Filmmakers love Southland.

Mark Twain described Milford Sound as the eighth wonder of the world, and this incredible fiord is one of several stunning locations within the Southland district. Sir Ridley Scott chose Milford Sound to star in ALIEN: COVENANT, and it also backdropped the opening scene of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT.

The area's main city Invercargill featured in THE WORLD'S FASTEST INDIAN, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins as Invercargill legend Burt Munro. Invercargill has a multi-faceted, timeless character that lends itself to a wide variety of period looks including US townscapes from the ‘50s to present day. It also hosts a thriving tertiary institution (Southland Institute of Technology) offering various screen production courses.

Message from the Mayor

The Invercargill City Council is a strong supporter of the film industry and any opportunity we get to showcase our beautiful city and region is one we’d relish. Our unique landscape, architecture and beaches are a film maker’s dream Nobby Clark - Invercargill City

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