Wellington: Film capital of New Zealand
The buzzing city of Wellington is at the heart of New Zealand's film industry. If you're a movie buff, don't miss these unique tours and filming locations.
Wellington is home to a hub of world-class production and special effects facilities, as well as a number of talented filmmakers.
Film capital of New Zealand
Miramar, a seaside suburb of Wellington, is home to a neighbourhood of world-class movie-making talent and technologies.
Weta was formed in 1993 by a group of young New Zealand filmmakers including Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor, who were eager to push the boundaries of creative filmmaking. Later, the company formed two separate halves – Weta Digital (digital effects) and Weta Workshop (physical effects).
Weta’s reputation for creativity and delivery keeps the company in high demand from some of the world’s leading film studios. Legendary Hollywood director James Cameron chose Wellington to make the Oscar-winning film Avatar because he was determined to make a “ground-breaking” movie. Other Hollywood blockbusters Weta have worked on include King Kong, The Lovely Bones, The Avengers and Prometheus.
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