SHOWBOAT creates videos that inspire

Showboat blends strong, modern design with laser-sharp storytelling to create powerful & engaging animated videos that promote businesses of every size, shape and flavour.

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Why Animated Video Works


Animated video is one of the most important tools in your brand box – it speaks directly to your audience, seizing attention and transmitting your message 
simply and effectively.


Online video is your 24-hour salesperson, reaching out to customers in local markets and around the world, boosting confidence and building trust when they’re making decisions online.


People remember 20% of what they hear – 30% of what they see – & 70% of what they hear & see. Video brings products & services TO LIFE in ways other mediums just can’t.

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"We use the endless possibilities of motion graphics to speak directly to your audience, creating an emotional connection that’s impossible with static content. It’s rocks versus rockets."

Let’s Work Together

Whatever your vision, Showboat will craft an animation that’s pinpoint targeted to the audience you want, delivering the results you need. There’s no such thing as ‘a standard’ video, that’s why we offer a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your project, while our 6 Step process ensures we work with you every step of the way – so there’s no surprises.

To get the ball rolling, check out the pre-production questionnaire. It lets us do a little thinking and bring fresh ideas to the free consultation.

6 Step Process

Free Consultation

At our free consultation we define your core message, while discussing potential style and tone – to arrive at the clearest possible statement of your vision.


The next step is to identify your target audience and determine how best to communicate with them. To help us, please download and fill out the Showboat Pre-production Questionnaire then return it.


Once we’ve established your message and market, our creative writer crafts a visual script that captures its essence – making sure your message is conveyed with maximum impact and clarity.


We’ll provide a range of styling options that reflect your brand and positioning – and hit the spot with your audience – as well as locate any voiceover talent required.


A storyboard is the visual outline of your animation. It ensures that the style and story match your expectations and requirements. It also helps avoid surprises and revisions once the video is complete.


This is when it all comes together: the part where the elements are designed, created and combined to bring your story to LIFE... Boom – you’ve got an incredible new marketing tool.

Spreading the Word

Once your sparkling new animation has been created, it’s time to send it out into the world. We’re here to help you with video hosting – whether on YouTube or your own site – steer you through analytics, as well as optimising your site for search engine results.

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Our Work

Our Explainer Vid!

Inspiragram Animation


NZRS - It's about connections

Highlanders Sting (Non-commercial)

Oritain - Proving Origin

ADInstruments - LabChart

Silver Fern Farms - Young Farmers Awards

HAIL - Create/Curate/Communicate

Seperex Nutritionals

World Solar

.nz Campaign Animation (1 of 4)

Escea DX Ducting

Silver Fern Farms Presentation

Art Photo Auction

Baking Industry Assoc. of New Zealand - Gingy's Wedding

Escea - Smart Heat

Southern Showdown Corporate Boxing Titles

Escea - Direct Vent

Brave New Coin - Investment Animation

Polson McMillan Lawyers

Dunedin - Enterprise Dunedin

Leadership - New Zealand Defence Force

Escea - Design Flexibility

Who we are

The Showboat team has produced work for a huge range of clients – from high-profile international organisations to ambitious local start-ups. We bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the table every time.

We’re perfectionists. No matter the size, every job gets our complete attention – ensuring we deliver the sharpest, slickest product possible – with a Showboat shine.

For further information why not check out Nate's (Founder/Creative Director) profile on LinkedIn?