Productions enticing TVCs down-under
Encore V20 Issue 6, July, 2002. By Tracey Prisk. Visit
Two cousins from New Zealand have joined forces to launch
SOL Productions, a London-based productions services
agency that aims to entice UK and European clients to
shoot their commercials in New Zealand, Australia and
the South Pacific.
Johnny Blick and Peter
Stubbs, who established the business in May this
year, are also looking to provide a point of contact
for NZ and Australian production companies who want
to get their reels into the international marketplace.
According to Blick and Stubbs,
it's the top-quality locations and success of locally
shot productions that prompted them to set up the UK
"The hype generated by the
Lord of the Rings and the locations used has sparked
an increasing amount of interest in shooting in New
Zealand so we've set up an office to field these enquiries,
supply budgets, reference material, show reels and contacts
for whatever productions need", said Blick.
"A combination of unbeatable
locations, a favourable exchange rate and the most technically
advance equipment available makes shooting in New Zealand
extremely cost effective and maintains high-end production
values", said Blick.
The pair have set up production
service (representation) in Auckland, Wellington and
For all enquiries SOL Productions;
Phone +44(0)845 458 9740 Fax
+44(0)845 458 9741