Wellywood (informal name for the city of Wellington, New Zealand) to offer courses to aspiring and established Indian film makers.
Peter Jackson directed Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, which were shot in New Zealand, continues to attract tourists to the country even today.
Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post Production company (located in Miramar is part of the Weta Group and is owned by Sir Peter Jackson’s company Wingnut Film Productions); it offers top class film production facilities and also promotes the region for film tourism.
The company recently launched their 10-day intensive education programme that will provide students (filmmakers) the opportunity to get a taste of world-class film production and technology. The studio incorporates picture, sound, and post production services and has been used by some of the world’s most renowned film directors and producers.
Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post Production company is keen to promote the course to Bollywood. A delegation of the company is in India to explore the possibility of attracting international students.
“The brand that the group out here is seen as – obviously with Peter very much in the middle, Weta and to a lesser degree Park Road – are very well known global businesses. I would imagine that there would be a level of interest.
“It might be younger people that are looking for a short period of time. It might be a film maker that is actually going, ‘Hey, I could bring a film down and while working on it and learn a little more’,” Chief executive of Park Road
Young Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra is the Indian ambassador for Tourism New Zealand, which markets New Zealand as a visitor destination.
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