“Our scenery is what we’re known for, but we have so much more on offer,” Loverich said.
“At Screen CanterburyNZ, we are continually looking for innovative ways to support the needs of our domestic and international production partners. Offering this grant is part of that level of service.”
Screen CanterburyNZ facilitates production enquiries and coordinates with content creators looking to film in the region, making sure they have the support they need and access to the information that will ensure their experience is a seamless one.
“Ōtautahi Christchurch works hard to ensure our film-friendliness is aligned with national best practice. Our screen protocols have been developed to ensure productions can get the permits they need, and they helped to facilitate the unprecedented full closure of a New Zealand motorway for Amazon’s feature film Don’t Make Me Go,” Loverich said.
The first round of funding is now open to domestic and international productions that meet eligibility criteria, including having a total production budget of at least $500,000, have a finance plan in place and will wrap filming before June 2022. This first round will be open until 5pm, 20 September 2021.
If you’re looking to film a project in Canterbury, you’ll be able to find all eligibility criteria and the application form here.