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.
"...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'.
"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
International Olympic Committee - Become The Light
The IOC chose the Queenstown region to shoot its global campaign for the Winter Olympics 2018, filmed over six of the coldest nights of the year.
"It's been impressive to see what the crew has been able to do with these very difficult conditions, and how they are true champions. The crew here deserve a gold medal."
- Daniela Negreda, Senior Marketing Manager at the IOC
Milford Sound formed the backdrop of an uninhabited planet in 2018 sci-fi flick Alien: Covenant.
"[The landscape] works - it's so majestic."
- Sir Ridley Scott
The landscapes are gorgeous, but most importantly, the people have been so kind and so friendly and opened up their homes, and we've all been so touched about what a beautiful experience its been. - Reese Witherspoon, on filming A WRINKLE IN TIME