Resonate is a tight knit team of highly experienced film professionals based in Christchurch, New Zealand. We’re specialists in dynamic productions for advertising and branded content works – we’re not afraid of the studio, but we produce our best works outside.

Our strength lies in long-term relationships with our clients and a reputation for no-fuss project delivery with a can do attitude. Together with our longstanding relationships with the best film contractors in the business, Resonate has become one of Canterbury’s pre-eminent and fastest growing production companies.

Simon Waterhouse
Managing Director

Simon founded Resonate in 2011 with a desire to provide a turn-key production service to Canterbury and beyond. Fast forward a few years, Simon has a diverse resume as a Director and DoP in advertising and branded content works, and Resonate has grown into a team of dedicated and highly experienced film professionals. Simon has been commissioned to direct advertising films for an eclectic mix of clients including Kathmandu, NZTE, Audi of NZ, Fletcher Living, The North Face, Pamu Farms of New Zealand plus numerous creative agencies across New Zealand, Australia and abroad. Other highlights include directing three short documentaries, which have had great success on the adventure film festival circuit; most notably “Waters of the Greenstone” being included in the Banff Mountain Film Festival & World Tour.

Arthur Machado
Executive Producer

Arthur hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil where he worked in the commercial film industry as a Producer and Account Director for 10 years. Arthur has produced films of all sizes for the Brazilian and international market, previously working at Paranoid BR Films and AlmapBBDO Advertising Agency. Arthur is also a passionate photographer and traveller with a recent New Zealand qualification in sustainability.

Dani Waterhouse
Business Development Manager

Dani is a wearer of many hats. Human resources, marketing, business strategy and anything involving systems development is where her talent lies. A diverse and unexpected background in education and health contribute a different perspective to the human side of Resonate.

Stefan Schiebe
Post Production Specialist

Stefan brings extensive experience in all facets of video post production from Germany; including motion graphics design, 2D & 3D visualisations, expert colour grading, editing and audio post production. He has a degree in Photographic Engineering and Media Production. Stefan decided to chase the Kiwi lifestyle (and waves) and make his home in Christchurch after traveling the world.

Liddy Whiteman

Liddy is Resonates most recent arrival – having relocated to Christchurch after a 4 year stint in Auckland as a Senior Editor for one of Resonate’s contemporaries. Prior to that she graduated from Canterbury’s ARA with a Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications in Digital Film and Television. Liddy’s eye for a story is key to the post production process adding value to the works we produce.