Sam Stuchbury, creative director and founder at Motion Sickness and co-founder of The Social Club, has this week been named in Forbes’ 30 under 30 Asia in the ‘Media, marketing and adverting’ category. We ask him about his journey from a cold Dunedin student flat, what he thinks about the industry and influencers, and what lies next in his path.
Browsing: Sam Stuchbury
Two of the owners of Auckland creative agency Motion Sickness have been dabbling outside of their usual day-to-day activities to photograph and write the book Hideaways, a guide to a variety of beautiful and remote huts, baches and caravans to escape to around the country.
As traditional boundaries around production and advertising start to blur, some of the more progressive companies are doing much more than just filming pretty pictures. Motion Sickness Studio, which kicked into gear in Dunedin around 18 months ago, could be placed in that category. And now it’s moved north to try and get a slice of the content creation market in Auckland. Co-founder Sam Stuchbury sits down for a chat.
Humans seem to have an innate fascination with slo-mo, as evidenced by the eight million or so clips on YouTube. And, judging by the photo booth tomfoolery at various awards evenings, they’re also quite narcissistic, so Dunedin-based design and production shop Motion Sickness Studio has combined those two things and set its slo-mo station loose on the nation.
New Zealanders love it when foreigners stroke our ego, heap praise upon us and seek out our talents. And a fairly surprising example of this phenomenon occurred recently when Critic, the student magazine of the Otago University Student Association and the country’s longest-running student newspaper, completed a project with Newsweek magazine to produce the cover of its latest issue.