CREATIVE GOLD 
in association with  STONEWOOD HOMES

~ film, media & creative content

2020 FINALISTS

 

DINOSAUR POLO CLUB

 

Game Boys....
Dinosaur Polo Club was born when Peter and Robert Curry, (pictured) brothers and veterans of the Wellington videogame industry, spent a weekend back in 2013 creating a prototype of a subway-building game. Mini Metro is the name of the game, a game so popular it achieved 1.7 million iOS and Android downloads during lockdown alone.


Dinosaur Polo Club’s team has since grown to 15, continuing to perfect Mini Metro – which routinely cracks the top 100 lists on Apple's App Store – along with the follow-up Mini Motorways, and unannounced titles for numerous videogame platforms.


They have used their reputation to influence Aotearoa’s gaming industry, setting an example on workplace culture, sustainability, ethics and wellbeing.


LEARN MORE:  www.dinopoloclub.com     @dinopoloclub

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FOX & CO DESIGN

 

21st Century Foxes....
Fox & Co Design go above and beyond the brief to create stunning animated content, telling local and high-profile international clients’ stories with clarity and emotional resonance.


“Our point of difference lies in our uncompromising creativity, our constant evolution, and being innovative in all we do,” says Founder and Creative Director Phyo Thu (pictured left with fellow Foxes Angelique Thorne and Nico Speziali).  “Our studio brings world-leading motion design to clients with the curiosity, sharp wit, and well-honed instincts of a fox.”


The studio is passionate about giving back to the creative community, both locally and internationally, by regularly attending events and lectures, along with hosting the Motion Design Meet-Up for over five years.


LEARN MORE:   www.foxandco.design       @Fox&Co. Design

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GARPHILL GAMES

 

Lord of the Boards....

Garphill Games began as a local man’s hobby, assembling game designs on the dining room table before publishing hugely popular titles through Kickstarter campaigns, such as Raiders of the North Sea.
Raiders was nominated for the prestigious Kennerspiel des Jahres award (Connoisseurs Game of the Year in Germany).


“It was only four months prior, that I decided to quit my day job and take the leap into fulltime with Garphill Games,” says Founder and Director Shem Phillips (pictured).

“So you can imagine how reassuring it was to see so much success after making that commitment. It was clear to me that I was on the right path.”


LEARN MORE:   www.garphill.com        @GarphillGames

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MAORILAND

 

Tales of Aotearoa....

Māoriland presents, facilitates and supports Māori and international Indigenous filmmakers and creatives.  Founded in 2014 with the Māoriland Film Festival. 


"Over the past seven years Māoriland has grown to be the largest international Indigenous Film Festival in the Southern Hemisphere returning 100% positive feedback from visitors, year-after-year. 


"Māoriland operates a year-round national and internationally connected programme from the Māoriland Hub, a centre for Māori film and creative excellence." says founder and filmmaker Libby Hakaria (pictured).


The Māoriland Hub - the largest building in Ōtaki village -  has staged over 200 events in three years attended by over 25,000 people and has become a place of pride for all.


LEARN MORE:   www.maoriland.co.nz     @Māorilandfilm

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TOULOUSE

 

Light Heavyweights....

Toulouse ignites stories through creative lighting design, technical excellence and by providing creative input from the get-go.

“This allows us to engage with projects on many levels, bringing a depth of experience and knowledge to every project,” says Managing Director Marc Simpson (pictured).

 

“Toulouse’s culture and working methodologies are absolutely key to our client relationships – collaboration and interpretation of creative narratives form the basis of our working foundations.”

Toulouse has an extensive and successful history working with major clients and projects including some of Te Papa Tongarewa’s most successful exhibitions – Gallipoli the Scale of Our War and Bug Lab. 

 

LEARN MORE:  www.toulouse.co.nz     @Toulouse-Group

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