Film Wellington is your one-stop-shop for help whether you are making movies, commercials or TV shows. We make everything possible for your production utilising New Zealand's most uniquelocations. Best of all, our expert services are free!
There are no payroll taxes or union fringes on New Zealand labor.
The New Zealand Government’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for visitors to New Zealand for most accidents."
New Zealand crew members are generally self-employed independent contractors. So no compulsory fringe benefit tax obligations, personal benefits such as holiday pay and health, government levies or union dues need be paid by your production.
It’s easy to do business here
New Zealand ranks Number 3 on the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business Report’, ahead of UK (7th), Canada (13th), Australia (15th) and USA (4th). This includes bilateral tax agreements, and one of the world’s most advanced and stable banking systems.
The exchange rate is in your favor
The average exchange rate for the first five months of 2012 was $US1 = $NZ1.24.
Film permits are free, as is our time to help you with location advice and planning the logistics of your filming. Request a permit using our online service here.
Film Wellington has an ever expanding library of locations from cosmopolitan cityscapes to lush rural landscapes and dramatic coastlines, all within the compact Wellington region. We can recommend excellent location scouts to help you find that perfect spot. View some of the exciting locations Wellington has to offer in Film Wellington’s online locations library.
Trainline commercial by Big Pictures
Help available 24/7
At Film Wellington we understand filming is not a 9 to 5 job. Rest assured, someone is always available to help and advise you 24/7. For larger productions where you are filming in the Wellington CBD area, someone will always be on hand to make sure your filming goes smoothly. Get in contact with us here.
Whether you need to close roads, change street markings, control traffic lights, re-route buses, hold up a bank or drive a herd of sheep through the CBD, we've done it all before. Film Wellington loves a challenge, so think up something new for us to do and we’ll pull together a team of people who will work through the logistics of your shoot with you.
Road closures are our specialty; in fact no other city can offer you a service like we can. Film Wellington has been closing roads for filming since our office opened 15 years ago. When you need to close an inner city road, Film Wellington pulls together a team of people who will make it happen. Obviously, for a full road closure, the more notice you can give us, the better - ideally at least a month.
While most parking in the suburbs is free, parking can be expensive in town when you have a large crew. Film Wellington can negotiate reasonable rates for you and all your technical vehicles throughout Wellington.
Through Film Wellington’s extensive networks we can connect you to the people, tools and knowledge you need.
When you film in Wellington, you have easy access to world-class film production crews, services and facilities from screenwriters to special effects wizards, production assistants to processing labs. All these are showcased in Film Wellington’s Industry Directory so you can find the best crew, services and facilities for your next project.
Park Road Post Production Sound Mixing Theatre
Safe and sound
People feel safe in the Wellington region. The 2008 Quality of Life survey showed that 97.9% of Wellington city residents feel safe in their homes at night. This is reflected in our low crime stats and means lower insurance premiums for your production.