Images & Sound celebrates 40 years!

Posted Tuesday 09 May 2023

Images & Sound celebrates 40 years!

What a significant milestone for the team at Images & Sound! We hope they're planning an equally significant party to celebrate their success and hard work! 

The Auckland-based company is a long-time sponsor of the WIFT NZ Awards offering the Award for Success in Television & Digital.

The team has applied its talents to some of New Zealand’s biggest domestically shot film and television projects, including The Brokenwood Mysteries, My Life is Murder, The Luminaries, The Rings of Power, plus international projects including Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Star Trek (2009), and recent films like Power of the Dog.

Current owners Grant Baker (pictured left) and Steve Finnigan (pictured, right) took over the company in 2008.

As reported by, Images & Sound was founded in 1983 as Video Images, and was initially focused on the advertising industry, providing film telecine and editing facilities for film companies and advertising agencies.

In 1993 the company was bought by a consortium of five owners and re-branded Images Post, with the new owners starting to invest in emerging digital technologies.

In 1995, Images Post and production company Communicado bought Mandrill Audio Post, and in 1997 moved it up to Images’ Grafton Road location from Mandrill’s existing location in York St, Parnell.

In 2002 Mandrill was rebranded to Soundpost, and 2007 saw the convergence of Images Post and Sound Post into the entity it is today, Images & Sound – complete post production.

Baker and Finnegan both worked at Images and Mandrill respectively over the prior years before becoming company directors in 2006.

The combined company now boasts nine audio suites including two mixing theatres, three Baselight Telecine grading suites, Flame VFX and online suites, nine in-house Avid editing suites and a dedicated digital media centre running 15 hours a day.

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