Do you require specialist transport operators for the next movie?


Smylies  has provided vehicles and staff  to a number of productions in the South Island over the last 18 years as stand alone vehicle rental ,shuttle drivers ,swing driving  or any combination of the above.

with  a Passenger Service LicenceRental Service Licence  and Goods service Licence in place we can offer a 1 stop solution for Line Producers and Location managers .

  • Need 1 person and a van for a Commercial ? - Sorted 
  • Need  4wd busses  for back country work ? - Sorted.
  • Want a robust H&S plan and all the T's crossed and i's dotted ?- Sorted 

we have workrd on a number of  big budget  shoots as well as the tight budget Canterbury  films and TV productions from the 2023 season .

we speak Japanese and work with reputable companies like Film Reaktor on Japanese Commercials 


We have a range of the following vehicles and equipment in our fleet :

  • 2x 4wd buses
  • 3x Hiace 4wd vans 
  • 1x 33 seaters
  • 1x Toyota Fortuner 4wd
  • 1x Toyota Prado  4wd 
  • 1x 400l Fuel trailer 
  • 3 x box trailers
  • water trailer with pump (fresh water 1000L ) or (grey water 2x 1000L with pumps)
  • fuel trailer (diesel) 
  • dunnage for set up's
  • all small tools and equipment to run a Base Camp

We have quick access to another  :

  • 3x 4wd  buses
  • 3x 50 seater 2wd MAN busses ( used for extra's on 100km or less work )
  • 2x 50 seater 4 star coaches

All vehicles are easy to load & clean.  The 4wd fleet are all fitted with tow bars.

You provide the coffee, we provide a bunch of energetic support staff to ensure a smooth shoot for your next movie. 

With the  range of vehicles and a great team of experienced drivers who understand the film industry and the complex situations it can present,  our team will solve all the logistic problems you might have in a professional manner with minimum fuss.

 Recent Jobs completed :

  • Te Mutu
  • Head South 
  • DMMG
  • Mulan
  • Dynasty Warriors

Our experience includes :

  • 10000 BC, Dynasty Warrior and Mulan for vehicles and driving on Reccy and Shoot 
  • Vehicle supply to The Hobbit and Z for Zarchia 
  • Swing driving