The New Zealand Screen Production (International) Grant made available to qualifying production expenditure is 20% for television, film, other non-feature formats, post, digital, and visual effects. The grant is a cash rebate (not a tax rebate) and gets paid out after completion.
The New Zealand Domestic Screen Production Grant is 40% for local films and television including qualifying coproductions. New Zealand has coproduction treaties with 17 countries.
Qualifying expenditure includes goods and services provided in New Zealand, including offshore above-the-line cast (for whatever period they are in the country) and crew if they are in New Zealand for more than 14 days.
Contact us to discuss your project, and how it can benefit from New Zealand's grant.
Production company Hochkant has many times supplied us with the challenges we like to meet. Director Knut Burgdorf, together with DOP Ottar Gudnason, captured the epic landscapes where we see the beauty of the new 7 Series for the first time. With very small time slots available to shoot multiple prototypes secure from the public's eye in a city and highway environment, the solution was to split the shoot over two countries (NZ & AUS), shipping cars across the ocean perfectly timed to bring it all together. We used the mini Russian arm, the Scorpio Arm, and the Shotover rig and line produced this ten-day shoot in Melbourne and across the lower South Island of New Zealand.
Client: BMW 7er Series - Title: A Journey of Inspiration - Director: Knut Burgdorf - DoP: Ottar Gudnason - Production Company: Hochkant Film - Executive Producer: Pascal Bohlen - Producer: Auro Stagge - Production Service: Batch Film - Location: South Island, New Zealand; and Melbourne, Australia
Caviar Content Producer for Quaker.