We are a local regional film office that supports the development of screen productions in Hawke's Bay.
Eastern Screen Alliance is a Regional Film Office (RFO) and working to become part of the national RFO association, RFONZ. We have a direct link to the New Zealand Film Commission, the Screen Industry Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand, Script to Screen, and other agencies and work as a point of contact for any international or national productions wanting to make their productions in our region.
Our aim is to promote the region as a screen production destination and provide the infrastructure for productions to be filmed and produced here.
If you are planning a production in our region, we can help you:
Our local knowledge, along with our understanding of the screen industry, means we are the first point-of-contact for screen production knowledge in Hawke's Bay.
We are yet to be funded by our regional councils and rely on the time and expertise of a board of trustees, advisors and associated volunteers. Our board consists of: Rosie Smith, Daniel Betty, Sally-ann Louisson, Derek Slade, Michelle Lee, Gilly Lawrence and Patrick Sherratt. Patrick is the interim manager and your first point of contact.
Our alliance is made up of screen production students, (through the Eastern Institute of Technology IDEASchool); local industry professionals and industry partners (such as accommodation providers) who live in the district.
For more information, please make contact.