Who We Are
NZ-based cinematography specialists. Founded in Wanaka, New Zealand in 1997, since it’s birth NZ Greenroom Productions has an extended reach of over 150 Directors, DP’s, 1st AC’s, Lighting, Key Grips, DIT, Production Managers, Broadcast and Media Specialists from every corner of the world. A preferred partner for Red Bull Media House, Whisper Films, TVNZ and more, we have an international reputation as leaders in our field.
Who is the MD of NZ Greenroom Productions?
Chris Kirkham AKA Zoid – Founder of NZ Greenroom Productions.
Chris is a DP who is recognised, for the excellence of his work, by leading broadcasters and programme makers worldwide. So much so his colleagues at BBC Sport decided to nickname him ‘Zoid The Filming Robot’. Based around the theory his skills resemble some sort of futuristic humanoid. As a result rather than resent the name calling he embraced the complement and made it his social handle across accounts like Instagram and Twitter.
Born in New Zealand, and educated in Australia and the UK, Chris returned to his roots and soon became an accomplished and passionate surfer, snowboarder and adventurer based in the what was at the time the small town of Wanaka.
In 1997 Chris set up NZ Greenroom Productions Limited www.nzgreen.tv, based in Wanaka, and went about building a network of trusted TV production professionals with similar values and aspirations. The initial target market was in extreme sports and adventure tourism and his work was soon winning the attention of the leading broadcasters and being enjoyed by international audiences. Today he is regarded as a supplier of choice by the likes of the BBC, Red Bull Media House, Whisper Films, TVNZ etc and examples of assignments include Ski Sunday, Wimbledon, the Winter and Summer Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, and the Rugby World Cup. Selected examples can be found here.
Now days Chris and his family call Mount Maunganui their home and post Covid 19 he is home in NZ permanently for the time being.
From the very start he was committed to being among the very best videographers in the world and is on a lifelong learning journey to ensure that he continues to excite and delight his clients. He is an innovator, inventor, communicator, team leader, creative artist, early adopter of relevant technologies, and today delivers to award winning and iconic sports productions in all parts of the world.