Terrestrial South: New Zealand

'Terrestrial South: New Zealand' depicts the beauty of nature in the less frequented locations that have not been fully exploited. Not only are these scenes awe inspiring, they're also captured and presented at their seasonal best. This movie shows various scenes that reflect the change in light, the beauty of unique terrestrial rock forms, rare clouds, and the clear night skies in the world’s largest International Dark Sky Reserve. The movie is also complemented with some stunning aerial views over glacially braided rivers and untouched rain forests found only in New Zealand's South Island.

  • Stephen Patience
  • Stephen Patience
  • Rhian Sheehan
    Musical composer
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 21, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital full frame & med. format
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Director Biography

Stephen Patience is a renowned time-lapse photographer who has twice been a ‘winner’ for time-lapse in the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year. Stephen has been engaged to produced time-lapse for TV and his work has been published and used in other international film media.

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Director Statement

I am an accomplished film maker specialising in motion-control time-lapse photography. For me, time-lapse as an evolving dynamic art form that captures the ever changing scene at a pace the human eye would not be able to see. No shoot is ever easy - it takes patience to be a good time-lapse photographer.