Making Movies is an Auckland based film company that creates adventure and nature documentaries. I was asked to help with the script editing and presentation on a movie about the mountains of New Zealand. This involved spending time with the film team in the Southern Alps, amongst some of the most spectacular landscapes in New Zealand.

Plateau Hut and Aoraki Mt Cook

We spent several days in the Aoraki Mount Cook massif. In this photo we are arriving on the Grand Plateau.

Film crew and guides landing on the Grand Plateau
Film crew and guides landing on the Grand Plateau

The environment required full mountaineering security due to the massive drop offs and crevasse hazard

Above the Hochstetter Icefall

The light changed constantly to pick out the landscape features in a way that I found continually fascinating to watch.

Hochstetter Icefall, Grand Plateau and Aoraki

We also spent some time on the Tasman Glacier and in some of the surrounding peaks:

Team photo on the Tasman Saddle, with Aoraki Mount Cook in the distance

Beneath New Zealand team on the Tasman Glacier neve

Click here to see the trailer of the doco Beneath New Zealand on the Making Movies website

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