George Mackenzie


Business Director Goodoil Films, New Zealand


After gaining a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Religious Studies, Mackenzie turned his back on theology and answered an even higher calling. So began his twenty-year vocation in the advertising industry.

Baptised at Silver Screen Auckland, Mackenzie developed a passion for editing and post-production which led him to a producing role at VTR London. In 1999 he returned to Sydney to manage Oktobor.

During the 2000’s George worked at some of Australia's best-known post and production shops, including the LaB Sydney, as General Manager at Independent Films, and as Executive Producer at Fin Design + Effects.

George was The Sweet Shop's Regional Managing Director, overseeing the Asia Pacific and MENA regions. He moved back to Auckland in 2011. That same year he collected an AXIS award for Best Production Company. He then moved on to Robber's Dog in 2012. 

His efforts have been recognized at ADFEST, Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Spikes, AWARD & Axis. He served on the LIA, Spikes, AWARD, and AXIS in craft and film juries.  Then as ADFEST Craft Jury President in 2012.

In 2018 George joined Goodoil.

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