White Cloud, Silver Screen
With Bob Harvey
Exisle Publishing New Zealand is becoming an ever more popular location for filmmakers from around the globe. White Cloud, Silver Screen is a major new scenic book about the country that became Middle Earth. All of the locations in the book have a connection with a film or television series, and while the beautiful South Island locations seen in The Lord of the Rings are a feature of the book, locations chosen for many other local and international productions are also included: beautiful Karekare beach from The Piano, for example, the remote farmland of Vigil, the streets of Dunedin from Scarfies, the central North Island plateau from Utu and the wild Westland bush from Bad Blood.
Of particular interest will be images of Taranaki from The Last Samurai, shots of Whangara from Whale Rider and a preview of the locations in the major new film The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The book will also feature the familiar urban locations of television series like The Strip, Street Legal and Shortland Street. The book will include an introductory essay by Bob Harvey on how New Zealand has been portrayed on film, and detailed captions to the photographs will describe each location and link it to a particular film or films.
Bob Harvey is the author of several successful books. He spent 30 years in advertising and produced television documentaries with Roger Donaldson and Sir Edmund Hillary, in 1992 he stood for the mayoralty of Waitakere City, a position he has held since and in which he has actively promoted Waitakere as a city friendly to film and television production. An advocate for local films for many years, he is a member of the New Zealand Film Commission.
Tony Bridge was born in the Maniototo in Central Otago but has spent most of his life in Canterbury. He is a Fellow of the Photographic Society of New Zealand and has exhibited throughout the country. Tony teaches English, photography and graphic design. An avid filmgoer, he is fascinated by the unique character of the New Zealand landscape and the way it has been depicted on film.
Out There South
This book is the record of a four-wheel-drive adventure through some of the most spectacular country to be found in the South Island, undertaken by leading photographers Chris Morton and Tony Bridge. Their objective was to portray something of the magic to be found off-road in the South Island backcountry.
Starting in the huge braided river valleys of South Canterbury, over a period of some weeks they journeyed through the tussock-land of the Mackenzie Country and Central Otago, deep into Fiordland and northern Southland, before tackling some of the wildest and wet forest tracks on the West Coast.
This book truly captures the romance and appeal of four-wheel-drive adventuring in New Zealand, where there is a myriad of options to get away from the highway and close to the wild parts of this country. This is a must-have book for anyone who owns a four-wheel drive and wants to be inspired by its potential.
Out There North
New Zealanders are passionate about their four-wheel drives. These vehicles have developed their own particular status in our culture, the mark of someone who relates to an outdoor life and who savours the freedom of being out beyond the edge of town. And it is a deserved status, as New Zealand offers fantastic opportunities for off-road touring. Following on from the successful book Out There: South, where the authors described a journey through the remote South Island landscape, this book is the record of a four-wheel drive adventure through some of the most spectacular country to be found in the North Island. Leading photographers Chris Morton and Tony Bridge have chosen to explore a series of dramatic landscapes spread through the North Island.
Their objective was to portray something of the magic to be found off-road in the North Island from remote beaches and sand dunes to the isolation of the army land at Waiouru. Starting in the sands of Ninety Mile Beach and Parengarenga on the upper North Island’s west and east coasts over a period of some weeks they journeyed through the dunes at Hokianga to exploring farm land in the Waikato and spending time high on Mts Tarawera and Ruapehu before finishing in farmland on the East Coast. While Out There: South was a remote journey in largely unpopulated South Island landscapes Out There: North was quite different as they became equally focused on the many people they met along the way in the more heavily populated North Island.
This book truly captures the romance and appeal of four-wheel drive adventuring in New Zealand, where there are a myriad of options to get away from the highway and close to the wild parts of this country. This is a must- have book for anyone who owns a four-wheel drive and wants to be inspired by its potential.