May 2016 – An exciting highlight over the last 3 months has been our role assisting New York based Long Road Film research the possibility of producing the book adapted feature film ‘Hold the Dark’ in NZ. Our task was an amazing 25-day location scout through Canterbury, Otago and Queenstown areas, and providing detailed movie budgeting support.
Mercury Free Electricity
Jan 2016 - Working alongside versatile Director/DOP Richard Gibson we were tasked by local agency FCB with realising little Ted's dream of using Mercury's free energy day to race all his neighborhood friends in electric cars. Along to Ted's quiet cul-de-sac came Mahon's Dodgems and a bunch of excited kids took an electric joyride.
Oct 2015 - Joyride hosted Singapore's MediaCorp with intrepid stars Munah Bagharib and Carla Dunareanu tackling NZ adventure activities where they were challenged physically & mentally to overcome their fears. We began this memorable journey in adventure capital Queenstown and wound up on the rugged West Coast. Brave girls, stunning scenery, great shoot!
Best Milk Secret
May 2015 - The race was suddenly on to find real farming folk and a quintessential kiwi dairy farm, to tell the story of why Anchor milk is so special. Our superb casting team in the field found the perfect candidates who just love the dairy farming life, and that's the secret to the milk and the commercial! Directed by Kim Jacobsen for Big Kahuna Films
Multi-Task Bungy Jump
Mar 2015 - Our spectacular actress Tamara Markovic did not flinch from her task to make multiple bungy jumps while operating a smart phone. She made booking a hotel while bungy jumping look an absolute sinch! This spot was one of two directed by Richard Gibson for Flex Films in the Indonesian market, the second spot being shot in Jakarta.
Crucible for Forest Fire
Mar 2015 - Propeller Films are back to shoot Harnas beer spot No. 6. It took a stunning aerial shoot of Mt Aspiring National Park and Fiordland to capture the necessary geographic elements for the post team to create this special world. Aptly named Crucible Lake served the perfect centre piece as water supply that saves the day in a town threatened by raging forest fire.
Maori Zumba Dance
Nov 2014 - Haka International did a fine job helping us out on the latest shoot for Zumba. The brief was to put together a team of experienced Maori performers to work with Beto Persz (the man behind Zumba) on an iconic NZ setting. All agreed that our little-known Auckland waterfall location was the perfect backdrop to stage this dance meeting.
Travel Channel Fixing
Sep 2014 - Can't say too much but Anzak is excited to have just completed a stint as Fixer with the skillful Denver based High Noon Entertainment crew shooting a special 1-hour episode for the Travel Channel. An amazing 7-day journey through some of NZ's most amazing attractions and scenery which we understand will be heading to air end of this year.
Visa takes Leap of Faith
May 2014 - Two Oceans latest request for Visa found us sourcing four stunt jumpers to pioneer Bungy jumping at 4K via BlackMagic camera rigged to body with the robust Doggicam system. Congrats TO crew for topping off these heroics, bravely taking the challenge of the world's first Bungy Jump operation at Kawarau Bridge during this fun web film shoot.
Zubr Bison shoots NZ Forest
Feb 2014 - Papaya Films came down to capture beautiful natural forest settings around Queenstown for the latest Zubr Polish beer commercials. We had fun carting around animal mannequins and hardboard cutouts as place holders for the animated Bison etc, the producer donning some antlers and running through frame to act out the deer part was a chuckle.
Milka's Purple Cow Shoot
Nov 2013 - The return of Mustard heralded casting, washing, grooming and painting of prize cows for the latest Milka 'Grow a Tender Heart campaign destined for Russia and the Ukraine. Our hero girls traveled 3,000km to be part of this unique project shot in Paradise & Queenstown surrounds, but the most challenging part was getting enough paint!
Singapore Army Shoot Fixer
Apr 2013 - Two Oceans Singapore engaged our Shoot Fixer service to undertake a small scale plate shoot for Singapore Army. The object being to match various countries by collecting footage over 5 days in Mackenzie Country, Queenstown & Otago to create backgrounds for scenes of the Army in action. Thanks guys. What a wonderful journey through some or NZ's best natural scenery!
Wolf Play for Harnas
Mar 2013 - Kuba and the gang returned for the 6th installment of Polish Beer brand Harnas which incorporated the filming a pack of Wolf-Dogs in various alpine forest locations around Queenstown to match Europe. Thanks Propeller Films for being so consistent in returning almost every year. The projects are always excitingly unique and a whole bunch of fun!
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Adam Strange Tragic Loss
Feb 2013 - We are mourning the devastating loss of talented director Adam Strange in the wake of a fatal shark encounter. Our hearts go out to the family who now must somehow rise up from this disaster to continue their lives. A trust has been set up to receive donations to support the family. Please give what you can.
Shoot Fixer Service Launch
Nov 2012 - We have launched a new Fixer division to handle smaller shoots where cost is paramount and crew numbers can be kept to a minimum. This additional service compliments changing trends in technology increasingly throwing off reliance on circus scale infrastructure to adroitly capture fresh images for advertising, web, & TV. See our Fixer page for more details.
Magic Milk in NZ Retrospective
Aug 2012 - Starting in Berlin end of August, a retrospective programme of six top New Zealand films will travel through Germany as part of New Zealand's Guest of Honour programme at the Frankfurt Book Fair. We are exhilarated to learn that our short film Aphrodite’s Farm will accompany this amazing set of great Kiwi films throughout this grand tour.
Polish Beer Keeps Coming!
Mar 2012 - The Propeller and Red 8 boys had been home just a month before they again made the epic journey from Poland to NZ's deep south. This was their seventh outing with us for a Polish Beer label since 2006 and we are stoked! Provincial Gore came alive like never before with a recreated 19th century Brewery made from the local theatre and sunny barley fields.
Beer through the Gorge
Jan 2012 - The Polish lads from Propeller & Agency Red 8 struck again for our fifth installment of Harnas beer. The locations were as exciting as always with ventures to Taieri Gorge Railway, the Kingston Flyer and Shotover River. This was a resounding example of what you can shoot and the fun you can have in NZ with a small crew!
Teaming up for China
Dec 2011 - We enjoyed teaming up with French Director Arghael Chatoux, Singapore’s Lava PTE, and TBWA Shanghai on a project encompassing client Pernod Ricard China’s wine brand Helan Mountain & armagnac Montesquiou. The Otago region offered up the best prospects for locations matching both the rugged Helan Mountain area in western China and iconic French style vineyards.
Air NZ Taps Magic Milk
Nov 2011 - If you are heading overseas on Air New Zealand between December 2011 & May 2012 you could catch our award winning short film Aphrodite's Farm screening on the in-flight NZ short film programme. It seems a most fitting place to have the iconic kiwi film presented along with many other wonderful local shorts. Happy travels!
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