May 2014: in a cold but sunlit room smack bang in the beating centre of Wellington, two people sat. Contemplating. Brain waves hissed.
They were about to embark on an uncharted journey - joining their talents in the fields of videography, set design, photography illustration and design, to forge a unique media company.
Co-founders Mark Russell and Sophi Reinholt loved (and still do) the books of Roald Dahl, the author behind such classics as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.
Both Mark + Sophi love adventurous, immersive travel. Both enjoy the company and unabashed insights of children. Naming this company was going to be a lot easier than they had anticipated.
In a flurry of peach-related imagery, childhood memories and much anticipation, The Renegade Peach Project was launched.
We are driven by stories.
We love creative videography, helping others tell the world about their projects via the medium of moving images, and engaging with people from all walks of life.
We want to create content that looks unique, provokes and moves people, has heart, and we want to develop fantastic working relationships with the people we collaborate with.
Mark Russell - a corporate lawyer by training, Mark began his path to professional photography and videography when he handed in one week's notice at the law firm he was employed by.
He packed his things and set off on a round-the-world-trip with a newly purchased camera. He has never looked back. He co-founded the avant garde media company, Adventure Artists, before moving on to The Renegade Peach Project.
Sophi Reinholt - grew up in the Middle East (Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel), read theatre at university, worked with children, and always photographed what inspired her - which typically revolved around the faces of people with intriguing and unusual stories to tell.
With a background ranging from early childhood teaching to set design + construction, Sophi moved into videography in 2011.
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