We have decades of experience and know how to deliver. Every time. Brand stories, social media, product videos, TV series and corporate videos, we produce 100’s of hours of video content every year.
We take time to understand you, your brand and your specific video content needs. We’re passionate, knowledgable and energetic, but most importantly, we listen.
Creativity and success relies on collaboration. We work directly with businesses, advertising agencies and other marketing partners to get the best results for you. And we’re fun to work with.
If you want cost effective video content from a production company who genuinely cares, The Workroom is your one-stop video content shop. We can handle any production large or small.
The Workroom’s bright and spacious studio in Ponsonby, Auckland, is our creative home.
Just metres from Ponsonby Road, we’ve got a large sunny balcony, a fully stocked bar fridge, an Italian coffee machine and the comfiest bean bags ever made.
What more could you want?
Well, when it comes to actual work, we offer pre-production, production and post production all under one roof. Our facilities include Offline and Online editing, Graphic and Motion Design, Colour Grading and Mastering suites.
You might have seen this face before! Wendy is well known to many New Zealanders having presented the flagship 1News bulletin at TVNZ for 14 years. She’s also one of the founding directors of The Workroom.
With decades of experience both here and overseas, Wendy is one of the most experienced broadcasters in New Zealand. Media, presenting and voice coaching are some of the other strings in her very big bow.
When she’s not presenting Wendy’s also busy with her podcast ‘The Word with Wendy Petrie’, MC’ing or working directly with The Workroom’s clients.
You should also know that behind the sometimes serious looking hair and make-up, Wendy’s a real chatter-box and loves a good yarn – especially over a glass of wine.
With almost 3 decades of experience in the TV and video business in New Zealand and overseas, Ross is the creative brains behind The Workroom.
His recent work includes large-scale multi-camera events, virtual reality shoots and filming in some of New Zealand’s most remote locations.
Ross is down to earth and is as comfortable working with technical teams as he is with on-camera talent. Be it Auckland, Shanghai, London, Sydney, Amsterdam or LA, Ross will do anything to set The Workroom’s content ahead of the pack.
With 3 teenage children and a busy household, Ross’s current challenge is finding time to go mountain biking or fishing.
Kate’s the superglue that holds The Workroom together. With over 20 years experience as a Line Producer and Production Manager, she’s worked on dramas, TV series, commercials, music videos and everything in between.
Career highlights include ‘Hillary’, a mini series about Sir Edmund Hillary filmed on location in New Zealand and Nepal and Taylor Swift’s ‘Out of the Woods’ music video.
Kate also loves a craft beer and it was her idea to buy a bar fridge for The Workroom. We’ve all agreed it was one of her best ideas ever.
When this wonderful human isn’t working, Kate’s often running around after her two beautiful daughters with partner and Director of Photography Clayton Carpinter.
Chris is the post-production genius who keeps The Workroom’s edit suites humming. His technical knowledge and attention to detail are two of the reasons our clients keep coming back!
But don’t let Chris’s good nature and impeccable manners fool you, behind the wry smile is a wicked sense of humour and a library of savage put-downs. Chris is also an avid movie-goer so if you need someone for your pub quiz team, he’s your man.
Oh, and if you’re wondering how to pronounce Willemse, it’s Vill-Hem-Sar.
Winston is the most recent addition to The Workroom team and is relishing his new role as Office Mascot and Vibe Manager. You’ll find Winston either eagerly greeting visitors or snoring quietly in the corner. What he does lack in experience, he definitely makes up for with enthusiasm.
When he’s not at The Workroom you’ll find Winston hanging out at home on the farm or working on his side hustle as an influencer. Chuck him a follow @winston_thebulldawg
The Workroom is a great space for Client Presentations, Viewings, Dry Hire bookings or a Production Office. Facilities include Offline and Online edit suites, Graphic and Motion Design, Colour Grading and Mastering. Our edit suites run AVID Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere.
We operate a shared-media environment with virtually unlimited storage capacity via a secure dark fibre network.
We can also arrange full office services including catering, office supplies, printing, copying and any computer technology you may require.
The Workroom is an experienced Line Production and Facilitation company.
From sandy beaches to snow-capped mountains, from lush green forests to cool blue lakes, The Workroom can do them all. We also have plenty of experience with studios and interior locations all over New Zealand.
With 100’s of contacts in the New Zealand production industry, we can arrange crew, talent, equipment, locations, travel, accommodation and everything in between. Our on-going relationships with local suppliers also means we can source the best crew at the best price.
As an anchor on New Zealand’s most watched daily news bulletin for 14 years, Wendy Petrie understands pressure and performance first hand. Wendy’s now bringing her wealth of experience to The Workroom with media, performance and voice coaching.
After fronting news broadcasts from as far afield as Gallipoli, New York, Valencia, Toronto and London, Wendy knows how to tell a story in an engaging and authentic way. Wendy’s group or one-on-one coaching sessions are tailored to your exact needs. Whether it be for the news media, an important business presentation or an industry conference, Wendy will delve into what your audience wants, how to be your best self and how to enjoy the process along the way!