why film in the bay of plenty
The Bay of Plenty is film friendly and primed to support the screen industry. We have untapped unique locations within short driving distances, experienced crew and infrastructure.
Our region offers a strong and inviting package to producers and content creators.
With extensive knowledge in all areas of film production, we can provide production assistance with location scouting, film permitting, crew and service provision, and advocacy and liaison with local government and communities.
Using our local expertise takes the guesswork, and some of the legwork, out of filming on location in the Bay of Plenty.
“Thank you very much for everything, you guys have been a huge help in this project.”
Account Manager at Eleven PR NZ
Our team brings 20+ years of onset experience from productions like Narnia and The Hobbit and we understand and help facilitate both creative and logistical needs. We offer five hours of production support to enable your production ease of filming in the Bay.
The region encompasses Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupō, Western Bay of Plenty, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki. With only a 2 – 3hour drive to Auckland or a short 30 minute flight from one of regional airports the Bay has enough urban infrastructure to support your production.
The advantage of having reverse seasons helps extend shooting windows and short drive times between our diverse, fresh and untapped filming locations helps with keeping your production efficient.
Based in Rotorua, White Street Studio supports small to medium sized productions with a facility that has studio space, production rooms and parking.
The Bay of Plenty has enough service operators, accommodation and equipment to bring your project to life.