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.



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.   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

ACC | Traumatic Brain Injury

Lambs | Short Film

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

monumental steve

WW100 | Monumental

inhabit trailer

Inhabit | Short Film

Charlie Bleakley  

Charlie joined Flying Saucer as a Commercial Director in 2018 bringing more than a decade of directing, writing, and acting experience to the table having worked on numerous TVC’s, branded content, short films, and series. With a particular talent for comedy, Charlie has even found a way to make people laugh about their mental health in his successful RNZ podcast series “Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower”.

RNZ | Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower



AirVantage | Nice & Slow

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.

Dept of Conservation | Our People

Kiwibank | Homeloans TVC

Civil Contractors New Zealand

Early Childhood New Zealand

Wellington Video Production

Pacific Radiology