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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 Waitaha Canterbury. We have some of the most diverse and accessible film locations in the world - many within an hour of our international airport.

We have the people, we have the locations, so what are you waiting for? The opportunities here are endless.

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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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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. Be sure to tag us @ScreenCanterburyNZ

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We have highly skilled crew to meet your project needs - including specialist teams to get you into areas where local knowledge is paramount.

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Q & A With Jess Todd 

Ōtautahi Christchurch-based Producer Jess Todd has had a busy start to 2024; we reached out to find out a little bit more about her screen b…
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Beat Of The South

Ōtautahi Christchurch is featured in the web series ‘Beat of the South’ which was created and produced by Tuteri Rangihaeata.

Get In Touch

We are here to help you and your next project. If you need access, have any questions or just want to start a conversation on how we could collaborate as the screen office, get in touch now.

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Petrina D’Rozario
Petrina D’Rozario
Head of Screen CanterburyNZ
Screen CanterburyNZ Helen Castelow
Helen Castelow
Screen Facilitator