ARRI Australia has announced the appointment of Mike Bull to the position of Business Development Manager, New Zealand.
Mike’s technical and operational expertise in providing film production services throughout New Zealand makes him the ideal person to support existing ARRI customers while uncovering new opportunities for ARRI’s ever-increasing range of production and post production tools and services.
While Mike graduated BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology majoring in Genetics, he chose (like his dad) to pursue a career in photography. Mike’s choice of career path coincided with his decision to move to New Zealand in 2015, where he soon picked up work in the feature film and commercial production markets, moving away from stills towards the moving image.
This involved on-set roles as camera assistant, DIT, high-speed camera tech and more recently heavy lift drone operator and technician. Mike also worked his way up the technical ranks at Imagezone, to become head technician. During this time he undertook ARRI Academy advanced service training on ALEXA Mini and AMIRA service. Mike has since furthered his ARRI SkyPanel LED service knowledge, training with ARRI Australia’s lighting engineer, Rey Adia.
“ARRI’s core camera and lighting business has significantly expanded over the last few years,” explains ARRI Australia managing director, Brett Smith. “New large format lenses, lens controllers and camera stabilisers, plus the recent introduction of the high resolution ARRISCAN XT film scanner demands greater local support for New Zealand.”
“The expansion of the ARRI Solutions Group to serve the growing studio market also adds an exciting dimension to what we offer, and I believe Mike is the perfect person to ensure our New Zealand customers also benefit from our design and consultancy services.”
Service support is a key component of Mike’s role. For ARRI cameras and accessories, Mike will be part of the existing ARRI Australia team, providing direct local support to all ARRI customers. For ARRI lighting service Mike will support customers via existing sales and service distributors EMP Digital Technologies and Professional Lighting Services.
Mike will be based in Auckland. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org