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Take a road trip with Film Construction in the latest episode of the

PLACE FILM SERIES.

 

Vehicle hire is an important part of any film production. But mainstream rental car companies don’t always understand the needs of filmmakers. Many rental agreements forbid driving on the very roads we need to traverse. In this episode we meet Nicola MacAllan from Direct Rentals, our favourite specialist film vehicle rental company.

 

As usual, the conversation takes place on another outstanding Queenstown location, this time the magnificent Skippers Canyon. Nic explains how the company began. And why there is a need for an industry specific alternative to the big brands.

 

"The PLACE films are a beautiful glimpse into the people and resources of New Zealand" says film producer Jozsef Fityus “Getting the shot means moving vehicles, crew and equipment into some remote locations. And Direct rentals is a company run by filmmakers who understand our needs”.

 

PLACE is an industry showcase of New Zealand locations and filmmakers. The spotlight is on Central Otago. Filmmakers talking to filmmakers, it’s rather a lovely conversation.

 

Off The Beaten Track - Episode Four - Place Film Series

Credits:

Director - Perry Bradley

Producer - Jozsef Fityus

DOP/Editor/Colourist - Belinda Bradley

Music written and performed by Rhian Sheehan. Courtesy of Loop Media New Zealand.

Special Thanks To:

Direct Rentals - Nicolla MacCallen

Queenstown Camera Company

The Sherwood

 

 

 

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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

Credits:

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

Sherwood

 

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Updated: Jul 16, 2019

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.

 

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