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A call for fans to help demonstrate that New Zealand is the right place for ‘The Hobbit’ films

October 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm by MrCere  - 

Since word got out that the two-part “Hobbit” film might leave the island nation of New Zealand, fans have been e-mailing TORn, posting on Facebook and expressing on message boards that they wish they could help.

Now you can.

In a grass-roots effort, a film production crew is making a film full of the messages of those who feel passionately about keeping “The Hobbit,” in New Zealand (and keeping New Zealand in “The Hobbit.”) Many of those leading the charge are from Weta but this isn’t organized by Peter Jackson or Richard Taylor or the company in any way but rather this is for them, to show widespread support from the ground up. These are artists and craftspeople spending their own time and talents and they are asking for your help.

Here is the information as received from the organizers:

“If you wish to see The Hobbit filmed in New Zealand, then this is your chance to have your say and support the many people working in the New Zealand film industry and related industries. The film production crew at Weta Workshop are putting together a message of support and we need your help!

We are looking for anyone who supports our cause to film a 10-20 second video stating who you are, what you do, and your answer to the question “Why does the Hobbit NEED to stay in New Zealand?”. We want to show just how many people care about this film being shot in the country it belongs, so we’re looking for absolutely everyone, from all walks of life. If you are a passionate viewer, an inspired film-maker or a driven Taxi driver, we want you!

You can film your message on absolutely anything, anywhere, anytime. We want videos from your cellphones, webcams or SLR’s. You name it, we’re keen for you to use it.

To make us all look united and help spread the viral nature of the video, I ask that you wear a white t-shirt, if possible with what you do written on it, when making your video. Also, please keep your messages positive, this is about how amazing the film industry is in New Zealand and we don’t want this idea to be clouded.

Once you’ve filmed your piece you can upload it to our public YouTube account. The details are as below:

Username: videosforclip
Password: supermondo

If you are having trouble using YouTube you can upload your video via the below link and we will upload it to YouTube for you:

We will then download your videos from YouTube, or the link above, and cut together a short film that we feel will really get across our message. This short film will then be uploaded to YouTube”

So in reply to all of your messages, there it is, a way to respond.

Posted in Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, New Zealand, WETA Digital, WETA Workshop on October 23, 2010 by A call for fans to help demonstrate that New Zealand is the right place for ‘The Hobbit’ films | Discuss
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10 responses to “A call for fans to help demonstrate that New Zealand is the right place for ‘The Hobbit’ films”

  1. CM says:

    As an Australian, I feel ashamed that the actions of the Australian union, no matter the good intentions, may result in the loss of such a beautiful scenic and cultural backdrop to what may be (who am I kidding, will be) the greatest epic/fantasy/quest film(s) along side the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

  2. When do you want these by?

  3. Ricketykate says:

    it would be unthinkable to film the Hobbit any where but NZ. A

  4. Wolfgangwill68 says:

    I want the hobbit filmed in new zeeland,new zeeland is middle earth in in our herats.Greeting from Germany Wolly

    Keep the hobbit film shoot in new zeeland !!!

  5. Arctus says:

    Bring The Hobbit to da hood of Los Angeles

  6. Briana says:

    When is it due by?

  7. Dmm says:

    If the actors Union dont stop interfering then it will be moved elsewhere and rightly so
    Actors union – BUTT OUT – you should be prepapred to work for nothing in these movies it would be such an honor and once in a lifetime chance
    If the producers take the movies elsewhere because of your greed then you have only yourselves to blame

  8. Darth Rage says:

    KEEP TEH HOBBIT IN NZ _ The Shire is there already – Don’t ruin the look and feel of an already established fantastic world. Plus Kiwi’s are cool.

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