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Heliworks, the film specialists…

Heliworks are one of the preferred providers of helicopter services to the New Zealand film industry.

We have vast experience in feature and commercial work with a large variety of camera mounts including Cineflex HDTV (in house), Continental (in house), Spacecam and Tyler Wescam. We are specialists in mountain flying, lifting, aerial filming and crew and gear transport.

Film credits include The Water Horse, The Worlds Fastest Indian, Lord of the Rings, Peter Pan, Vertical Limit, King Kong, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and many television commercials including Chevrolet Tahoe for Film Business.

Heliworks Queenstown Helicopters bring more than 20 years experience to the film industry. Each of the company’s pilots flying experience is predominantly in mountainous regions.

All have flown for film companies working in locations throughout the South Island and offshore in the South Pacific. Heliworks’ helicopters are outfitted to suit individual film crew requirements.

Previous work includes:

  • Feature films - The Water Horse, The Worlds Fastest Indian, King Kong, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Lord of the Rings and Vertical Limits
  • Natural History Documentaries
  • International Advertisements
  • Promotional filming predominantly in the Mount Cook, Southern Lakes and Fiordland regions.
  • Offshore filming – Sub Antarctic Islands and New Caledonia.
  • Television News

Support Crew

Staff at Heliworks and Southern Lakes Helicopters have “on the ground” knowledge and information. We can recommend locally based specialist personnel to assist in all areas of support for your filming operation such as location scouts, grips, casting agencies, accommodation and catering.

For information on any of the above services please make an enquiry here. Please ask for our detailed film information sheets.

Photography Work

Heliworks offer pilots and machines with the ability, expertise and flying skills that have given photographers opportunities to capture numerous award-winning images in the following fields:

  • Wildlife
  • Adventure Sports
  • Landscape
  • Topography
  • Natural History
  • Aviation
  • News Media
  • Research

For information on any of the above services please make an enquiry here