Written by Shona Smith on Jun 10, 2019. Posted in General Interest / On Location

Risky Business from Film Construction considers the danger and rewards of shooting in some of New Zealand’s most epic locations

Place Film Series, conceived by Film Construction, showcases New Zealand’s locations and filmmakers through conversations with local production service providers. Risky Business, the first in the series, discusses spectacle, danger and working with Tom Cruise on Mission Impossible 6.

Screen Shot 2019-06-06 at 1.42.48 PMWoody and Wayne, two of Central Otago’s most trusted mountain and river health and safety guides discuss the spectacle and dangers involved in keeping film crews safe in such dramatic natural environments. As they divulge some behind the scenes tales, Woody and Wayne chat about the riskas and rewards of their work with local producer Jozef Fityus.

As discussed in the video, the dramatic Central Otago region is both incredible and fast changing, with a range of ecosystems contained in a small area. Director Perry Bradley comments, “when you’re up in some of these places, you’d be very glad to have Woody and Wayne by your side”.

The short film series sees filmmakers talking to filmmakers as producers at New Zealand’s Film Construction discuss aspects of the job with local service providers. The series also has a website.



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April written and performed by Rhian Sheehan. Courtesy of Loop Media New Zealand.

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