About Avalon Studios

Avalon Studios is a privately owned and operated Film and Television Studio company located in Wellington, providing a diverse range of production facilities, in a friendly and efficient environment.

Avalon Studios has a great legacy of an extensive list of local and international feature films, TV shows, commercials and media events, all produced in one of the best studio complexes in New Zealand.

Avalon Studios is a comprehensive facility, with quality sound proof and air conditioned studios with a range of auxiliary areas such as wardrobe, makeup, talent rooms, office and construction workshop and storage areas.  The back lot, garden and wet stage are also used for film shoots. Avalon’s attraction extends beyond the studio walls.  The facility is well connected to fibre optic data networks and satellite delivery systems.

There is a good range of experienced and skilled crew including Locations Managers, Line Producers, Gaffers/Riggers, DOP’s, Cinematographers, Key Grips all available to work at Avalon Studios.

Located on a 2.45 hectare property in Lower Hutt, Wellington, this facility is in a quiet secure environment with ample vehicle parking. It even has its own helipad.

Avalon Studios is part of a vibrant and internationally renowned film and television collaborative sector in Wellington and located 15 minutes from downtown Wellington (NZ’s Capital city) and 30 minutes from the airport. Avalon is a production hub with great proximity to the city and a geographic midway point to access New Zealand’s renowned landscapes and awe inspiring locations.

Wellington is a film-friendly location with talented crews and a city which facilitates on-location shoots through efficient processing of permits, road closures and traffic management services. Wellington is home to Sir Peter Jackson’s world leading visual effects (Weta Digital, Weta Workshop, Park Road Post and Portsmouth Lighting) and post production studios – used in Lord of the Rings, King Kong and Avatar.

From drama productions to feature films to game shows – the range of studio facilities and supporting amenities means that almost anything is possible at Avalon Studios.

Industry related businesses located within the Avalon Complex see below:

Scale Studios – Joaquin Loyzaga, Christopher Menges, Steven Saunders {Builders, Manufacturers, Designers, Miniature Makers/Creators, Concept Artists, Props Makers, Problem Solvers ….}  www.scalestudios.co.nz

GUNMETAL – Byron Sparrow {Gaffer, Best Boy, Key Grip} www.gunmetal.co.nz

Octophonics Sound – Chris Ward {Supervising Sound Editor, ADR Supervisor, Recordist & Mixer, Dialogue Editor, Foley Mixer, Playback Operator}

Mr Winter Audio – Chris Winter {Musician, Recordist, Mixer, Editor, Sound Designer, Systems Engineer, Systems Administrator, IT Consultant} www.mrwinter.com

SOS – David Saenea {Unit Catering Facilities}

Tom McLeod – Tom McLeod {Music Composer/Arranger}
www.tommcleod.com

Brownie – Dave Brown {Gaffer}

Filmtec – Dion Hartley {Key Grip}
www.filmtec.co.nz

OSB – Outside Broadcast Services
www.osb.co.nz

kordia – Broadcast Connectivity Telecommunications Services  www.kordia.co.nz

Javier Murcia – Sculptor
www.javiermurcia.com

Rodney Cook – Stunts
www.rodneycookstunts.com

TopShelf Productions – Vincent Burke (Producer}  www.topshelfproductions.co.nz

S.C. Wheelbarrow & Sons – Steve Barr & Casey Zilbert {Writers, Creators, Producers, Movers & Shakers}
www.scwheelbarrow.com

Anita at the coffee caravan – The Nautilus Cafe