Tagged: Rob Ipsen

Filming ‘Rent boy’: Behind The Scenes

Director: Melissa Fergusson

DOP: Tim Butler-Jones

1st AD/Sound Tech: Rob Ipsen

Art Department: Lina Cruz

Makeup & Hair Stylist: Angela Crumpe

Rent boy: Lee ah yen Faatoia

Stripper: Christine Becker

Probation officer: Baz Te Hira

Homeless man: Gabriel Henry

John: Michael Hallows

Special thanks: Paper Bag Princess, Christine Becker, Four Eyes Media, Rebecca Parr, Cafe Al-Madina, Topic Rentals, Splice & LYC.



Filming ‘Refugee’: Behind The Scenes

Director: Melissa Fergusson

DOP: Tim Butler-Jones

1st AD/Sound Tech: Rob Ipsen

Location Manager: John Blackman

MUA: Angela Crumpe

Hair Designer: Jordan Camilleri 

Stylist: Melissa Fergusson

Refugee: Rebecca Parr

Psych patient: Gaby Turner

Counsellor: Rob Ipsen

Foreigner: John Blackman

Dealer: Baz Te Hira

John: Rhys Collier

Featured extras: Laura Ehlen-Wilson, Olliver Fergusson, Hudson Turner, Cooper Turner

Special thanks to Katherine Hair, The Rose Centre, John Blackman, Paper Bag Princess,  Love Your Condom, Splice, Four Eyes Media & Donna Banichevic-Gera x




Production Meeting (2): ‘Refugee’

Director: Melissa Fergusson 1st AD: Rob Ipsen DOP: Tim Butler-Jones MUA: Angela Crumpe Hair Designer: Jordan Camilleri Refugee (Lead): Rebecca Parr Counsellor: Rob Ipsen Psych patient: Gaby Turner Dealer: Baz Te Hira Foreigner: John Blackman John: Rhys Collier


Social Media Club – Auckland


Even though, I only have limited knowledge about the (NZ) music industry, I was still fascinated to hear about how social media has influenced and revolutionised the ‘music’ world.

Have you heard of Spotify? The digital music service that can download your favourite songs within minutes, normally using Facebook to log in. Very cool.

The panel of speakers (Dean Campbell, Paul McLaney, Fiona Perry and Scott McLauchlan) for #smcakl: offered insightful and engaging information about digital files, monetization on making music and marketing on social media, while drinking ‘Bulmers’ cider.

David Bowie was mentioned, he released his new album in
April, “The Next Day” to the world after 10 years (silence), via Twitter. No other media, just social.

“Where Are We Now?” went viral.

Apparently, the Finn brothers (Neil + Tim) are the only New Zealand artists to make a decent living, from music. Hard graft, like any art.