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Forums Pre-Production Forum Kiribati – Christmas Island

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  • Jo Reeve
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    Hi, has anyone filmed in Kiribati in Pacific Ocean. A BBC team would like to film on Christmas Island. They need to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to gain permission to film but are having trouble getting through. Does anyone have any useful contacts? Thanks in advance.

    I send a message to New Caledonia to know if there is anybody works with Kiribati. I let you know.
    Regards
    Christine
    http://www.tahitifilms.com


    Jo Reeve
    Member

    Thanks, let me know if you hear anything.


    Debbie Hsu
    Member

    Hello Anne-Marie, I have been contacted by Film NZ and have sent queries for you to the Tourism Office on Xmas Island.
    I have worked as a Fixer/Location Scout for the BBC and others in Asia and the pacific Islands including American Samoa,Nuie, Mono Islands etc..
    Recent:
    BBC “Margaret Mead Story” Director/Producer Peter Oxley (Factual Dept)
    Exilene Films(France) “Robert Louis Stevenson Tales”

    A helpful website re Xmas Island is http://www.janeresture.com

    I can be contacted on 0064 27 441-6927

    Thanks

    David Walker


    Matt Long
    Member

    This is an Australian Territory, so it would be best to contact the Dept. of Foreign Affairs in Canberra to get the necessary permits etc to shoot there. It is a pretty political situation as it’s a drop off point for illegal immigrants via Indonesia, so you would want to have a “friendly” script to get to go there. Good Luck. Geoff Morrow


    Jo Reeve
    Member

    Hi, its actually not that Christmas Island (i.e. the Australian territory one). Its the one that is part of the Republic of Kiribati. There are two Christmas Islands confusingly. Thanks so much for your responses.


    Debbie Hsu
    Member

    Hello Anne-Marie, I have a couple of contacts for you.

    Secretary@mict.gov.ki or Coconut Motel on Chrsitmas Island ph 686-21487

    Have researched the Island presume your filming is related to the Nuclear tests in the 50s?.

    My Email address is petrock@ihug.co.nz if you require more info or a fixer.

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