WHAT WE DO

Travel light, work fast, stay hungry.

We make content unique to Aotearoa. Our wide network of collaborators includes designers, filmmakers, writers, and museum professionals. We can muster the right team for your project.

pEOPLE

DAVID BRECHIN-SMITH

producer

David established Te Wuruhi | Lean Dog to create content unique to Aotearoa, with a focus on bilingual projects.

His career spans the screen, museum, and education sectors. He’s won screenwriting awards, led the exhibition writing team at Te Papa, and teaches tertiary-level screen production.

 

Māui's Taonga Tales is a web series and book.

Te Papa Kaituhi Māori,
Ranea Aperahama (pictured here with David at the book launch), was instrumental in the success of the series. He played a critical role in its development and production - we couldn't have done it without him.

Te Papa Press published two books based on the web series: one in Māori, one in English. Both versions made the Storylines Notable Books List 2020, and the one in te reo Māori received Highly Commended at the 2020 MAPDA Awards.

Read the Sapling interview with Ranea and David.

Clients and cOLLABORATORS