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Shooting a television commercial in Ōamaru

Shooting a television commercial in Ōamaru

A film crew shoots a car commercial in Ōamaru’s Harbour Street. Along with the Remarkables, Glenorchy, Queenstown and the Snow Farm, Ōamaru is one of the South Island locations often used by national and international advertisers. The town’s streets, lined with historic white stone buildings, have provided a backdrop for clothes, food and cars. Advertising shoots, with crews as small as one or two and as large as 60, were the bread and butter of filming in the Otago and Southland regions.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 11 August 2013
Photograph by David Bruce

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Megan Cook, 'Screen industry - New Zealand’s screen industry in the 2010s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 22 Oct 2014