Production company Film Construction has announced the addition of director Sam Kelly to its team. 

Kelly is a respected performance director known for his ability to capture emotion and create authentic cinematic characters in the New Zealand film industry.

His feature film, Savage, premiered at #1 at the New Zealand box office and is one of the country's top 20 highest-grossing films. Additionally, his short film Lambs has won numerous awards and competed at international film festivals such as Berlinale, Clermont Ferrand, Melbourne, and Uppsala.]

As a winner of the SPADA Young Filmmaker of the Year award and a graduate of Judith Weston's Directing Actors workshop, Kelly brings an impressive portfolio of work to Film Construction.

Kelly has worked with a diverse range of clients, including ANZ, DOC, Ford, Massey University, Telecom, and UNICEF, among others. His commitment to pushing boundaries and drive to innovate ensures that every project they work on will leave a lasting impact.

"Creating relatable screen characters is crucial now more than ever, and Sam possesses that skill. His reel is filled with authentic and captivating performances. Not only is he an exceptionally talented and creative filmmaker, but he's also someone we enjoy having around. We're delighted to welcome him to our team. With Sam on board, we can't wait to see the fresh ideas and innovative approaches he'll bring to our projects," says Executive Producer Belinda Bradley.