TWENTY YEARS OF FILM INDUSRY MUSCLE. BREAKING NEW GROUND EVERYDAY
Two young men, armed with a singular vision and a hand-levered La Pavoni espresso machine, decided to take over a basement office beside a student pub in Auckland, New Zealand.
The year was 1996, and they knew this much – they were passionate about filmmaking, and partial to a good coffee.
Since then, Film Construction has grown beyond the bounds of a basement and into one of Australasia’s most creative and awarded film production companies with head office in Auckland, and outposts in Sydney, Singapore, and Wanaka.
Widely regarded as a nurturing home for filmmaking talent, dozens of filmmakers have called it home. Todays roster is a film family of inventive Film Directors, and energetic Producers.
And while Film Construction has always been passionate about filmmaking, we’ve never been more excited about things than we are today. With the explosive evolution of technology, we can now shoot in many formats, and for many different screens. We work with advertising agencies, direct with marketing and communications departments, as well as broadcasters.
And of course we work with offshore production companies wanting to shoot their projects in New Zealand.
WELCOME TO OUR PRODUCTION SERVICES ARM - PLACE.
Place has been specifically created to handle production services for offshore productions. As highly experienced line producers you can be confident that you'll be filming in the right locations, with the best crews, maximising your budget and getting the best onscreen value for your project. All whilst enjoying the delicious food, wine and coffee that New Zealand is renowned for.
A competitively priced destination for basing your next offshore production with very favourable exchange rates. Making your production dollar go that much further.
For more info on filming in New Zealand hit the link here www.filmconstructionplace.com
Let me call you sweetheart...
No Dialogue. No Music.
The old cinema adage is "show it, don't say it".
When you recieve a script that requires the smallest amount of audio until the last 25 seconds of a 60 second TVC, you know that you have something special on your hands. Director, Perry Bradley was in his element when it came to exploring all the nuances of this wonderfully emotional concept.
This rare commodity of silence demanded careful curating of story and delicate directing of performance, to fill in what audio might otherwise inform the viewer. Holding all the emotion back until the last 25 seconds where actor David Weatherly pulls out a heart melting performance where audio and nostalgia kicks in at full volume.
The sound of silence is broken and memories flood in as he thinks of his sweetheart once more.
Director - Perry Bradley, Producer Ivan Barge, DOP Mark Lapwood, Art Director Ash Turner, Stylist and Make-up Cathy Pope, Editor - Nathen Pickles, Colourist - Tom Meares, Production Company - Film Construction, Music by Nic Manders/Smoke Music, Agency Rainger & Rolfe, Creative Directors Jo Pfiszter & Quent Pfiszter, Agency Producer - Peter Mayo, Client - Oceania Healthcare.