About Us

WhitebaitMedia is a modern, purpose built production house situated in central Christchurch. With the largest and most well equipped studio Facilities in the South Island. Whitebait has been creating quality television and commercial content for New Zealand and international audiences for over 15 years.

Directors

Janine Morrell-Gunn

Janine Morrell-Gunn

Janine is a highly experienced and leading producer of childrens’ television in New Zealand. She has worked on many iconic shows before co-founding WhitebaitMedia in 1988 with Jason Gunn. Janine continues to create innovative TV while maintaining close ties with the local community. A successful businesswoman and multi-tasker, in 2009 Janine was recognised with an "Entrepreneur of Year" award by WIFT (Women In Film and TV). It was the same year she opened the doors to WhitebaitMedia’s stunning brand new, purpose built television production Facility in Princess Street, Christchurch.

Jason Gunn

Jason Gunn

For over 25 years Jason has been one of New Zealand’s most loved broadcasters. An acclaimed and versatile television and radio personality he’s also a director, writer and producer. The face of kids TV in the 1980’s Jason has also hosted many popular shows from Dancing with the Stars to Wheel of Fortune. Named best presenter at the Qantas Media Awards (2007, 2008, 2009) and New Zealand’s funniest man on Television (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009). As a husband and wife team, Jason and Janine Morrell-Gunn created WhitebaitMedia.

Key Staff

Reuben Davidson

Producer ‘The Adam & Eve Show’

Reuben Davidson

Reuben co-ordinates The Adam & Eve Show creative process with his multi-talented team, writing and creating fresh and dynamic content for young New Zealanders across all screens. 

Morgan Williams

Producer 'What Now'

Morgan Williams

Morgan is new to the What Now producer role and brings varied experience in many areas of media production. Overseeing an energetic and talented team, Morgan is proud to be a big part of New Zealand’s ‘wildest ride on a Sunday morning’

Emma Gribble

Producer 'Darwin & Newts'

Emma Gribble

Emma is currently developing Darwin and Newts, a new and exciting project offering fun, engaging content for preschoolers. 

Blair Rowe

Finance Manager

Blair Rowe

With a background in chartered accountancy and experience managing all aspects of financial operations, Blair offers expertise and support to the management team and oversees the financial practices of the group. 

Tim Murdoch

Technical Manager

Tim Murdoch

Tim gets shows on air and projects completed. He is the man behind the scenes with a comprehensive knowledge of all the technical aspects of production. 

Bradley Cowan

Personal Assistant

Bradley Cowan

Brad is the Personal Assistant to the company directors and senior management keeping everyone on time and in touch.