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'From Middle Earth to Middle London'

SOL Productions has joined forces with a few select New Zealand and Australian Production houses to create one of the most comprehensive and attractive Line Production/ Production Services outfits in the UK and European markets.

SOL Productions headed up by two Kiwi cousins, Johnny Blick and Peter Stubbs, opened their doors in London on the 13th of May 2002, to take advantage of the increasing interest of shooting commercials in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. "A combination of unbeatable locations, a favourable exchange rate and the most technologically advanced equipment available makes shooting in New Zealand extremely cost effective but maintains high end production values" said Blick.

"The versatility of New Zealand's locations and its multi-cultural society means we can shoot a variety of countries such as India, the U.S., Canada, South America, Great Britain, Ireland, the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia, all within one small, accessible country," added Stubbs.

It's these locations coupled with the success of The Lord Of The Rings that was the catalyst for Stubbs and Blick to set up office. "The hype generated by The Lord Of The Rings and the locations used has sparked an increasing amount of interest to shoot in New Zealand, so we've set up an office to field these enquiries, supply budgets, reference materials, show reels and contacts for whatever your production needs" said Blick.

SOL have aligned themselves with New Zealand and Australian high end production houses but also a number of very experienced independent line producers to offer a variety of production service depending on your budget. Also available through SOL are world-class postproduction and effects facilities and multi media houses.

With production service offices in Auckland, Wellington and Sydney, these guys are well placed geographically to handle any production in the South Pacific and Asia.

As a freelance production coordinator and A.D., Blick has shot commercials up and down New Zealand for 8 years. If there's one thing these guys know, its locations. They know them like the back of their hand.

For all enquiries SOL Productions;

Phone +44(0)845 458 9740 Fax +44(0)845 458 9741

Email jblick@sol-productions.co.uk or pstubbs@sol-productions.co.uk


SOL Productions services a group of Line Production, Production Houses and independent Line Producers in New Zealand & Australia. We are based in London with all their reels, a load of location reference material and a fast efficient service.

February 2002

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring receives five BAFTA awards, including Best Picture and the David Lean Award for Achievement in Directing for Peter Jackson.

March, 2002

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring received 4 Academy Awards®. Best Cinematography for Andrew Lesnie, Best Visual Effects for Jim Rygiel and Richard Taylor, Best Make-Up for Peter Owen and Richard Taylor, with Best Original Score going to Composer Howard Shore.

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