Pukeko Pictures launches competition to interview Weta’s Sir Richard Taylor

15 July, 2011 by IF

Press release from Adele Feletto Publicity

To celebrate series two of the internationally successful series, the WotWots, Pukeko Pictures is offering one lucky fan the ultimate in geeky goodness – a 20 minute telephone conversation with Creative Director & Design and Effects Supervisor, Sir Richard Taylor and Senior Concept Designer, Professor Greg Broadmore of Weta Workshop.


Coinciding with the annual Comic-Con International event, where the competition will also be promoted, the once in a lifetime money-cant buy opportunity is open to fans internationally and is easy to enter – simply fill out the entry form at www.wotwots.com. (Full terms & conditions available on the website)

Find out what you’ve always wanted to know about two of the creative geniuses at Weta Workshop – their work, their influences, how they got started and even…their favourite food!

The competition opens Thursday July 21 at midday (NZ local time) and closes Thursday August 11 2011 at midday (NZ local time) with the winner notified on Friday August 19 2011 (NZ local time). The winner will also be announced at www.wotwots.com  

“We are thrilled to be offering Weta Workshop fans across the world this unique opportunity to speak simultaneously to both Sir Richard Taylor and Professor Greg Broadmore. Collectively they have worked on some of the world’s biggest film and book properties and their works are house-hold names. Perfectly timed with the second series launch of the WotWots and Comic-Con International, we anticipate this will be a highly sought after prize” said Andrew Smith, Chief Executive of Pukeko Pictures.

Sir Richard Taylor is the co-founder of the Weta companies in New Zealand. As Creative Director of Weta Workshop, Richard and his team have brought to life several fantasy films such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong, Chronicles of Narnia and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Richard’s new children’s program, the WotWots is broadcast in 90 countries around the world including the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Korea and New Zealand. Over the years, 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.

Professor Greg Broadmore is an artist, writer and friend to robots, he is also an illustrator and conceptual designer for Weta Workshop. Greg has been the designer for many creative motion picture movies including District 9, King Kong, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Black Sheep. As creator and designer of Dr. Grordbort’s world of Rayguns and contraptions and author of many critically acclaimed books, Greg is one of the great creative minds in this retro-science fiction universe.

the WotWots is a vibrant, energetic and colourful learning-based series which has just been acknowledged with a second Parents’ Choice Award. The brand was first recognised by Parents’ Choice Awards for the free e-book ‘Lanky Landing Legs’ and most recently in the Spring 2011 Television category – based on being age appropriate and learning based with a sense of fun.

the WotWots
the WotWots is an enchanting pre-school series that follows the adventures of two adorable siblings from outer space, SpottyWot and DottyWot. This delightful pair of enquiring minds have come to Earth to explore and to marvel at the extraordinary diversity of life on the blue planet. The show celebrates this joy of discovery and demonstrates the positive values that are the building blocks of a true and enduring friendship.

Pukeko Pictures is a business partnership between Academy Award winner Richard Taylor the co-founder and creative lead of Weta Workshop (Lord of the Rings, King Kong), and internationally acclaimed author and children’s television creator, Martin Baynton. Taylor and Baynton previously teamed up to create the award winning children’s program, Jane and the Dragon.