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. We have a “Green & Environmental’ awareness and are conscious of the footprint we make.

New Zealand and Wellington offer an experienced and skilled Screen Crew workforce, should you need it we’re more than happy to help in fixing or contracting a Crew.

Located on a 2.45 hectare property in Lower Hutt, Wellington, this facility is in a quiet secure environment with ample vehicle parking. We even have a 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:

DynamITe IT Solutions
dynamiteit.nz

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

GUNMETAL – Byron Sparrow {Gaffer, Best Boy, Key Grip}

www.gunmetal.co.nz

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

Managing Director Richard Fletcher, Head of Development & Production Rouzie Hassanova, Neil Cross Creative Director & Nadya Kooznetzoff Head of Literary Acquisitions

www.libertinepictures.com

Metro Productions New Zealand
www.metro.net.nz

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

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

OSB & NEP NZ – Outside Broadcast Services, Technical Support & Event Screens/Resources under their subsidiary Company ‘Big Picture’.
www.osb.co.nzwww.nepgroup.co.nz

Foley Studio, Callum Scott & Carrie McLaughlan

www.powpost.co.nz

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

www.scalestudios.co.nz

SOS – David Saenea {Unit Catering Facilities}

Operated by Rohan Satyanand & Brendan Dee. Their Business specialises in DIT & Moton Picture Video Services.
Simulcam Video Engineers, MoCap Video Engineers, Witness Camera Operators, Video Assist Operators, Visual Effects Artists, Compositors & more.

Producer/Writer Paul Yates

Tutors David Brechin-Smith, Mark Jackson & Corey Le Vaillant

www.whitireia.ac.nz

  • Study programmes
  • Film-production New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Level 5)
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