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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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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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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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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Lloyds Bank “Epic Journey”

Lloyds Bank “Epic Journey”

May 19 2019

Epic film-maker Marcus Soderlund directed this beautiful spot for Academy Films and adam&eveDDB London. Lloyds Bank “Epic Journey” was produced by Juliette Harris and shot by the immaculate Justin Brown. Horse master was Wayne McCormack. Big Pictures also facilitated the stills campaign for photographer, Dean Rogers.   ...

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Miriam Yeung 2019 Concert Video (excerpt)

Miriam Yeung 2019 Concert Video (excerpt)

May 19 2019

The Film Factory, Hong Kong, worked with Big Pictures on a series of concert videos for Hong Kong singer and actress Miriam Chin Wah Yeung. Man Chung directed, with Kris Lo shooting. Locations were all in the Otago area of New Zealand, including the desolate Old Dunstan Road which once brought miners to the gold fields during the 1860’s. ...

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TiOra “Kiwi”

TiOra “Kiwi”

May 19 2019

Big Pictures produced this engaging film for TiOra Tea for Swedish agency Forsman Bodenfors and Dutch client, Jacobs Douwe Egberts. The director was Robin Walters with Sigi Spath Jnr as DP. VFX supremos, Blockhead Auckland, brought Colin the tea-loving kiwi to life. Big Pictures also produced accompanying social media and stills campaigns for ...

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Sony Bravia “Back to Daylight” (Director’s Cut)

Sony Bravia “Back to Daylight” (Director’s Cut)

Apr 17 2018

Tempomedia and DDB Berlin teamed up with Big Pictures to make this evocative commercial for Sony Bravia OLED televisions. The director was Smuggler’s Ben Tricklebank, with Eric Sohlström as director of photography. The film was shot near Queenstown and Wanaka in the South Island of New Zealand over several days and nights using motion ...

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Michelin ‘Shared Joy’ – Director’s Cut

Michelin ‘Shared Joy’ – Director’s Cut

Jun 06 2018

Michelin’s 2017/2018 campaign is about celebrating winter and getting out and enjoying it with good mates. Stewart Hendler directed this upbeat commercial for TBWA Shanghai and New Life Films. The film was shot by Pascal Remond on locations near Queenstown in late June, with the local and international cast braving icy temperatures in ...

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Waitrose Christmas “Coming Home”

Waitrose Christmas “Coming Home”

Nov 16 2016

We are very proud that following success at the Creative Circle Awards, Waitrose Christmas – Coming Home also took out the Best Crafted Award at the British Arrows 2017. The commercial was directed by Rogue Film’s Sam Brown. Big Pictures was line producer. DP was Stephen Keith Roach, production designer Neville Stevenson and the ...

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