Let’s begin by saying, if you do not already know, that is, that Day 266, which was 6th July, 2012, was the last day for principal photography of The Hobbit films. Peter Jackson himself, on his facebook page, mentioned: “We made it! Shoot day 266 and the end of principal photography on The Hobbit. Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support! Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con! Cheers, Peter J.”
There was also a party for the wrap-up and this was mentioned in the news.
Excitement bubbled over on the Wellington waterfront last night as an estimated 3500 cast and crew members of The Hobbit headed to the wrap party at the TSB Bank Arena.
The public were kept strictly at arm’s length. “It’s a private party for invited guests only so there’s no public red carpet or that,” said Peter Jackson’s assistant Matt Dravitzki.
“It’s just a private gathering for people who worked on the film.”
Dravitzki said the film’s premiere, slated for the end of the year, would be a chance for the public to see stars on the red carpet.
This weekend’s party was an opportunity for cast and crew to bond after a long shoot.
So that brings us to Comic Con.