Posted Thursday 18 Aug 2022
Producer Phil Smith of Great Southern talked to RNZ's Standing Room Only about the surge in creativity and how to keep it going.
Smith is part of that surge, coming off the hit series One Lane Bridge, and with a new series Dry Creek about to shoot in Kaikoura.
While gigantic productions like Avatar sequels or the new Lord of the Rings TV series get the most press, many TV shows filmed here export the talents of New Zealand cast, crew and scenery.
"Twenty-eight of these productions are still very highly funded television shows that are being made here as our IP and going out to the world."