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
From Cork to Auckland. Ayla Amano brings home directorial sensitivity and grace.
We couldn't be more delighted to welcome Kiwi/Japanese/British director - Ayla Amano to our filmmaker family.
Returning to New Zealand after three years away, Ayla's filmmaking has taken her to both Canada and Ireland. Her work shows a raw beauty, and an innate sense of connection with people.
Born in Kyoto, Ayla's family immigrated to New Zealand when she was three years old. Ayla spent her childhood mostly barefoot, climbing trees and riding horses in west Auckland. A formative kiwi childhood that allowed freedom and space to dream and explore.
One of those dreams was to study film. Ayla attended South Seas Film & television School, graduating with Best Film and Best Screenplay awards. This success quickly led to work in the industry, where Ayla produced and directed commercials and branded content for a wide slate of New Zealand clients.
With her filmmaking craft well practised and a desire to travel, Ayla packed her bags for Vancouver. Here she freelanced on numerous projects, most notably Ayla wrote and co-directed Tomorrow's Harvest, a television documentary for CBC.
After two years in Canada Ayla set her sights on Ireland. Here she met her now filmmaker Partner Brendan Canty. Cork's film community welcomed her with open arms where her most recent short film, 4x4, was produced. It premiered at the Academy Awards Qualifying Cork International Film Festival 2020, receiving the Special Mention for Best Direction. Was shortlisted for Best Direction and Best Irish Short Film at the 2020 Kinsale Sharks. And awarded Best In Cork at the Fastnet Film Awards 2021.
Ayla is currently in preproduction on a music video for Irish artist Daithi to be shot here in Auckland.
We have completely fallen in love with Ayla, and her beautiful work. And we feel sure you will too.