributed to magazines and newspapers, as well as continuing to develop film projects with his team back in New Zealand. Returning in August 2017 he plans to hit the ground running by chasing down captivating kiwi stories and showcasing the beauty and diversity that Aotearoa has to offer.

Joshua Rollo was only good at two subjects at high school, accounting and media studies. Not knowing if he should be a filmmaker or a chartered accountant, he went to Victoria University of Wellington to study both disciplines. He learnt art and commerce can be woven together to form a stronger, more impactful outcome. He currently works at one of New Zealand’s leading advertising agencies. Working on some of our country’s leading brands and government agencies, he has learnt the importance of perfectionism. Joshua loves everything film. In the last year, he has been lucky enough to work on serval film productions including a Hollywood feature film and a Netflix docudrama.

Phillip Rollo is a sports journalist for Fairfax NZ. Based in his hometown of Nelson, he has covered many national and international events including the 2011 Rugby World Cup and 2015 Cricket World Cup. A keen photographer, Phillip specialises in visually-led journalism. He was a finalist for the TP McLean New Zealand Sports Journalism Awards in 2016 and 2015 and is a three-time finalist for the New Zealand Football Media Association Awards. Union is his third film project, having entered 48Hours on two occasions.

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