Welcome to Filmscouts

We Location Scout and Location Manage throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Filmscouts are professional location scouts and location managers based in New Zealand. We find locations for TVC’s, Features, TV Drama, Stills Shoots or Events.

We have worked on a number of film projects, the most recent being; Phil Aitken was the Location Manager on The Weinstein Company Feature Film ‘ Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon : Sword of Destiny’  and Clayton Tikao was the Location Manager on the Disney Feature Film ‘Pete’s Dragon’. Phil Aitken was the Location Manager (and scout) on the first season of the Starz TV series ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’.

We’ve also worked on the feature films such as The Hobbit, Alien’s in the Attic, Bridge to Terabithia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Yogi Bear, Sylvia, Samoan Wedding and The Strength of Water.

Our TV Experience ranges from the TV series, Power Rangers, Legend of the Seeker, Mataku and When We Go to War as well as multiple MOW’s for the Disney Network.

We have worked on hundred’s of TV Commercials for products such as Nikon, Citizen Watches, TJ Maxx, John Lewis Department Store, Halifax Bank, Stella Artois, Toyota, Hyundai, Westpac Bank, Kirin beer, Tiger Beer, Coke, MasterCard, Honda & Nestle to name a few..

We are lucky that we work in a country that can cover numerous looks from Scotland to Antarctica and everything in-between.

We have an extensive database of images and an extensive knowledge of New Zealand. Take a look at our location gallery for a representative sample of what New Zealand has to offer.

Filmscouts have worked with the following Directors:

David Lowery – Road Dog Productions, Woo-Ping Yuen – The Weinstein Company, Steve Roger – Revolver, Akira Nagai – Tohokushinsha, Rocky Morton – MJZ, Hamish Rothwell – Goodoil Films, Kwang Sup Min – Blue Whale, Dom Bridges – Mustard Film, Stuart Rideout – RSA Films, Dougal Wilson – Blink Films, Simon Neal – Another Film Company, Garth Davis – Exit Films, Robert Logevall – Frankmedia, Melanie Bridge – The Sweetshop, Paul Middleditch – Plaza Films, Kevin Denholm – Exposure, Noah Marshall – The Sweetshop, Vincent Ward – Vincent Ward Films, Derin Seale – Finch, Tim Bullock – Scoundrel Films. And many more….


Tour Guiding

In addition to film work, we also offer a tour guiding service for those wanting a unique holiday in New Zealand. Our experience in the film industry and our knowledge of New Zealand and it’s film locations is extensive. We can guide you on a unique holiday in New Zealand with no fixed agenda or plan the holiday for you based on your wish-list. Contact us to discuss further.


Clayton Tikao & Phil Aitken