Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Stella Maris create documentary, drama, comedy, animation and factual entertainment for screens of all sizes. Whether it's feature films or short form series we make content with heart that isn't afraid to take risks. We collaborate with creatives to conceive powerful, funny and heartfelt content. Delivering memorable screen moments that move audiences, enlighten them, shock them or make them laugh.
It's stories that we leave behind, we make sure they matter.
Initiated by lead producer Orlando Stewart, a writer and director who accidentally fell into producing, Stella Maris is a company committed to support new voices and ideas. We work with clients and creative teams to deliver work that is original, inventive and memorable and reaches a broad audience. Named after the convent he and his nine brothers and sisters were raised in, the company celebrates the voices of everyday people, outsiders and underdogs.
Diversity and difference are cornerstones of the company.
Over the past five years we've created work we're incredibly proud of and picked up a few awards along the way. Producer, Orlando Stewart was named Independent Producer of the Year in 2019 and our work has screened around the world picking up prizes around the globe.
2021 is shaping up as our biggest year yet with the feature films The Rule of Jenny Pen and Sputnik, close to being production ready and the documentary series When Bob Came primed to go into production in the middle of the year.