The Strength of Water was filmed in the haunting landscapes of the Hokianga in the far north of New Zealand, around the settlements of Panguru, Mitimiti and Pawarenga; and at West Auckland’s Bethell’s Beach and Anawhata. It is the debut feature from New Zealand director Armagan Ballantyne, It was written by New Zealand playwright Briar Grace-Smith and workshopped with Ballantyne at the Sundance Directors’ and Screenwriters’ Labs in Utah in 2006. The film was also developed at the Binger Institute in Amsterdam.
2nd Unit Director
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jon Baxter, Puck Murphy, Mike Robinson, Paul Dickson, Paul Freeman, Leon Woods, Melissa Goddard