Louise Spraggon

AD DEPARTMENT | First Assistant Director | HOD - Ad | OTHER PRODUCTION CREW | Safety | Second Assistant Director
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Skills & Services

1st AD
2nd AD
Health & Safety Supervisor
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,. Sound planning and organisational capabilities, including scheduling, call sheets, JSAs & safety docs

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    I moved to Aotearoa from the United Kingdom in 2008 and have worked in a number of creative fields including stop motion animation, radio, illustration and teaching.

    I am passionate about telling compelling, well crafted stories with a team of creative professionals. I always consider a problem is never as permanent as a solution, and look to bring out the best in the team, through good communication, collaboration and consideration.

    Ka haere ngā tāngata katoa ki te mahi, ka hoki hauora, haumaru mai ki te kāinga
    Everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe.

    Available to 1st AD, 2nd AD or for Safety on set. ( full kit & AED)
    I also offer remote script breakdown services for director/producers/production managers to assist with budgeting.

    Industry Experience

    Experienced 1st & 2nd Assistant Director working on TVCs, dramas, shorts, web series, documentaries, promotions, features – long and short-term contracts. Including: 1st AD KURA (S2 &3), Miles from Nowhere (S1) Escaping Utopia – Warner bros. MADAM, Power Rangers. The Lost Boys -Dilworth story, Fresh Eggs.

    I am also a qualified NZ/UK teacher, and as a result have strong crowd management skills! Very handy on large background cast shooting days.

    NZ certified Health & Safety Supervisor- TVC, dramas, promos, features, with national and international production companies. Shows include: Sweettooth (S1), Noob, Kid Sister, Raised by refugees,Black Hands, AHIKĀROA

    Experienced in writing safety documentation (JSAs) and working with SPFX, minors, drones/helicopters, vehicles, intimacy scenes, stunts and armoury, across a variety of locations/studios.
    Mental health 1st Aid qualified and always considering the health and welfare of crew, cast and wider stakeholders.
    I am personable, thorough, calm and reliable.