For 25 years, Chris Kirkham has been at the forefront of the film and television industry, travelling to every corner of the world to create innovative and captivating video and photography for the world’s biggest broadcasters and brands.
Since 1998 he has run New Zealand Greenroom Productions, which has grown to a video production team of over 200 freelance producers, camera-operators, sound-operators around the world who specialise in crafting visually stunning video.
At New Zealand Greenroom Productions, we pride ourselves on delivering digital content that is fresh, bold, and dynamic. From concept to completion, every step is managed with thought, care, and expertise.
If you have high expectations when it comes to creativity and production value and want a television production company that will stand out from the crowd, you’ve found your dream team. Whether it’s working discreetly on reality TV formats, live sports, or working safely and securely in the most extreme and complex environments, you can trust our team of brand and broadcast specialists to create high-quality, innovative and inspirational video content and photography every time.
Who is Zoid?
Not many people can say their career start was as a stunt horse rider on the set of Lord of the Rings, Orlando Bloom's stunt double or a Ring Wraith, but award-winning Cinematographer and Director of Photography, Chris Kirkham, aka Zoid (the filming robot) is one of them.
While learning from the very best on the LOTR set for three years, Chris got a taste for filming in epic locations and crafting mesmerising digital content for international audiences.
A committed surfer, skater, snowboarder, and outdoorsman, Chris spent his early years in Wanaka, New Zealand, where he was able to combine his passions for the outdoors with his natural desire to capture these pursuits on camera. Slowly he began to hone his craft as an action and adventure sports videographer. It was a match made in heaven.
In the early 2000’s, clients including Red Bull, Hyundai, Surfing New Zealand, Boomerang TV and Billabong recognised the value of Chris’ boundless energy and technically progressive approach and partnered with him to create documentaries and pioneering broadcast television about New Zealand’s board sport culture.
Chris’ work speaks for itself and his reputation grew, catching the eye of leading broadcasters, international brands and global event specialists who have since had Chris on speed dial.
He’s become one of BBC Sports' first choice camera operators, working on both the summer and winter Olympics, Wimbledon, the Commonwealth Games and award-winning documentaries and features. As well as a long-standing role as principal cinematographer on Ski Sunday. Now in its 46th season, it’s become a British Television institution.
It’s not just the BBC, but also Red Bull, Channel 4, Endemol Shine, Whisper TV and many of the world’s biggest content agencies who have Chris as their top pick for reality, live sport, documentaries, studio and brand content.
Chris’s proudest achievement, however is his hard-earned reputation as an editor's dream; providing progressive technology, guaranteed quality, all crafted with a wonderfully experienced eye for angles and composition the director’s didn’t even realise they needed.
Chris is now one of the very best directors of photography in the world, and alongside his team, they continue to lead innovation in this field. If you’re a producer, director or brand manager in search of a creative team who can deliver award-winning and iconic digital content.