Perry has shot commercials all over the world and won dozens of craft awards.
An expert story teller, his directing skills stretch from heart piercing drama, to precisely timed comedy, to Special Effects. He’s a breeze to work with from the first brief to the final output. A collaborative and highly creative director. His love for the craft is infectious.
Perry has been a craft judge at advertising festivals. He is a mentor and lecturer in advertising industry courses and is in development on several drama and television projects.
Perry loves making ads, and brings all his years of experience to everything he works on. Trained as a film director at The NZ National Film Unit, shooting documentary, drama, and spectacular tourism films. After a stint at TVNZ, he joined Airdate Films, then established Film Construction with Producer Peter Hewitt.
25 years later he’s loves the cut and thrust of film-for-advertising as much as ever.
Ivan Barge is a director that enjoys connecting emotion with an audience. With humour or pathos. He has a strong handle on performance and visual aesthetics.
Winning over 40 awards, Ivan’s short film ‘Madam Black’ has cleaned up on the world festival circuit. It screened at over 150 festivals and won the world’s biggest Audience Award for short films: The Prix Du Public at Clermont-Ferrand International Festival. It also won Best Short at the 2017 New Zealand Film Awards.
SHOTS New Directors section also featured Barge’s first short film ’Snooze Time’.
He has produced over 70 music videos and dozens of TVC’s in New Zealand and Australia for local and international markets.
“Definitely the festival hit of the year. Ivan’s wonderful story probably reached out to a wider audience on the festival circuit than a number of features in theatres this year”.
- Laurent Crouzeix, Director - Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival.