Good ol’ Kiwi digital witchcraft.

Dusk first opened its doors in 2011 and has been weaving digital magic from concept to execution and delivery ever since. We are creatives, story tellers, artists and techs.

The diverse skill set of our in house dream team means we can take care of: Motion Graphics, VFX, Design, Animation, Typography, CGI, Illustration, Concept, Art Direction, Story, Script, Pre-production, Cinematography, Editing and Colour Grade.

Film / TV / Web

Films, TVC’s, targeted messages, animation or live action.
Any story that needs telling visually on a flat screen of any kind.

360°/ VR

Content for headsets, mobiles and 360 web sites.
Interactive, linear, archival, entertainment, education and documentary. All in 360°


Museum installations, camera projection, live show visuals and other yet to be invented ways to immerse your audience.

It's easy to see why Dusk is known as the leader in what they do. We regularly rely on Dusk for creative input and direction for our projects here and around the world.

James McLeanCreative Director, StoryInc

From our first creative discussion to the delivery of the final shot on Cleverman Season 2, our experience working with Dusk was outstanding. Dusk's creative team are incredibly detailed and innovative, with every shot exceeding expectations. The same goes for their Production team, who were very easy to communicate with and worked tirelessly to ensure our moving deadlines were met.

Sharon LarkProducer / VFX Producer, Pukeko Pictures

John Strang

Company Director & Creative Director

John spent time honing his craft as a sought after motion graphics freelancer working directly with clients and agencies in New Zealand. John has VFX supervised many projects for Gibson Group for film and Television and worked in house at the world renowned Park Road Post.

Since the company’s inception in 2011, John has been the creative and business leader of Dusk. His philosophy is that all work should be crafted with love and mindful attention.

The nature of John’s background being both technical and creative positions him ideally to oversee the full width of the company’s activities. He oversees creative briefings as well as their technical application and pipelines.

James Manttan

Senior Producer

Long before James became Dusk’s resident Producer and Big Ideas Generator he was one of the regular cast on hit TV show ‘The Tribe’. It was an auspicious start for a man on the verge of a big career. Fortunately James is a far better Producer than he was an actor.

Since switching sides of the lens to becoming a Producer James has enjoyed an award winning career working for agencies such as Get This One, Clemenger BBDO, Serious Lee Media, Consortium, Skull and Bones and Resn.

James’ background working on a diverse range of products for some of NZ’s top agencies has given him a unique insight that has proved invaluable to us here at Dusk.

Leo Chida

Senior Motion Graphics Designer

Dusk and Leo met after his student graduation film was awarded the prestigious Vimeo Staff Pick and Silver at Best Awards. He’s been with us ever since. Dudes a legend. Quite simply Leo is the best Motion Designer that we know of in Wellington and the secret weapon in our arsenal.

Recently Leo has taken his motion graphic madness and has been creating rich 360 worlds. We can’t wait to see what he does next.

Lee Gingold

Creative Director

Lee is an industry wizard with a work history that reads like a checklist of some of the most groundbreaking and talked about content produced globally in the last 15 years.

In this time Lee has directed scores of music videos (including one for The Beatles), TVC’s, documentaries and even a segment for Sesame Street. Lee is equally happy working with live action, animation and mixed media. His core belief is that story comes first.

Outside of this Lee has worked as a VFX Supervisor, Motion Graphics Designer, Writer, Editor and Colourist for some of the most respected agencies and production companies in London, New York and LA. His client list includes Miramax, Sony, Puma, Guitar Hero, Motorola, Getty, Pantone, Gorillaz, Guster, James, Linda McCartney, Rock Band, Amazon, BBC, Kanye West/Webbys, NY Jets, Coca-Cola, Jack Daniel’s, Red Bull and many more.