something about us

"Our specialty is telling Pasifika stories and our craft is story telling"

Drum Productions is a television, communications and events production company. At its core it provides a powerful and entertaining voice for Pasifika people through the art of storytelling.

We are here to ensure these stories are told in a fresh and authentic way through creative mediums that will excite and entertain audiences around the world.

Drum Productions is New Zealand's first and most celebrated Pacific Islander owned and operated independent production company.

Founded as a theatre company in 1992 by New Zealand born Tongan / Cook Islander Stan Wolfgramm, Drum Productions has grown into a reputable film, television and theatrical events production company winning contracts and mainstream commissions from the likes of national broadcasters, government agencies and corporate leaders.

Directors of Drum Productions are Stan Wolfgramm and Julie Smith


  • Drum Productions Westfield Style Pasifika inducted as a permanent feature of the Tangata o le Moana display at our NZ national museum Te Papa.
  • Drum Productions nominated for 3 New Zealand Film & Television industry awards for Best Entertainment program and Best NZ Documentary.
  • Winner of 2 New Zealand Film & Television industry excellence awards.
  • Drum Productions selected by the National Business Review as one of New Zealand's top ten Pacific Business Sector Companies.
  • Winner of the Pacific Island Media Association Television Award for pushing the boundaries of shows on television.
  • Drum Productions and Westfield NZ winner NBR sponsorship of the arts award for outstanding achievements.
  • Drum Productions short film 'Dots Death' was toured through Europe and the United States by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian New York then archived.
  • Drum Productions Stan Wolfgramm presented the inaugural Pacific Navigators Achievement Award by the Pacific Business Trust to acknowledge his contribution to the Pacific community and achievements as a pioneer of Pacific business.