2019 SPADA Screen Industry Awards

2019 SPADA Screen Industry Awards

The annual SPADA Screen Industry Awards was held on Wednesday 20 November, during the 27th annual SPADA Conference in Auckland. The Industry Awards are a chance to celebrate some of the wonderful people in our screen sector, and this year’s awards ceremony was a highlight of the conference. The 2019 SPADA New Filmmaker of the Year …

Park Road appoints new General Manager

Park Road appoints new General Manager

We are delighted to announce that Dean Watkins, previously Head of Production, is to take the reins as General Manager, effective immediately. Dean joined the team at Park Road in early 2011, leaving the world of film and television post production in Soho London, to make his home in Wellington. Dean has been an integral […]

The Documentary Masterpiece that is Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’: How life was brought back into 100 year old archival footage

The Documentary Masterpiece that is Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’: How life was brought back into 100 year old archival footage

What immediately stands out in Peter Jackson’s documentary They Shall Not Grow Old is the faces of its subjects. A painstaking restoration of century-old video footage from the First World War, the film is a complex project with a simple goal: to try to convey what it was like to live and fight on the Western Front …

Park Road restores hours of B&W film from WW1 and completes post production on Sir Peter Jacksons ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

Park Road restores hours of B&W film from WW1 and completes post production on Sir Peter Jacksons ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

Black and white silent film footage from World War I has been transformed by Oscar-winning director Sir Peter Jackson into a 3D colour documentary film to mark the centenary of the end of the conflict. The legendary filmmaker painstakingly restored and coloured hours of archival footage and paired it with historical veterans’ interviews and a …

WETA Digital wins outstanding special visual effects Emmy for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ ‘Beyond the Wall’ episode

WETA Digital wins outstanding special visual effects Emmy for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ ‘Beyond the Wall’ episode

It was a milestone moment for Weta Digital winning its first Emmy for outstanding special visual effects for its work on a zombie polar bear at the Creative Arts Emmys this month.   Weta Digital’s visual effects supervisor Wayne Stables told Mike Hosking it’s an important step to help get them into the television market. “The best …

Park Road visits the 2016 NAB Show®

Park Road visits the 2016 NAB Show®

Dynamic innovation and cutting-edge technologies are shattering the boundaries of content and opening up limitless opportunities. The media and entertainment industry is rapidly growing, making the NAB Show®, the National Association of Broadcasters, a place to break free from conventional thinking and open minds to the future. Attendees from Park Road at this years show …

PDV grant working hard for New Zealand film industry

PDV grant working hard for New Zealand film industry

Park Road experienced firsthand the benefits of the reduced threshold applied to the 20% PDV Government incentive grant in late 2015. With the threshold lowered from $NZD1M down to $NZD500,000 an international feature film client who had sought out Park Road was encouraged to allocate more work to the facility thanks to the change. The …