Tehanu has come up with the goods again. She found this site Film NZ News with a few bits about LOTR. (with a little side note from me: Anyone working on this film can E-Mail me anytime you know, just to chat) – Xoanon


“I can’t think of a better country to represent Tolkien’s world of Middle-earth on film,” says Jackson. “From the Shire to Rivendell, the Misty Mountains or Mordor – it’s all here at our doorstep.” .

Location: Wellington, Central Otago (South Island), Central Plateau (North Island).

Studio: Camperdown Studios, Wellington, New Zealand.

Pre Production: February 1999

Principal Photography: September 19th 1999. Filming for 8 weeks, followed by a 2 week break, this will go on for 18 months

Crew numbers

Standard Main Unit

2nd Unit

Action Unit

Small Unit shooting Miniatures

Small Unit shooting Scenics

Largest number of people will be employed in the Computer Effects, Model Making and Set bulding areas.

Effect on the shooting schedules of other projects – Basically Lord of the Rings will have the same affect as two feature films being shot at the same time. There will be crew and facilities available for other projects.