Seaworks began its marine film work in 1980, with the filming of commercials and assistance in small marine scenes. We've since built on that experience to become a specialist provider to the New Zealand and international film and television industry. Our first major film operation was to provide marine services, source vessels and even provide security personnel for Tom Hanks to support the production of Cast Away (2000). From there we have supplied vessels and marine services for big-budget studio productions such as King Kong (2005), The Meg (2018) and Adrift (2019). The Meg required more than 50 vessels and the full reconstruction of one of our vessels for green-screen filming. We have also worked on television productions such as Mutiny (2017). It took more than 100 days to film the British series, in which a cast of nine completed an arduous journey in an open, keel-less, seven-metre-long boat from Tonga to West Timor. For the Seaworks team this meant 24-hour monitoring, provision of a large support vessel and safety management.
With their extensive experience and expertise at sea, the Seaworks crew relishes opportunities to tackle new challenges and solve new problems. So when Windfall Films – a UK-based television production company – needed a support vessel and crew for recording a TV series, we were delighted to help.