New Zealand may be one of the first countries to contain the Covid-19 virus and provide a safe production environment for filmmakers.
We've always cared about the safety and health of our crew, cast, and clients. The advent of a worldwide pandemic has meant we've needed to make some changes to the way we work.
NEW ZEALAND IS OPEN FOR SHOOTING
The country is back up and running. Most business’s are open, and all operating within NZ’s Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols. Mass gatherings for sports events and concerts are still not permitted, and borders are currently closed.
Film Construction is operating under the NZ Screen Sector Health and Safety Protocols that have been stringently created for Covid-19. We are putting together crews of up to 50, and can move freely about New Zealand. We have unlocked all our amazing locations, and activated crew.
New Zealand works on a Four Level system. We are currently in Level Three in Auckland and level Two for the rest of New Zealand. Level Four being Lockdown, and Level One being life in the new normal.
You can learn more about New Zealand’s Alert Level System here: https:// covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/covid-19-alert-system/
HEALTH & SAFETY PLANNING
A team comprised of NZ's key On-set Film Safety Operators are working with NZ’s governing health and safety body. They've written on-set safety protocols, that will allow filming activity to take place while meeting key health and safety guidelines, and ensuring best safety practices for all productions.
We’ve integrated these protocols into our workflow.
A CO-OPERATIVE ENVIRONMENT
The NZ Film Commission, Screen Production Association, Technicians Guild, Directors Guild, and the Advertising Producers Guild are all working closing together to co-ordinate guidelines for Health and Safety for film production. This is an ongoing project, as we adapt to the changing environment. But there is a high level of co-operation from Government down to enable us to operate safely and effectively.
First we assess the project and build in necessary work safe practises. Then we act on those plans.
While New Zealand’s borders are closed we provide a variety of remote access solutions for those who cannot be with us. This includes live onset feeds as well as enviromental cameras so you can see what is happening on set, even if you are on the other side of the world.
As well as having a roster of amazing directors, we also offer proxy directors to partner with directors off shore.
At Film Construction we've worked hard to create a set of Health & Safety Protocols to ensure your safety while working with us during this pandemic, and beyond.