Transmit – Creative Agency
Transmit was established in 2003 by director Sarah Hunter. Based in an idyllic studio by the sea in Lyall Bay, Wellington, Transmit is inspired by the quintessential New Zealand stories we uncover every day.
Transmit works with a range of clients in both the private and public sector to tailor video and creative content for multiple platforms. We provide the flexibility required in a transmedia world, where everyone can make their own content but it takes an expert to do it well.
The creative content is crafted for web and social media, corporate video, mobile, live stream, television and festivals to public spaces and cinema platforms. We also offer digital strategy planning, consultancy and implementation as well as photography services.
Transmit’s portfolio is diverse, traversing central and local government, corporate, small business and art projects.
Client roll call headed by Fat Freddy’s Drop, with Transmit creating content and joining the dots behind the scenes and online for the internationally acclaimed band for over 16 years.
In 2019, Transmit is directing and creative producing animated content to play on the big screen at Te Hokinga Mai, NZ Military Tattoo in April. Transmit is also directing and producing a third round of video content for Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in State Care and Faith-Based Institutions. Ongoing work continues with Transmit providing video content and consultancy for Hills Hats, and consultancy and content for The Service Depot.
Career highlights include Directing and Creative Producing two WW100 light and sound shows and the Luck of The Draw digital project for Ministry of Culture & Heritage.
Other client projects of note include directing and creative producing a video series for Clicksuite and Ministry of Justice, a road safety radio campaign for Creature, directing and creative producing farmer training module videos for Synapsys, photography for Cigna insurance, video content for NZ Maori Tourism and Hana Productions, video production for Project Partners and Independent Maori Statutory Board, and video content for likes of KPMG, Earthquake Commission New Zealand, Le Cordon Bleu NZ, Craggy Range, Frampton Signs and Philips International.
Transmit, in collaboration with Cine Timore, has directed video content for Sustainable Seas Challenge and New Zealand Educational Institute.
Transmit is part of Te Papa Digital Skills Panel, and in collaboration with Cine Timore is a Pre-Qualified video production company for NZ Story Creative Collective helping NZ businesses such as Bio Balance and Hills Hats make video content to showcase their story to global audiences.
Transmit – Creative Agency creating incredibly beautiful stories.
- A creative force: we find the stories, we get things done, we bring the best skills and people together.
- Connectors: relationships are king, we excel at linking people and ideas.
- Collaborators: as directors, with our clients, with our contractors and the creative communities that inspire us.
- Down to earth/authentic: There’s no pretense. Our clients, like our projects, are diverse (from pivotal business leaders, NGOs and public servants to artists and other creatives). We put them at ease, we listen, we find the story.
- Experts: we’ve got the experience under our belts. We’re the real deal—savvy professionals.
- In for the long haul: our projects have longevity and so do we.
Our projects are:
- Intelligent, beautiful: we are committed to exquisite film making, we have the eye.
- Sophisticated, elegant/of the highest quality: we have high standards, we go the extra mile.
- Professional: the result of our combined experience. We deliver on brief, on time, on budget.
- Director-led: we are hands-on. We look after our clients.
- Imbued with personality: warmth and humour
- Accessible: we take complicated briefs/complex ideas and present them simply and brilliantly.
Transmit’s networks and connections provide the pulling power to quickly engage a wider team of specialist skills required for large projects. On a project-by-project basis, we collaborate with a range of talented technicians, artists, musicians and designers—some of New Zealand’s finest. From Transmit’s Lyall Bay studio HQ our professional production covers creative concepts, production, scripting, filming and interviewing to specialist post production and edit suite services.
Director: Sarah Hunter
Sarah is a producer, director and writer. Originally trained as a journalist and photographer, she has also worked as a publicist and marketing consultant. Her connections with the legendary Wellington band Fat Freddy’s Drop go back to its inception. Sarah continues a close relationship with the group, creating video content and social media management. Sarah came to national attention in 2015 with her stunning installation WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show, viewed by tens of thousands of New Zealanders in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. A second iteration followed in 2016 followed by Luck of The Draw an interactive project for WW100 in 2017. Her feature-length documentary Trinity Roots Music Is Choice was selected for the 2010 New Zealand International Film Festival. Sarah grew up on Rangitoto Station near Porangahau, Hawkes Bay.
‘Sarah has a talent for reading people and bringing out the best in them… I would highly recommend her for any creative content work in any industry.’
Victoria Crowther, (former Marketing Craggy Range).
Listen to Sarah Hunter talking about being a multimedia storyteller on B-Side Stories.
NZ STORY CREATIVE COLLECTIVE
Transmit, in collaboration with Cine Timore, is one of eight NZ companies chosen as a Pre-Qualified video production company for the NZ Story Creative Collective. The selection criteria included a proven track record of creative storytelling, relevant sector experience, value for money, key personnel and location.
NZ Story Director Rebecca Smith said “We’re hearing an increased demand from New Zealand business owners – they want profile-raising content that will really work for them in export markets. The ‘Creative Collective’ answers this need by pairing businesses with video production companies who have relevant experience.”
‘…Thank you for pulling everything out of the bag to make sure that we had a quality finished product to show at the Te Hono summit. The videos looked great on the big TVs in the lobby and enhanced our ability to have conversations about the Enterprise DNA framework. I caught up with both Steve Smith and Greg Muir which was great. Steve was incredibly complimentary about the interview that he did with you, how you managed to create an environment in which they felt comfortable to speak naturally. The content that we had to work with was fantastic and that is a testament to your ability to set people at ease and ask the right questions so thank you!’
Charlotte Hover, Markets Business Partner, Private Enterprise at KPMG New Zealand KPMG