- Parent Category: Preproduction
- Category: Locations
- Published on Monday, 12 December 2011 06:00
- Written by By Jayne Clark, USA TODAY
MATAMATA, New Zealand – Ian Alexander remembers the day well. He was watching a rugby match on TV when a knock came at the door. He opened it to find a location scout seeking permission to film scenes from Lord of the Rings on his sprawling sheep farm.
"I said, 'Lord of the what? I'm just a bloody old broken-down farmer with a few sheep running around,' " Alexander recalls.