Australasian film production house Prodigy announces the appointment of Jack Sainte-Rose as executive producer for New Zealand and the launch of new offices in central Auckland.
Signaling the intention to change it up for the New Zealand market, the highly respected Sainte-Rose (aka Jacqueline Sainte-Rose-Warn) joins an established international Prodigy team, in new offices at 3 Adelaide Street in Freemans Bay.
Sainte-Rose brings global production experience spanning some 25 years to the business, having successfully produced projects in a range of disciplines including international documentary, drama and feature projects as well producing and line-producing commercials with both local and international directors.
Having begun her career in London, Sainte-Rose moved to New Zealand in 1996. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with producers and directors of international acclaim, many of whom she still considers mentors, including Steve Golin (Anonymous Content), Mehdi Norowzian (Joy Films, RSA UK) and husband Jesse Warn (Spartacus, Criminal Minds, Vampire Diaries) to name just a few.
Sainte-Rose joins Prodigy's expanded international lineup, which now includes NZ/Asia EP Stephen Douglas and a star-studded roster of film directors including Tim Bullock, Michael Gracey, Dael Oates, Brent Bonocorso plus Kiwi director and exhibiting visual artist, Matt Palmer.
In addition to offices in Sydney and Auckland, Prodigy has established global reach through an enduring association with the ubiquitous Hungry Man. Prodigy also boasts a long history and excellent reputation for production services.
Surrey Hills based Douglas is in no doubt of the value Sainte-Rose brings to the business.
“Jack has an impressive track record; there would be few EPs in New Zealand or the greater region with a similar depth of talent and experience. With our renewed focus on developing the New Zealand business, bringing Jack on board was a key part of our growth strategy and we are excited about what she will bring to the table for our existing and future clients.”
On Prodigy, Sainte-Rose notes, “I’m thrilled to be joining Stephen and the team. Prodigy is a strong company with an already impressive track record and international roster, although I will add that we’ll be making some announcements for NZ soon about enhancing our position in that respect…so stay tuned.”
Douglas adds, “We’re delighted to have Jack with us and are very much looking forward to working with her.”
Sainte-Rose is already on deck and available immediately to discuss projects.