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Inside Weta - Workshop People

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is the co-founder and co-director of the Weta companies in Wellington, New Zealand. Richard is the Creative Director of Weta Workshop and its affiliate businesses (Weta Limited and Pukeko Pictures). Richard has been awarded five Oscars, four BAFTAs and numerous other achievements for Weta's success in the disciplines of make up, costume and visual effects.

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Richard Taylor

Dordi Moen

 
Dordi Moen
Dordi is the first Norwegian to work at Weta Workshop

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Jordan Thomson

 
Jordan Thomson
I like building machines that can build machines.

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Andrew Gillespie

 
Andrew Gillespie
Andrew Gillespie Graduated Victoria University - Bachelor of Industrial Design

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Rik Athorne

 
Rik Athorne
Rik is from the UK and first came to New Zealand in Dec 2006, he liked it so much he decided to stay a little longer! He has mostly worked...

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Nick Keller

 
Nick Keller
Originally from Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty, Nick began work at Weta Workshop in 2006 as a concept designer.

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Mary Pike

 
Mary Pike
Studied model making and then Production Design at the National Film School in Ireland. Came to New Zealand after qualifying and worked as a designer in Wellington theatre.

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Rob Gillies

 
Rob Gillies
Rob Gillies' job is overseeing the team in the Workshop.

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Tania Rodger

 
Tania Rodger
Tania Rodger had considered a career as a performer in the theatre, but on arriving in Wellington with Richard Taylor, quickly discovered that there were creative opportunities equally as rewarding...

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Christian Pearce

 
Christian Pearce
The only questions I am ever asked about my work here at Weta are "how the heck did you get a job?" and "can I has your job plz?"

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