Our goal when filming weddings is simple, to make a film that you can watch 30 years from now and have it make you feel exactly as you did on your wedding day. We're very much of the belief that a wedding is more than the ceremony. It’s the anticipation in the morning, right through to the celebrations at night. We find the story in your wedding day that is uniquely yours and no one else's. This is what we base our films on.

Our cinematic films aim to not only capture your wedding day, but the two of you as a couple. All our wedding film packages include a consultation, which is great for nutting out all the details for the day but also for us to learn what makes you as a couple tick!

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Kia ora! I’m Ben, the founder and lead videographer of Side Project. 

I've been running Side Project for eight years now and I love it!

With weddings, I love meeting all the amazing people I get to work with and I make it my mission to find and manifest each couple’s unique love story. For any project, weddings or otherwise, I’m addicted to being creative, and making a unique film each time.

I'm a bit of a sci fi geek (yes I read Star Wars fan fiction), I skateboard terribly for someone who has been skating since they were a kid, I met my wife in dance class about a decade ago now and we have a cat named Aki (named after a Japanese backpacker we met in India). I always wanted to be an illustrator, until I started studying illustration.

I love storytelling and bringing joy to people through the things I create.


Travel costs

Side Project is based in Auckland but we happily travel around New Zealand and overseas to film your wedding.

There are no travel costs for the greater Auckland region (including Waiheke), but if you are getting married outside Auckland just drop us a line and we can let you know what the cost for travel will be.