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Welcome to Episode Three of the Place Film Series. Showcasing New Zealand locations and filmmakers. Series One puts the spotlight on Central Otago, filmmaking gold.

In this episode we meet aerial cinematographer - Tony Young. The conversation flows atop Queenstown Hill. Nestled alongside the Remarkables, and sitting high above Lake Wakatipu. We hear why he loves being in the mix of talented crew based in Central Otago. And what makes his region so unique as a world renowned film location.

Hold your hat as we take you soaring above snow capped mountains, sweep between rugged canyons and follow rivers through this majestic landscape.

A birds eye view of Central Otago through the lens of Tony Young's state of the art drones.

Place Film Series - Episode Three - From The Bird's Eye


Director - Perry Bradley

Producer - Jozsef Fityus

Cinematographer/Editor - Belinda Bradley

Aerial Cinematography - Tony Young

Production Company - Film Construction

Music - Rhian Sheehan/courtesy of Loop Media New Zealand

Special thanks to:

Tony Young

Helicam Films

Queenstown Camera Company

Direct Rentals


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Updated: Jul 16

When you get to sip the world's best Pinot Noir over a long lunch in one of Central Otago's best wineries, you know you've got a good thing going on. Meet KJ, he closes deals with international filmmakers over lunch on a regular basis. And as KJ says, the Central Otago region sells itself.

“I’ve got the best gig of any film commissioner in the world, not only do I get to live here, but I get to work here as well” - Kevin Jennings.

Central Otago is a world famous film destination. Packed with spectacular locations and highly experienced film crew, international filmmakers flock here. Keeping the locations available, and the region film friendly is key. KJ builds trust between film producers, land owners, government bodies, and service providers.

“As filmmakers we rely on people like Kevin Jennings. He works behind the scenes making sure everything’s in order in his film region. And having shot in Central Otago numerous times we know this is an extremely production friendly place to work in. It’s one of the world's best film destinations" - Executive Producer Jozsef Fityus.

In this episode we hear why so many international producers choose to bring their productions to Central Otago.

Filmmakers talking to filmmakers, it’s rather a lovely conversation.

Film Friendly - Place Film Series - Episode Two

Special Thanks To: Kevin Jennings - Film Otago Southland Amisfield Winery & Bistro Queenstown Camera Company Direct Rentals Helicam Films Sherwood April written and performed by Rhian Sheehan. Courtesy of Loop Media New Zealand.

Created and Produced By Film Construction

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Spectacle, danger, and working with A-Listers.

Meet Woody and Wayne, two of New Zealand's pre-eminent mountain and river Health & Safety guides. We hear about some of their adventures in one of New Zealand’s most epic shooting locations - Central Otago.

We chat to them about the hazards, the rewards, and the richness of the landscape. They share a few behind-the-scenes stories that will amuse and take your breath away.

“You get up in some of these places and you’d be very glad you had Woody and Wayne by your side” says director Perry Bradley.

Woody & Wayne are charming, engaging and exactly who you need while filming in such incredible but very fast changing landscapes.

Health and safety has never sounded so exciting or sexy.

Created and produced by Film Construction.

Place Film Series - Epsiode 1 - Risky Business.

Director - Perry Bradley . Producer - Jozsef Fityus . Cinematography & Editing - Belinda Bradley

Special thanks to:

Wayne Allen, Robert Woods, Helicam Films, Direct Rentals, Sherwood, Southern Safety Film & Events, Queenstown Camera Company, April written & performed by Rhian Sheehan. Courtesy of Loop Media New Zealand.