Jared Connon


With a film career spanning over 30 years, Jared Connon first earned his international reputation as Location Manager on such titles as ‘The Lord of the Rings’ (trilogy), ‘River Queen’, ‘King Kong’, ‘The Lovely Bones’, ‘The Hobbit’ (trilogy), ‘Ghost in the Shell’, and ‘The Light Between Oceans’, among many others. 

In more recent years Connon expanded his skills as Production Manager, with credits on US studio projects ‘Mortal Engines’ (MRC), ‘Mulan’ (Disney), ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (Netflix), and ‘The Rings of Power’ (Amazon).  In 2021, he Line Produced back-to-back feature films for A24, ‘X’ and ‘Pearl’, the Ti West directed horror sequels shot on location in New Zealand. 

All of this paved the way for launching his own slate of screen projects for development as Producer.  Now having formed the production company FIVE FILMS, Connon is focussed on creating locally produced content for international audiences, in collaboration with filmmakers who share a vision for challenging and unique storytelling. 

Connon also loves chopping firewood and staring at the horizon as the sun sets in the Manawatū.


Elliot Ikilei talks about the hit film ‘River of Freedom’ with producer Jared Connon – 4 October 2023

Sean Plunket talks to River of Freedom producer Jared Connon on the film’s stint at #1 in the country – 27 September 2023

Sean Plunket talks to River of Freedom Producer Jared Connon who gives us an update about the documentary – 15 August 2023

Jared Connon in conversation with Paul Brennan on Reality Check Radio
– 17 August 2023

Jared Connon chats with Sean Plunket on The Platform- 15 August 2023