Alix Whittaker

Founder and CEO of Candlelit Pictures

Producer and Financier - Feature Films, Series

027 600 6565

alix@candlelitpictures.co.nz


Alix’s focus is on developing and producing work by strong, authentic Kiwi voices.

Over the past decade, she has established herself as one of New Zealand’s most prolific music video producers, supporting over 30 different directors to develop their visual storytelling skills. Her favourite -directed by THUNDERLIPS- is ‘Glare’ for Sheep, Dog & Wolf. This clip earned a Vimeo Staff Pick, Best Music Video 2014 at Show Me Shorts Film Festival, Best Abstract Video at Vision Feast 2015, and a nomination for Best Alternative Video at the UK Music Video Awards.

Outside of her work in music videos; Alix has produced numerous short films, web series, and two feature films to date. She worked as an Associate Producer on Dustin Feneley’s debut feature ‘Stray’ (premiered Moscow International Film Festival 2018), and Co-Producer on Tim van Dammen’s recent feature ‘Mega Time Squad’ (premiered Fantasia Film Festival 2018). She was also the Producer Intern on Taika Waititi’s ‘Hunt For The Wilderpeople’ (premiered Sundance 2016).

Alix was one of 12 fledgling film producers picked by the New Zealand Film Commission for the inaugural ‘A-Z Producing Course’ presented by AFTRS in 2017.