Our Directors encompass a diverse spread of creative styles, including comedy, drama, narrative and documentary.

   We match Directors to a project that we feel best complements its requirements.



Hamish Johnson 

With a background in photography and 8 years working in the tourism industry, the focus of Hamish’s work is outdoors and people.  Hamish’s passion for adventure, the environment and sustainability within business is reflected in the projects he takes on.  His style combines strong photographic imagery with documentary story telling.  Hamish has a very friendly and relaxed nature which promotes natural performance on set.

Kiwibank | Homeloans TVC

Civil Contractors New Zealand

LawnMaster | TVC

Early Childhood New Zealand

Wellington Video Production

Pacific Radiology

Sam Kelly 

Sam is a multi award winning Writer / Director with over 13 years experience and has worked with Flying Saucer since 2012.  From 2017 – 2019 Sam has been working solely on his debut feature film Savage ( to be released April 2020 ).   Sam works equally well in drama and comedy,  and enjoys working with both professional and non professional talent. He works on TVC’s and brand campaigns. 

Savage | Film Trailer

Lambs | Short Film

ACC | Traumatic Brain Injury

Scots College

DOC | The Alternate Route

Charlie Bleakley  

Charlie joined Flying Saucer as a Commercial Director in 2018.  Charlie brings over 15 years of Directing, writing, and acting experience to the table, and has worked on a number on TVC’s, short films and series.  Much of Charlies work is comedy based, and alongside his commercial work,  he’s created  a very successful podcast series ” Eating fried chicken in the shower ” with Radio New Zealand.  

Mana In Mahi | TVC

Kiwi Wealth | Sara

NZ Jazz Festival & Boulcott Suites

HPA | Vaping to Quit

Josiah Watson

Josiah graduated from Massey’s Fine Arts programme in 2018 and has been with Flying Saucer since graduation.  Josiah photographic background provides his work with strong visual focus, and his Massey final year project “Inhabit” won Gold at the 2019 Best Awards.

HEAVY CHEST – Just You | Music Video

Log Transport Safety Council

monumental steve

WW100 | Monumental

inhabit trailer

Inhabit | Short Film