90% of our drivers work mainly in the film industry with hustles on the side. We enjoy what we do and who we do it with. No matter what department we're working in, no two days are the same and that's what most of us are attracted to, rising to the challenges and reveling in the adventures. It sounds exotic but it's no different from other industries where we work long hours, often at night and in the rain with everyone pitching in to wrap and set up unit and tech bases, drive the same route a hundred times a day in a shuttle, or sit for hours in a vehicle waiting for cast members or ATL's. But we do this often in the most picturesque locations in New Zealand, which is what makes it such an attractive and addictive option for drivers.
One of the aims of the NZ Film Drivers Alliance is to offer training modules so everyone's on the same page. A brief overview of powering up a few weeks ago was revealing to even some of our most experienced drivers so that's where we're going to start.
So, if you're already a film driver, based anywhere in New Zealand, and want to be listed, go here.
If you're interested in becoming a film driver, go to the same place and we'll call you to talk through your driving experience and give an overview of what we do.
And if you need experienced, trained drivers for any department, you're welcome...
What did you do on your day off I hear you ask?
I've barely had time to do laundry since we got back from being on location down south for a month. In filmworld going on location can go all manner of ways but for me, this was another memorable one that I enjoyed every second of. I got to drive 19 vastly different vehicles including a herocar. Stuff got broke, fixed, lost, found, picked up, delivered and moved around making every day different and the whole time away an epic adventure.
Best of all, I got to be away with one of my dearest friends, Anna, making it more like a holiday with paid activities!