New Zealand based production company Film Construction launch the trailer to the PLACE film series today. An intimate view on one of New Zealand’s most famous film regions, Central Otago and some of the filmmakers that live and work there.
“Having filmed in amazing locations all over New Zealand with incredible local crew we thought it would be great to chat to some of these filmmakers”, says Executive Producer Jozsef Fityus. “And find out what they love most about filming in this incredible PLACE we call home”.
“There is a reason why Hollywood filmmakers like Ridley Scott come and shoot here. It is a very special place. Hence the name of our films. The depth of filmmaking talent, the variety of locations, rich cross-cultural casting opportunities and the strong exchange rate all add up to a great offering” says Jozsef.
Series One is based in Central Otago, filmmaking paradise. These mountains, lakes, forests and valleys have hosted scores of filmmakers from all over the world. From Major Motion Pictures to TV Series, Documentaries, Television Commercials and Stills Campaigns.
This online series of conversations gives you some insights into the filmmakers behind the scenes, and the scenes themselves. We explore the landscapes as we hear about what drives them. Some of their favourite on-set moments, and some of the challenges they face. You also get a taste of that Kiwi can do spirit and professionalism that our industry has become renowned for. Filmmakers talking to filmmakers, it’s a rather lovely conversation.
Alfie Speight – Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
April written and performed by Rhian Sheehan. Licensed courtesy of Loop Media New Zealand
Brett Mills – Queenstown Camera Company
David Arnold – Flying Trestles Catering
Kevin Jennings – Film Otago Southland
Nic Macallan – Direct Rentals
Sam Chapman – The Sherwood
Tony Young – Helicam Films
Wayne Allen and Robert Wood – Southern Safety Film and Events
Created and Produced By Film Construction