Lumière Industries is a Wellington-based production company and design studio, and the publisher of online film and arts journal The Lumière Reader.
As a company, we’re the producers of “The Lumière Reader presents”, a web series of original essay films and digital documentaries made with funding from NZ On Air. Advocating for art on the margins—particularly artists, thinkers, and practitioners whose work has been neglected, misunderstood, or obscured by popular media and culture—the series’ inaugural subjects include a love letter to a brood of genre-bending Auckland musicians, an oral and material journey through the life of a book, and a feature-length alternate history of New Zealand Cinema.
For future iterations of this web series and other film development projects, we are interested in working with both emerging and established writers, especially those without prior filmmaking experience but with aspirations to write and direct.
As a studio, we specialise in web and graphic design at competitive rates. For enquiries or an obligation-free quote, please contact us via the form below. A portfolio of our work can be viewed here.
As a publisher, we’re the creators of Lumière Magazine (ISSN 1176-4082, 2003-2004) and its online imprint, The Lumière Reader (lumiere.net.nz, 2004-2016). Publishing film criticism, arts journalism, and digital documentaries by leading New Zealand writers and filmmakers, it won Best Feature Website at the Qantas New Zealand Media Awards in 2009.
Tim Wong is the founding editor of The Lumière Reader, series producer of “The Lumière Reader presents”, and director of Out of the Mist. As a writer he specialises in film and visual arts criticism, has covered film festivals in Europe and North America, and was the only New Zealand-based critic invited to vote on Sight and Sound’s decennial “Ten Greatest Films of All Time” poll in 2012. He is also a web and graphic designer.
Melinda Jackson is the producer of Land of the Long White Stain, Paper Boat, and Out of the Mist. With seven years experience freelancing in production, casting, and assistant directing, she has produced for a number of music, corporate, and promotional videos, as well as two short films that have screened in festivals both locally and internationally (The Small Movements and Mou Piri: A Rarotongan Love Song). She is also a contributor to The Lumière Reader where she writes commentary on films, marketing forums, and industry events.