Ian Brodie is an award-winning photographer. His love of his native New Zealand, film, travel, photography and vintage combat aircraft have combined to produce some remarkable books and images including bestselling The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Location Guidebook. Ian was media and communications manager for Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, and was the founding director of the New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum in Wanaka. He is currently director of Ian Brodie Consulting, which concentrates on film tourism work.
'If I ever had any doubts about finding new locations for three more movies, they disappeared as soon as we began looking. New Zealand's infinite capacity for surprise didn't let us down ... As you will see, as you read the accounts of those involved, we faced our own challenges - not exactly fire-breathing dragons, but wild weather can be every bit as challenging.' Peter Jackson