Since the incredible global success of The Lord of the Rings films and now The Hobbit Trilogy, New Zealand has become the embodiment of Middle-earth to millions of moviegoers and readers the world over. This definitive full-colour guidebook showcases the principal movie set locations around New Zealand as seen in The Hobbit trilogy. For everyone enchanted by the beautiful locations in the film trilogy, this book provides stunning original landscape photography, valuable background information and exclusive contributions by Sir Peter Jackson, Andy Serkis and other cast and crew members. Official behind-the-scenes movie photos are complemented by more than 100 of award-winning photographer Ian Brodie’s gorgeous vistas of the New Zealand landscape, making this the perfect book for film fans and armchair travellers, as well as those planning to visit the country for themselves.
“If I ever had any doubts about finding new locations for three more movies, they disappeared as soon as we began looking. New Zealand’s infinite capacity for surprise didn’t let us down .. As you will see, as you read the accounts of those involved, we faced our own challenges – not exactly fire-breathing dragons, but wild weather can be every bit as challenging.” – Peter Jackson
Author: Ian Brodie is an award-winning photographer. His love of his native New Zealand, film, travel, photography and vintage combat aircraft have combined to produce some remarkable books and images including bestselling The Lord of the Rings Location Guide. Brodie was media and communications manager for Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, and was the founding director of the New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum, in Wanaka. He is currently director of Ian Brodie Consulting, which concentrates on film tourism work.