Flare was established in 2013 as the content arm of AMVBBDO in London. It specialised in delivering engaging films with high production values at prices that work for their clients and brands. In 2015 Colenso BBDO was exposed to the Flare model through the Global BBDO network and we very quickly adopted the philosophy in our Auckland office. The model has been very well received and we are now producing content for 10 of our largest clients. We are currently made up of 6 people who deliver a broad range of capabilities and skills. We have another 6-8 people that come and go based on the productions we are currently working on. All up we cover Directors, DOPs, EP’s, Line Producer, Editors, Animators, Art Directors, Sound Operators, Grips and Digital Operators. Our ethos is to create work that has been created with the production in mind. Written, directed and produced to suit the price point.
Chief Operating Officer
PC has been producing and creating work for Colenso BBDO over the past 10 years. Responsible for bringing Tree houses, Chocolate Bars, Skate Parks, Music Videos, and BioFuel to life. The Flare venture is one of the latest capabilities he has launched within the Colenso BBDO family.
Catie joined Colenso BBDO and the Flare team in 2015 and comes from a production, broadcast and documentary background. We needed new thinking, processes and ways of working to deliver to the Flare model and promise. Catie has done this in spades and is one of the key reasons for the rapid growth in the Flare team. Once people work with her and her team they will always come back.