Written by The Location Guide on Dec 2, 2020. Posted in Interviews

Spotlight on FOCUS exhibitor Screen CanterburyNZ

FOCUS talks to Bree Loverich, manager of Screen CanterburyNZ which is the film office for Christchurch, Canterbury & the West Coast of Aotearoa, New Zealand

  • What brings you and the Canterbury Christchurch New Zealand to FOCUS for the first time and what in particular will you be promoting at FOCUS 2020?

FOCUS offers Screen CanterburyNZ a great opportunity to connect with producers and film commissions from all over the world. FOCUS provides Screen CanterburyNZ with the perfect environment to make contacts both near and far from home, and build awareness of Canterbury’s competitive incentives, ocean to alps access within an hour from the city, an ultra-modern city juxtaposed with preserved historic structures, and talented workforce. This year, we are especially interested in attending FOCUS to discuss New Zealand’s unique COVID-free status and, therefore, the ease of filming in the land of the long white cloud, Aotearoa.

  • What productions have recently been filming in Canterbury?

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2019: Mulan

Director: Niki Caro I Walt Disney Studios

2019: Only Cloud Knows

Director: Feng Xiaogang I Emperor Motion Pictures

2019: Letter for the King

Director: Alex Holms I Film Wave & Netflix

2019: The Luminaries

Director: Claire McCarthy I BBC

2018: A Wrinkle in Time

Director: Ava DuVernay I Walt Disney Studios

2017: The Stolen

Director: Niall Johnson I Cork Films

Human Traces 

2017: Human Traces

Directors: Nie Gorman I Nadia Maxwell

2016: Murder on the Orient Express

Directors: Kenneth Branagh I Twentieth Century Fox


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Read the full interview with Screen CanterburyNZ on the FOCUS website

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