Based in Wellington — New Zealand’s filmmaking and creative capital — Stroma FilmWorks can provide the best players from a large pool of professional musicians to meet your specific needs. This flexibility is a major drawcard for the industry, providing versatility, efficiency and high-quality recordings at a reasonable cost.
Stroma FilmWorks can provide the following instruments:
Stroma FilmWorks supports Stroma’s driving force – to foster and champion the music of today and to exhilarate audiences with bold musical experiences of the highest standard.
Hamish is currently Principal Conductor in Residence of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He has an impressive international conducting career, having conducted the Sydney Symphony, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Adelaide Symphony, Armenian Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony, Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, Queensland Symphony, West Australian Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, Christchurch Symphony, and the Dunedin Symphony.
John is Director of Sound Engineering and Park Road Post Production. He has 45 years experience as a recording engineer. Since the late 1980s, John has been recording and score mix engineer on many film projects, including Heavenly Creatures and Mortal Engines. Full list of credits available on IMDB
Graham Kennedy is one of New Zealand’s most experienced score mixer/recording engineers. He has worked on the musical scores for numerous films and TV series, including The Luminaries, The Dead Lands, Mortal Engines, The Hobbit, Krampus, Mr. Pip and The Lovely Bones. He has also recorded and mixed a number of album projects for a range of artists. A full list of credits can be found at Graham’s IMDB page.
Stephen is a music editor for film and television. He has worked with Peter Jackson, Brian Eno, Ed Sheeran, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Joe Trapanese and Junkie XL. His full list of credits is available on IMDB.
I couldn’t be as ambitious in scoring if I didn’t have Stroma FilmWorks around. As well as being beautiful players they are supportive and make recording fun. I have never had a bad experience with them. They are thoroughly professional but also creative. The last time I worked with them on The Luminaries we tried all sorts of approaches and techniques on various cues and I think I ended up using all the things we played with.
Stroma FilmWorks are my go-to ensemble for classical recording — they approach everything from traditional sessions to experimental textures and sampling with the same efficiency and exquisite musicianship.
I’ve been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work with Stroma FilmWorks on many commercial and personal projects over the past few years. They consistently deliver powerful world-class performances with incredible, highly experienced players.
Stroma FilmWorks charges a per-player, per-hour fee of NZD$125. Fees for recording personnel and recording venue hire are separate. Example fees:
The following calculator will give an approximate indication of player fees:
*Excludes recording fees & venue hire