Big Pictures provides film production and location services in Aotearoa New Zealand to commercial, television and film production companies and photographers

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Aotearoa New Zealand is Open

Aotearoa New Zealand is Open

Jun 13 2022

We’re enjoying welcoming back old friends and colleagues to Aotearoa New Zealand again! After two long years, Aotearoa New Zealand has re-opened its borders to fully vaccinated visitors from visa waiver countries, without any requirement to isolate on arrival. Visa waiver countries include USA, Australia, UK, most European countries, Japan, ...

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Rian Johnson shoots Pokemon spot in Auckland, from LA

Rian Johnson shoots Pokemon spot in Auckland, from LA

Jul 26 2022

New Zealand closed its borders to the world early in the pandemic in 2020, and they remained largely closed for the next two years. The decision undoubtably saved thousands of lives, but made for some challenging times for local film makers involved in international co-productions.   But the industry demonstrated its resilience and ...

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Devils Advocate – Live Stream

Devils Advocate – Live Stream

Jul 26 2022

In 2021, Big Pictures was involved in several international documentary series, live streaming interviews with contributors based in New Zealand.   One of these was for the Sky Television series Devils Advocate – The Mostly True Story of Giovanni Di Stefano, brilliantly directed by Sam Hobkinson (Misha & the Wolves, Fear City: New ...

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Aptamil A2 Organic Milk

Aptamil A2 Organic Milk

Apr 01 2020

Big Pictures welcomed back Hong Kong production company Off Lo Hi in late February for a shoot for Aptamil A2 organic baby milk formula. Alfred Hau was the director, with respected Hong Kong cameraman Siu Dee shooting. Locations were Mt Creighton and Arcadia stations near Queenstown. Sadly, it has turned out to be the last shoot of our summer ...

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