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A world of unique locations & opportunities in reach

Welcome to Screen CanterburyNZ

Explore our world of film, all within close proximity to Ōtautahi Christchurch

Screen CanterburyNZ welcomes all filmmakers, story-tellers and content generators, to the most accessible and diverse film location in the world - all within an hour of our international airport and New Zealand’s newest and second largest city - the Garden City of Christchurch.

We’ve explored every corner of our region for you. If you want to gain access to amazingly unique locations for your next project, we have the keys you’ll need - ready for you to explore with.

We are here to help you capture anything destined for any screen. From the mountains to the sea - from old period buildings, to some of the most modern city architecture on earth. let’s chat about your next film project.

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Home to Aoraki Mt Cook


A Thousand Mountains

Canterbury and the South Island is home to New Zealand’s largest peak, Aoraki Mt Cook, and a thousand other mountains, glaciers and permanent snow areas. We can land you anywhere you need to be to get the epic shot and sort any access requirements you will need.
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From the mountains to the sea


Unique Film Diversity

The film diversity of Canterbury and the West Coast offers amazing opportunities for any film maker. If you need a locations expert to unlock a specific part of our stunning region, then we have many people who have explored every corner of our country. For a full list of everyone who can help your next project get some traction, view our local cast and crew.
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Epic locations in close proximity


One Hour Access

Canterbury is New Zealand’s largest region and home to every type of location you can dream of. All the incredible options are still less than a 1 hour flight from Christchurch International Airport. With a plane or a helicopter you can access any potential space quickly and efficiently. We can help you organise any transport requirements you have, no matter how big or small your team is. Get access now.
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Accessible on any budget


A Thousand Lakes & Beaches

What other location in the world can you start from a mountain top and be at the beach within minutes. The diversity of our location comes alive with the closeness of our proximity - a film makers dream. We don’t have one mountain, we have thousands, and each distinct season allows us to cater to any narrative or genre.
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Behind the Scenes

On Location

On Location in Canterbury/West Coast

On Location in Canterbury/West Coast

There are always many stories being told in our region on any given day. See some of the current projects being shot as well as the past blockbusters that have utilised the skills of our local crew and featured our stunning backdrop.

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@ScreenCanterburyNZ

Keep up to date with all things film and what’s happening in our region. You’ll also see how Canterbury has been the backdrop to some of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history.
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@UnlockNZ

Follow us here to see the epic nature of our beautiful landscapes - from our thousand mountains, lakes and rivers to the sea, welcome to your next film location.
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@CanterburyAs

Canterbury has the unique ability to mimic many different world locations and movie genres. Follow this account to see Canterbury as England, America, the Alps - Sci-fi, Horror or Western, and everything in between.
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@KeysToExplore

The unique locations, country halls, houses and secret spots of Canterbury & the West Coast and the key people who can get you the keys to explore them.

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Hi, I'm Bree

My team and I are here to help you and your next project. If you need access, have any questions or just want to start the conversation, get in touch now.

Bree Loverich
Screen CanterburyNZ Manager