Regional Film Office
Film Otago Southland is a regional film office, providing free information and support for film productions in Queenstown and the wider Otago and Southland region.
We can help you with enquiries related to film permits, locations, location access, crew and equipment, and more.
As a film office, we help to:
- attract, facilitate and market screen productions
- develop the sector for regional business
- maximise opportunities for regional film professionals; and
- assist with policy development
Our region offers 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.
We are based in Queenstown - an established screen production centre for more than 30 years. Its internationally renowned locations and huge choice of accommodation and entertainment options make the region 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, Red Bull and many more.
Feature films such as MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT, THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT trilogies, ALIEN: COVENANT, A WRINKLE IN TIME, PETE’S DRAGON, THE LIGHT BETWEEN THE OCEANS, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, and THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE have also had a considerable impact on the region.
(Featured image courtesy of Cam Wood, Location Scout)