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‘Wellywood’

‘Wellywood’

Technician Jamie Beswarick sculpts a study maquette (clay model) of King Kong for Peter Jackson’s 2005 movie. Weta Workshop is in Miramar, close to Jackson’s film studio. Together they form the nucleus of Wellington’s film industry – jocularly known as ‘Wellywood’.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Eastern suburbs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13422/wellywood (accessed 14 November 2019)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016