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The Otago Southland region has hosted international feature films, television commercials, documentaries and more. From thrilling action to colourful fantasy, here are a few recent case studies.

Mission Impossible: Fallout

The sixth installment in the blockbuster Mission Impossible franchise filmed some impressive scenes in Otago and Southland during the winter of 2017.

Paramount Pictures.

"...the helicopter sequence is just incredibly exhilarating and very dangerous. So there's really only one country that would allow us to do it.
" - Tom Cruise

A Wrinkle in Time

The landscapes of Lake Hawea and surrounds became an otherwordly planet for Ava du Vernay's 2018 fantasy film, 'A Wrinkle in Time'.

Walt Disney Pictures.

"Usually I can't wait to get home because I love my own backyard so much. New Zealand fills me up so deeply that I don't have the usual longing to get home." - Oprah Winfrey

Coca-Cola - The Letter

Coca-Cola filmed their Christmas 2020 TV commercial in Queenstown Lakes and Southland, with Taika Waititi directing the spot remotely from Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coca-Cola, Widen+Kennedy, Hungry Man, Curious Film.

"It’s always a privilege working with Taika, he’s incredibly inspiring and we all give our very best for him. And, as a bonus, we got to shoot in some of the most beautiful places in NZ." - Matt Noonan, Service Producer at Curious Film via Shots.net

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