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Film Otago Southland


10 Gorge Road, Queenstown, New Zealand

Tel +64-3-450-0531

Film Otago Southland is a collaboration representing six regions in the southern half of New Zealand's South Island. It covers the established film offices of Film Queenstown and Film Dunedin, as well as the districts of Central Otago, Clutha, Waitaki and Southland. We have the third largest production centre in New Zealand with an established industry and infrastruc-ture. By co-ordinating the assistance of local authorities, permits, we help provide a seamless production experience throughout an incredibly diverse range of locations. Otago and Southland also offer one of the highest concentrations of film and TVC professionals in New Zealand; these companies use the latest equipment and technology to produce a huge range of film, features, television, TV commercials and stills productions Queenstown has been an established screen production centre for more than 30 years. Its internationally renowned locations and huge choice of accommodation and entertainment options make the regions popular with all members of a production. From A-list stars to producers looking after their bottom line, everyone wants to come back. The industry is sustained by regular television commercials with international calibre production companies calling the South Island home, such as Samsung, Subaru, Yamaha, Audi, Corona Beer, LG Watch, Skoda, Red Bull, Asahi and many more. Feature films such as LORD OF THE RINGS, WOLVERINE, THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, THE HOBBIT, PETE’S DRAGON, THE LIGHT BETWEEN THE OCEANS, ALIEN ; COVENANT, have also had a considerable impact on the region. Southern New Zealand is film-friendly and offers stunning pristine landscapes, Film Otago Southland assist productions with finding potential filming locations, offer many resources to producers, film crew and local filmmakers, and connect productions with the crew, vendor services and film liaisons throughout the Region.