Author(s): Ian Brodie
This is a movie-themed travel book featuring the locations of major motion pictures filmed in New Zealand, illustrated by Ian's own photographs along with movie stills and posters. While this is not an exhaustive listing of every location of every movie, Ian has concentrated on the popular and critically successful movies made in this country since the seventies. The book features interviews with directors (Peter Jackson, Andrew Adamson, Roger Donaldson, Jane Campion, Gaylene Preston) and movie stars who came to New Zealand to film, with an introduction by Roger Donaldson. Ian has traveled to each of the major locations and while the emphasis is less on listing accommodation and local tourism operators, it showcases the wealth of scenic locations available in New Zealand and highlights other opportunities for visitors following the movie trail. First published November 2006.
Ian Brodie is one of New Zealand's most successful nonfiction writers of recent years. His The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook, was one of the one of the inaugural Booksellers Platinum Award titles, with international sales of over 275,000 copies. A devoted Tolkien fanatic, keen photographer and movie fan, he is currently working on another movie-related book