'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
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