Rob started Storybox in 2007 and has grown it into the company that it is today. He provides strategic and creative direction for Storybox campaigns, installations, interactive projects and executive produces Storybox’s documentary content.
He enjoys working with clients to come up with the best way to make their projects come to life. His passion for storytelling and creating experiences stretches across film, multimedia, creative direction and light/art festivals.
Rob has led the creation of projects for a wide range of clients (Te Papa, Wellington Water, NZ Sevens, STA Travel, Ministry of Culture and Heritage, NZTA, UNICEF) and arts festivals (NZ Festival Of the Arts, Sydney Vivid, Glow Eindhoven, Lumina Portugal, China Shanghai International Arts Festival, LUX Wellington).
Jess Feast (Ngāti Raukawa)
Jess is a key member of the Storybox documentary content team. She works on concept and content development, and directs documentaries for cinema, broadcast and online platforms along with selected corporate and arts projects.
Jess has 20 years’ industry experience as a documentary maker. Her independent features ‘Gardening with Soul’ and ‘Cowboys & Communists’ have screened in cinemas and at international festivals, winning awards at home and overseas. She has directed prime-time documentaries and series for TVNZ and TV3 and created corporate content for a range of organisations.
In 2018 Jess directed Storybox’s five-part documentary series ‘He Kōrero Taumaha Tonu – Māori and the Criminal Justice System’, soon to be released on Māori Television and The Spinoff. She is currently directing ‘Shot Bro’, an hour long NZOA funded documentary about actor Rob Mokaraka’s attempted suicide and his road to healing.
Andrew brings his project management skills, client liaison experience, and attention to detail to the Storybox team. He organises art exhibits, digital installations and public activation events, in New Zealand and internationally.
He has a varied background in artist management, project management, live music productions, event management, and art’s production. He started his arts career managing bands and performance artists in Sydney before moving to London, working as Nigel Kennedy’s concert agent for 10 years. He worked with Roger Waters on his In The Flesh world tour, and with other internationally renowned artists, such as Nina Simone and The Who, on various music recordings and live events.
Ruth drives Storybox’s documentary content division. She is passionate about storytelling and loves collaborating to to bring great stories to screens.
She has a background in moving image and has produced a feature film, short films and plenty of other length films in between, across the spectrum of drama to factual. She also has an MFA, has worked as an account manager in design studios, and has project managed visitor experiences and events. This means she understands all kinds of creative people and projects and knows how to organise them to create great work for commissioners and clients.
Ruth has recently produced three new Storybox documentary series for TVNZ OnDemand, The Spinoff, and Māori Television.
Melissa is our Account Director at Storybox. She works with our largest clients on a wide variety of projects and campaigns.
She loves the artform of moving image and specialises in animation production, but also has years’ of experience with branding and design. Being a creative producer, she brings ideas to the table, relishes any opportunity to do copywriting, and loves the challenge of finding creative solutions to any project that requires it.
Melissa managed the recent rebrands of the NZ Fire Service and TSB, to name a few. She has also produced short films, including an animated short, Queenie, which premiered at SXSW.
She loves working with people in this exciting, constantly evolving and creatively fulfilling industry.
Dylan works in the creative team at Storybox. He works on developing concepts, writing, graphic design, sound and film production.
He has a diverse background and a wealth of skills in music, graphic design, filmmaking, media and art production. Dylan has a BFA from Ilam School of Fine Arts at Canterbury University majoring in Film.
He has 4 years experience in the Editorial department at Weta Digital and was an integral part of the Wellington venue Mighty Mighty. Dylan was recognised by Ngā Taonga Sound (New Zealand Archive of Film, Video and Sound) for making New Zealand’s first werewolf film, and has run his independent record label Stink Magnetic Record Co. for 20 years.