Film-friendly Porirua

Porirua City provides a treasure trove of locations and talent for film makers.

Our incredible environment has starred in many successful international films (Pikarere Farm has even doubled as Turkey), and numerous actors, directors, and film crew count Porirua as their stomping ground.

Excuse us while we name drop – Oscar winning editor - John Gilbert, Taika Waititi - Eagle vs Shark, Wiremu Grace - Lambs, Peter Jackson - Lord of the Rings, James Cameron – Avatar and The Last Tattoo, Enid Blyton, Unreal Films, Taofi Mose-Tuiloma, Jacob Tomuri, Polyphon Film, Reservoir Hill – all have links to Porirua.

Porirua is a film-friendly city providing everything you need for your shoot whether it’s an advertisement, music video, short or feature film.

View Porirua on Film showcasing 40 years of Porirua’s part in film and television production. 


“We loved filming in Titahi Bay. It offered us many diverse and beautiful locations in such a small area. I vividly remember standing in Times Square in New York and looking up at the trailer playing a scene we shot at the top of the Whitireia hill. The bright sky, and the vast ocean looked like heaven in comparison to that polluted crammed place.” - Loren Horsley, Actor/Writer/Director

“Porirua has the advantage of not only having a range of beautiful landscapes but also gritty urban streets that are easy to close off and contain, all in close proximity.” – Delia Shanly, former Film Wellington Manager. 


Get in touch with us to see how we can help make your next film shoot in Porirua a success: film@poriruacity.govt.nz

Latest news

And the Oscar goes to … John Gilbert

We celebrated Porirua style with Oscar winner John Gilbert on Friday (2 June) at Pātaka.

30 May 2017