It’s great to be part of such a close knit film community here in Queenstown. A recent downturn in film work in the region has lead to some members put the call out to see how we can encourage more productions to head south. Wayne Allen from Southern Safety recently sent out the following call to arms.

Hi Queenstown Film Crew,
Who has been twiddling their thumbs and eating toast & beans?   Who needs some work, or some more work?    
We would like your input and presence at a meeting this coming week – to plan, to work out what we can do, to promote or help promote our region, our crew, our gear, and our landscapes.
We need to discuss what we as film technicians and gear owners – as the local film industry – need and want.     
We need to work together to approach the changing film market and work out how we can bring more film work and long form series to us folk who live here in the South Island.

Date: Wednesday 15th MayTime: 6:30PM

Location: Production Office, Sherwood Queenstown  (upstairs above restaurant)
Agenda items to be discussed:- What does Film Otago Southland do for us?- What do we do for ourselves?- What is our profile like within NZ and internationally?- What are the things that we need to do to be more recognisable as Film Professionals?- Who do we need to work with and how?- Where to next?
Thanks
Wayne Allen

Unfortunately we will be overseas at the time of the meeting and looking to contribute in other ways. However, it’s a positive reminder to stick together and for everyone to see what they can do in promoting our beautiful district as a place to film.