Jed Brophy is a great Kiwi actor who is most well known for working on a majority of Peter Jacksons films, most prominently multiple orcs in Lord Of The Rings and the Dwarf Nori in The Hobbit Trilogy.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Website - https://www.jedbrophy.nz

Twitter - @BrophyJed

Instagram - @jedibrophy

 

TIMESTAMPS

 

00:00 - Intro

00:24 - How Jed Got The Jedi Name

00:57 - Jed Is Open To Being In Star Wars

01:36 - Agent In America/How The American System Works

02:46 - Jed Doesn’t Like L.A./Jed Believes NZ Is Amazing

04:10 - Jed’s Mental Health Takes A Downturn From Big Cities

05:09 - Jed Contemplated Living In Vancouver

05:35 - How Jed Became Peter Jackson’s Go To Actor/Peter Jackson’s Direction

08:10 - Playing Orc’s In LOTR

08:40 - Prosthetic Work/Jed Tells LOTR Prosthetic Work Story

11:27 - Different Voices For The Orcs/Fangorn Forest Story

13:40 - Shooting Differences Between LOTR & The Hobbit/Green Screen

15:41 - Sketches & Miniatures To Help Actors/Rohan Set/VFX

17:06 - Jed Interviewed Peter Jackson About Post Production

18:23 - Motion Capture

19:18 - Steven Spielberg Directing Tin Tin Via Satellite

20:08 - NZ Needs To Invest More In Technology/Film Industry Works Together In NZ

21:20 - Avatar 2/James Cameron/James & Peter Are Geniuses

22:13 - Jed’s Work On District 9

24:15 - Adlibbing On The Hobbit/Martin Freeman Loved Adlibbing

25:44 - Effort To Make Cast & Crew Bond During LOTR & The Hobbit

27:09 - iFit Job/Graham McTavish/New Zealands Beauty

29:25 - NZ Becoming Polluted/Underfunded Infrastructure

31:20 - NZ Should Fine People For Littering/Educating People

32:30 - Kiwis Not Appreciating New Zealand

33:01 - Film Crews On LOTR Made Conscious Effort To Protect Environment

33:58 - Jed’s Favourite Place To Visit In NZ

34:47 - Jed’s Fitness/Jed Lost Roles For Being To Fit/Competition

37:17 - Voice Acting Work/Mimicking Getting Jed Into Trouble

39:47 - Jed Doesn’t Rate Himself/What Jed Did During Lockdown

41:08 - Stand Up Comedy

42:00 - Positive Effects Of Covid-19/This Generation Suffering

43:30 - Problems Within NZ/Problems With Solving Housing

47:00 - Educating With Film

48:31 - Shooting Films Now On A Phone

49:44 - Staying Up Technology/Younger People Knowing Tech

50:39 - NZ Doesn’t Have A Mobile Film Festival/Film Commission Behind The Times

53:10 - Making The Film Commission Understand Shooting On Mobile Phones/Mobile Phone Films

57:19 - Warner Bros Interfered With The Hobbit

1:00:05 - Horse Gallop Scenes In LOTR

1:01:00 - LOTR Is Synonymous With NZ/Tourism From LOTR

1:02:30 - NZ’s Landscapes

1:03:44 - Martin Freeman Was Annoyed By NZ’s Beauty

1:04:19 - The Beauty Of NZ Is Unparalleled/Glenorchy

1:05:05 - NZ Offers Amazing Beauty In Close Proximity

1:06:41 - Where To Follow Jed Brophy On Social Media

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