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One of Hollywood’s classic films is remade in New Zealand using the latest digital technologies and massive studio sets. Based in 1930’s New York the story takes us via a tramp steamer to a mysterious island somewhere near Java.
Filmed almost entirely on sound stages and back-lots in Wellington the environments for this epic project were created by a combination of full sized sets, models and digital extensions. One set, ‘New York streets’ covered over 7 1/2 acres.
Best Art Direction for King Kong
Art Directors Guild of America, 2006
Best Production Design
Film 2006 for King Kong
BAFTA Society, Great Britain, 2006
Academy Award (Oscar®) for Art Direction for King Kong
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 2006