Siobhan has worked in the PR industry, in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia, since 2001.
She’s had in-house PR and internal communications roles at Lion Nathan, IKEA and the TAB, and she’s worked at PR agencies with clients that include eBay, Panasonic, Xbox, Samsung, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, GIO Insurance, Tough Mudder, NZ Mint and Eden Park.
Arts and events publicity has been Siobhan’s focus since 2007. She did the publicity for the 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Auckland Arts Festivals, for the opening of Auckland’s ASB Waterfront Theatre, has managed Auckland Theatre Company’s publicity since 2013, and worked with the Michael Hill International Violin Competition since 2013 and the Show Me Shorts Film Festival since 2014.
Siobhan’s other arts and events clients include or have included Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Dance Company, Belvoir, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Auckland Live, Touch Compass Dance Company, The Wiggles, Australian Dance Theatre, Okareka Dance Company, Black Grace Dance Company, Auckland Council (Southside Arts Festival, Pacific Music Awards, Matariki, POP), The Blake Prizes for Art and Poetry, Urban Theatre Projects, Big hArt, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre...and multitudes of other organisations, projects and shows.
Siobhan has a BA in Sociology from Victoria University of Wellington and a Post-Graduate Diploma in PR and Communications from AUT University. She also completed her grades and Performer’s Certificate (Trinity College of London) in Cello, and her grades and ATCL (Associate of the Trinity College of London) in Speech and Drama.
“An iron fist in a velvet glove” - former client
Vanessa values strong and synergistic relationships with media and arts practitioners. She is currently Account Manager for Auckland Theatre Company and relishes this privilege of spreading the word about the big-hearted storytelling that New Zealand's pre-eminent professional theatre company has become known for.
For Mr Fahrenheit, she has also worked on Tauranga International Marathon, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Michael Hill International Violin Competition and Auckland Theatre Company.
Having performed professionally with NZ Opera and in musical theatre for many years, Vanessa has a particular passion for theatre and the performing arts.
She was previously a Marketing Manager in the ticketing and non-profit industries, and thanks her lucky stars she has managed to end up wrangling a career that uses both of her degrees.
Nahyeon is a Korean-New Zealand filmmaker and theatre/arts producer who graduated from the University of Auckland in Screen Production with first class honours.
Concurrently she is a producing and marketing intern for Satellites Asian Arts Festival and Auckland Live, working on a variety of events. She is also the marketing lead for the pop-up Filipino food event Nanam x The Cult Project, part of Satellites, which explores the intertwined nature between culture and cuisine.
Nahyeon is producing the first Filipino-Kiwi play, Pinay, part of Basement Theatre’s Winter 2019 season. In 2018, she worked with Proudly Asian Theatre as assistant producer for Q Theatre’s Matchbox show Orientation, which won the Hackman Cup for most original production. She also produced Unsupervised at the Basement Theatre.
Her own creative endeavours lie in film and television. She directed her short anthology film Myth of the Model Minority with TVNZ on Demand. She has undergone a writing mentorship with Proudly Asian Theatre and the New Zealand Film Commission to develop her thesis film, Sixteen, which is in pre-production in 2019. Her 2017 short film My Mother Told Me was screened at the 2018 Short + Sweet Film Festival 2018 and was nominated for the People’s Choice Award.