A Sense of Place (2009)
CO-PRODUCED BY PORTER PICTURES
A meditation on life, wine and art the narrative for A Sense of Place revolves around characters connected to a New Zealand vineyard.
The central theme to the film is based on ‘terroir’ - directly translated the French word means soil but is commonly used in the wine trade as an expression relating to a spectrum of environmental influences impacting on a wine’s character. Generally influences can include climate, topography and geology, whose impact on the multiple varietals combine to form the distinctive ‘vin de terroir’ styled wines. The ‘Old World’ (European style) wines define themselves through this relationship to the earth and its ‘sense of place’. New Zealand is however generally associated with the ‘New World’ and its innovative approach to the wine industry. There is no singular translation of ‘terroir’, nothing in the English language provides equivalent resonance.
Actors, Sally Stockwell and Charles Grubb on location at Bellbird Spring vineyard, North Canterbury.
Director, Alexandra Porter enjoys the "bubble scene" on location at Bellbird Spring vineyard, North Canterbury.
Actress Mildred Woods waits patiently while DOP John Chrisstoffels and Camera Assist, Ed Lust set up the dolly shot.
DOP John Chrisstoffels waiting for the right light, on location at Bellbird Spring vineyard, North Canterbury.