Wellywood – Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Wellington's film culture.

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Wellington in the Video tab.

Sometimes dubbed ‘Wellywood’, Wellington is home to a flourishing handful of movie-making facilities, most of them associated with Lord of the rings director Peter Jackson. These include model and special-effects studios Weta Workshop and Weta Digital. The Weta Cave is a museum and shop featuring Jackson’s work.

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