Based in National Genre Film

James Solomon & Lissandra Leite

James Solomon - Director

James Solomon is an award winning moving image director based in New Zealand. He is originally from the UK. He works on commercials, music videos and narrative content. He was one of 7 LBB emerging NZ directors in 2015.

His latest short film 'Bound' was nominated for best actor at the 2017 New Zealand film awards, 'McWhopper' won the Cannes Grand Prix in 2016 and was the most nominated campaign of 2016.

He currently has several NZ brand adverts in circulation and of course is working on a blackly comic short film based on the advertising industry called 'A Hole'.


Lissandra Leite - Producer

Lissandra has been working in the screen industry for the last 20 years, having started in London working for Nickelodeon Television. She also worked in well-established London production houses on TVCs and documentaries.

Her producing work ranges from television, music industry, TVCs, short films, documentaries, music videos as well as online and video content, and has worked across a wide range of budgets, crews and productions.

Her most recent work includes producing music videos for top kiwi artists such as Kimbra, Julia Deans, Salmonella Dub, Tiki Taane, and Alien Weaponry. Lissandra has also produced commercial for such brands as Countdown and Vodafone.

James Solomon & Lissandra Leite's Projects