Why Wellington

Wellington UNESCO City of Film offers a diverse range of unique locations and local expertise, all within easy reach of award-winning production facilities

Known as New Zealand’s creative capital and recognised by UNESCO as a City of Film for its rich and diverse screen activity, Wellington lives and breathes screen.

Everything is within easy reach in this compact region, from unique and diverse locations to purpose-built studios and award-winning crew and facilities.

Wellington has long been featured on the international big screen for film and television projects such as Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Wellington Paranormal.

Set on a stunning harbour surrounded by nature, Wellington is ideally located in the middle of New Zealand and well-connected internationally. Known as the creative capital, it is a compact city with a powerful mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine.

From large, international studio-based productions to local series, Wellington's compact region makes for an easy film-making experience.

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