TWENTY YEARS OF FILM INDUSRY MUSCLE. BREAKING NEW GROUND EVERYDAY
Two young men, armed with a singular vision and a hand-levered La Pavoni espresso machine, decided to take over a basement office beside a student pub in Auckland, New Zealand.
The year was 1996, and they knew this much – they were passionate about filmmaking, and partial to a good coffee.
Since then, Film Construction has grown beyond the bounds of a basement and into one of Australasia’s most creative and awarded film production companies with head office in Auckland, and outposts in Sydney, Singapore, and Wanaka.
Widely regarded as a nurturing home for filmmaking talent, dozens of filmmakers have called it home. Todays roster is a film family of inventive Film Directors, and energetic Producers.
And while Film Construction has always been passionate about filmmaking, we’ve never been more excited about things than we are today. With the explosive evolution of technology, we can now shoot in many formats, and for many different screens. We work with advertising agencies, direct with marketing and communications departments, as well as broadcasters.
And of course we work with offshore production companies wanting to shoot their projects in New Zealand.
WELCOME TO OUR PRODUCTION SERVICES ARM - PLACE.
Place has been specifically created to handle production services for offshore productions. As highly experienced line producers you can be confident that you'll be filming in the right locations, with the best crews, maximising your budget and getting the best onscreen value for your project. All whilst enjoying the delicious food, wine and coffee that New Zealand is renowned for.
A competitively priced destination for basing your next offshore production with very favourable exchange rates. Making your production dollar go that much further.
For more info on filming in New Zealand hit the link here www.filmconstructionplace.com
The Rooster Who Wouldn't Crow
Every shoot is packed with challenges. This one came in the form of pigs, chooks, sheep, a rooster, children, a water gag, stunts, a gorse bush. And a thunder storm. What could go wrong! It was a big story to tell in a short amount of time. Throwing our cast family into the never ending tasks of lifestyle living, portraying the highs and lows of owning your little slice of, er, paradise.
“Blocking the action and careful shot planning was key to filling this family’s life with all the colour and chaos the scenes called for”, says Director - Perry Bradley. Having made the move from inner city living to his own slice of green escapism around a decade ago, many of the scenarios rang true for Perry. “I am that guy. I've had to chase chickens out of the bathroom. Pull a tractor out from the septic tank overflow, and out of the pond. I could go on… I live this stuff and knew exactly what the performances required.
Magic writing and creative guidance from James Blackwood and Robin Powell from BCG2 ensured this project brought a smile to the viewers face and rang true.
Needless to say it was an action packed two day shoot filled with animal antics and good old country air. But not without its share of snags. When it came time for the rooster to do what roosters do best, shyness overcame him. A terrabyite of footage later, the moment finally arrived. Providing the opening scene for the film. The Rooster may not have crowed on demand but when it came to his stunt on a collapsing shelf he was a star. I guess he didn't want to be stereotyped.