Producer - Arani Cuthbert

Arani is an award-winning producer who has made some of NZ’s most popular TV entertainment shows and the box office hit theatrical documentary The Topp Twins, Untouchable Girls, which in 2009 won Best Feature at the NZ Film and TV Awards, People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and more than 20 other international awards, selling to Australia, North America, Netherlands, Japan and the UK. In 2010 Arani received the Women in Film and TV Award for Outstanding Achievement and a Producer Award from the NZ Film Commission. Most recently she has produced three series of the top-rating TVNZ show Topp Country. 

Director - Felicity Morgan-Rhind

Musician, chef and film-maker Felicity is committed to telling inspiring heart-felt stories, often revolving around food and comedy and always featuring endearing characters. Her first short film DONUTS FOR BREAKFAST (2000) screened internationally including the Melbourne, New York and Sundance Film Festivals. An award winning commercials director she has also directed and written three series of Topp Country (TVNZ, 30 x ½ hours). In Jan 2016, in collaboration with NZ RED CROSS and KIWIS ON BOARD Felicity wrote and directed three short films to raise awareness of the refugee life experience in NZ. Joe and Fay Gock appeared in these films and Felicity was inspired to tell their story. 


Director of Photography - Clayton Carpinter

Camera - Richard Harling

Sound - Nigel Gordon-Crosby

1st Assistant Camera - Elizabeth Koroivulaono

Production Assistant/Unit - Tayla Broomfield


Lighting – Fraser McKay

Art Director – Lucinda Barrett

Food stylist - Jane Rangiwahia


Production Manager & Researcher - Michelle Duff 

Production Coordinator - Elizabeth Koroivulaono

Production Accounts - Julia McAuley 



Editors – Richard Shaw, Sacha ChildersCushla Dillion & Wayne Cook

Online Editor – James Brookes

Colourist – James Gardner

Post Production Facility – Department of Post

Audio Post – Nigel Foster, Sale Street Studios

Titles – Turtleneck Design


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