8/10/09

Eltham, Taranaki, movie set

Predicament, the fourth book by Ronald Hugh Morrieson, is being filmed partly in the tiny town of Eltham, where the author lived. There has been some work on Bridge Street to make it into a 1930's street and the Town Hall has a set being built in it. Here are a few photos that we snapped the other day when we went through Eltham.










12 comments:

Irene Toh said...

Liked looking at the street scene. I've been to NZ and am besotted with its natural beauty and the charming towns.

Jama said...

What a charming little town, I've drove from Christ Church to Dunedian once, and I think I've seen some of similar scene. I'm from a big town, so this kind of scene is really an eye opener to me. Interesting yet beautiful in it's own way.

Megha said...

Nice pics :)
BTW, why is the town so deserted ?

bettyl said...

Thanks for all the comments!

Megha, it is a very small town and I never see many people there, no matter what day or what time we are there.

Margo said...

how adorable! I love small towns like this. I love the way they've dressed it for use as a film set.

Reader Wil said...

Eltham is on the North Island. At least that's what I found out just now by means of Google. I have only been on the South Island, and found it very beautiful! Thanks for the photos!

Louise said...

Love this post. How fun to be able to get pictures of what is being filmed!

happilyretired said...

Interesting setting you've captured. Few people anywhere it seems ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

ladyfi said...

Loved the small town feeling! Wonder if that chemist's really still does develop photographs?

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Gwendolyn said...

Thanks for sharing. It seems that these small towns can be found everywhere. I enjoy the fell of a small town. Thanks for the pics.

bettyl said...

Thanks for all your nice comments!

The actual shooting of the film was sporadic and, according to the paper, in about 10-minute increments because they had to stop traffic on 'high' (main) street. They were not shooting when we were there.