Regional Film Offices

Regional Film Offices (RFOs) are what are referred to internationally as “film offices” or “film commissions”. Broadly speaking, they carry out activities alongside and in partnership with other stakeholders to stimulate economic growth for their region through screen production attraction and marketing (Attraction), sector development initiatives for businesses and the internal sector (Sector Development) and policy development, screen facilitation and permitting (Open for Business). RFOs successfully facilitate the relationship between the screen sector, government, community and others impacted or benefited by its activity.

Regional Film Offices of New Zealand (RFONZ) helps to make filming happen, wherever you want to shoot in New Zealand.

RFONZ is a network of film offices across New Zealand, all of which help with locations, film permits and other business support. As the industry association, RFONZ ensures the regional film offices are coordinated in the activities they collaborate together on and works to grow New Zealand’s screen industry.

Each regional film office helps to stimulate economic growth in their region by:

  • attracting screen productions
  • working on initiatives to develop the local sector, and
  • developing policy and permits to make the business of filming easy.

Regional Film Offices

Michael Brook
Executive Manager – Screen Auckland
Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development Ltd
Level 8, 139 Quay Street,Auckland 1010
PO Box 5561, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141

P: 09 354 7052
M: 027 530 3343E:

Stuart Trundle
Film Venture Taranaki
CEO – Venture Taranaki
9 Robe Street
PO Box 670
New Plymouth

P: 06 759 5150; DDI 06 759 5153
M: 021 400 700E:

Sally-Ann Louisson
Film Hawkes Bay
M: 021 897 885

Katie Frost
Screen Wellington
Grow Wellington

P: 04 382 0066 (DDI)
M: 021 575 595

Alistair Schorn
Marlborough Film Office
Marlborough District Council
Economic Development Advisor,
15 Seymour Street
P O Box 443
Blenheim 7240
P: 027 527 7133;  DDI: 03 520 7400

Alternate contact: Neil Henry
P: 021 678797; DDI: 03 520 7400

Ross Grey
Film Dunedin
Dunedin City Council
Business Development Advisor, Economic Development Unit
50 The Octagon
PO Box 5045
P: 03 477 4000; DDI: 03 474 3509

Kevin ‘KJ’ Jennings
Certified Film Commissioner
Executive Manager – Film Otago Southland
10 Gorge Road

P: 03 450 0531
M: 027 442 5268