Ilai Amar

Kia ora! My name is Ilai Amar.

I am a creative & commercial Film Producer based in Aotearoa / New Zealand.

Creative Film Producing

I am passionate about developing and producing great creative work and supporting artists to develop their voice and express themselves through my role as a producer.

My recent work includes Executive Producing series 3 to 5 of Someday Stories and Producing the NZ Film Commission funded short film Pain which had its World Premiere in Competition at the New Zealand International Film Festival 2020, and has since been invited to screen at 6 international film festivals including Busan International Short Film Festival 2021, and Aspen Shortsfest 2021.

In the last 5 years I have also produced Sail Away which premiered at NZ’s Best (NZIFF) in 2018, Balloons, a 20-minute short film directed by Michael Hurst, and the short documentaries Bitter Sweet and Lions, both of which were selected to screen as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival 2016.

Commercial Producing

I work as a freelance Producer & Production Manager. Here are some recent jobs;

nura x All Blacks

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nura x All Blacks

Dir. Damian Alexander

Prod. Ilai Amar

Prod. Co. LIKEMINDS

Science at Otago

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Science at Otago

Dir. James Anderson

Prod. Ilai Amar

Prod. Co. Designworks

Hello Fresh

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Hello Fresh How To Cook

Dir. Zane Pearson

Prod. Valentine Taylor

PM. Ilai Amar

In 2017/18 I was an in-house Producer with Designworks, a leading design studio in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland. I produced dozens of stills and video shoots in that time. Here are some favourites;

New Zealand Steel

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New Zealand Steel "Made Stronger"

Dir. Damian Alexander

Contact

For work enquires or to just say hey please email me: ilai @ hey.com

You can also find me on Linked In, Twitter and Instagram.