MEET THE TEAM

 

Debbie Byrnand

Executive Producer

Red Carpet New Zealand is created and managed by Debbie Byrnand, the company director of Red Carpet Productions Limited. Debbie has a background in most aspects of filmmaking, the beauty industry as a hairdresser and makeup artist, fitness industry as personal trainer, instructor and nutritionist. Debbie is also a registered celebrant and mother of two. As the founder of Red Carpet New Zealand, she has been covering entertainment and lifestyle events for their own digital outlets since 2014 and has continually added innovative outlets like the "Red Carpet TV" app. Debbie will also cover Red Carpet events and lifestyle stories as a field reporter.

Instagram: @debbyrnand
Facebook: @DebbieByrnand

Bevan Lynch

Reporter

Bevan is a presenter and MC originally from South Africa, where he focused on corporate presentations and voicing radio and television pieces. He was a regular weekend radio presenter for East Coast Radio in KwaZulu Natal. After moving to New Zealand, Bevan joined the Red Carpet TV team in 2015, where he is making his mark in the hearts and minds of viewers while capturing the essence of an event to give it that special Red Carpet New Zealand buzz.

Instagram: @bevanlynch

Emma Byrnand

Reporter (Children's Events) 

Daughter of producer Debbie, Emma has acted in short films, voiced TV commercials and is a regular on the red carpet. Emma specialises in getting the reactions of children on the red carpet and at events.

Facebook: @EmmaRedCarpet

Lewis Rowe

Reporter

Lewis is forging his way onto the media scene and is known around town for his classic British fashion choices, eye for detail and a glass of bubbles in hand. As an automotive specialist, Lewis has been running his car business for over 6 years alongside attending many of the events on the Auckland social calendar. Lewis is an enthusiastic reporter/presenter and has worked on Radio and TV along with a variety of MC work. Lewis is just at home on the red carpet and has become well established since his arrival from the UK.

Instagram: @lewisroweofficial

Jo Holley and Shavaughn Ruakere

Reporters

They’ve never lost their small-town roots, Maori girls heralding from both the East and West Coast they are comfortable hosting in their red bands, their red stilettos and everything in-between. The Dynamic duo have both returned to New Zealand from traversing the globe hosting travel shows, crossing live from the Oscars & interviewing the likes of Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Goldie Hawn and Mark Wahlberg. Their authentic, witty, effervescent style will capture any audience from your Corporate Events, Christmas do’s to Fireman of the Year Awards – definitely that!

Instagram: @therealjoholley, @shavaughn_ruakere

Te Reo Māori   

Kayne Peters

Reporter

Kayne Peters entered television as a Kids TV presenter and went on to work in schools throughout South Auckland as an arts coordinator and tutor for dance and drama. He then went on to report for TVNZ, Māori TV as well as Red Carpet TV. And now he directs long standing youth show, Pūkana.

Instagram: @kaynepeters

Te Reo Māori 

Lee Plummer

Reporter 

Lee Plummer has worked in radio for more than 20 years as a broadcaster. She has also worked in the creative field as a Creative Director and is a corporate voice talent. Acting as MC for Publicity events, being on screen for in-house communication opportunities, Lee is comfortable in front of a camera, a microphone or a few thousand people.

Instagram: @leebeeplummer

Erin Simpson

Reporter

Erin is one of New Zealand’s leading influencers when it comes to lifestyle and entertainment, as well as home interior design. With a passion for DIY and home makeovers, Erin has also launched a range of Kiwiana art to complement any contemporary space.

Instagram: @erinsimpson13

Rob Kipa-Williams

Reporter

Rob has many acting credits, including the Jason Statham starrer Meg800 Words, Brokenwood Mysteries, Waru, Find Me A Māori Bride, Consent: The Louise Nicolas Story and Shortland Street.

Instagram: @robkipawilliams

Te Reo Māori    

Trudi Nelson

Reporter

Broadcaster and past president of Foodwriters NZ, Trudi Nelson has a prominent career in lifestyle presenting and writing. Trudi (aka Trudi the Foodie) will showcase the latest gastronomic trends around New Zealand with Red Carpet TV.

Instagram: @trudifresh

Mary-Therese Blair

Reporter

Why Drink Like A Fish, When You Can Drink Like A Mermaid?
Wine is one of Mary’s life's passions, only matched by her love and passion for the ocean, hence being known as MermaidMary. When she’s not talking on the radio or writing about wine, she can be found at wine events, whether she’s pouring wines or drinking them. Her favourite past-time is chatting to awesome winemakers about their amazing craft and she is regularly seen, mic in hand, grabbing someone for a quick chat!

Instagram: @mermaidmary

Millen Baird and Siobhan Marshall

Reporters

Millen (Auckland Daze, Darryl) and Siobhan (Outrageous Fortune, The Blue Rose) are well known actors, writers, producers, animators and voice artists, originally from New Zealand but now based in Los Angeles, USA. They are now our LA correspondence ready to hit the red carpet and media junkets representing Red Carpet NZ.

Instagram: @millenbaird, @siobhangm 

Steven Samuel Johnson

Chief Editor

Steven alongside Debbie and friends founded Red Carpet NZ and produced several short films including “Pearl” which won the Avalon Studio Award at Tropfest 2017. Steven is our chief editor and can occasionally be seen as second camera at events.

Guy Pigden

Videographer

Guy is our main videographer and has experience in all areas of production, having worked in the field for over ten years. He wrote and directed the feature film 'I Survived a Zombie Holocaust' which won the Independent Spirit Award at Sydney’s Night of Horror Film Festival.

Carmen Bird

Photographer

Carmen is an award-winning events photographer and a natural at capturing the energy at our red carpet events. She has a passion for photographing the beautiful landscapes of the world and is an asset to the atmosphere we create at events.

Neil Gussey

Photographer

Neil is one of New Zealand’s top fashion photographers, having worked in the industry for over twenty-five years. Neil’s calm and relaxed manner enables guests to feel at ease in front of the camera making it easy for him to capture those perfect shots.

Daniela De Jesus

Production Assistant Intern

Dani has taken a year out of her Film, Television and Digital Production degree at Bath Spa University in England to gain experience within the industry here in New Zealand. She has joined the team as a production assistant intern and can often be seen at events, helping out the rest of the crew.

CONTACT US TODAY

To discuss product placement and promotional opportunities for your brand and help get your
products and events in front of the key entertainment audience

Producer:
Debbie Byrnand

Email:
[email protected]

Phone:
021 875 321

Head Office:
650 Mount Albert Road, Royal Oak, AUCKLAND 1023

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