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Canterbury infrastructure at a glance

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Canterbury has played host to many small to large scale productions. Our ability to cater to every project, whatever the size, simply requires enough time to plan each requirement.
Get in touch with us as soon as possible, our team can help you access any person, company or resource you may require.
  • A 4,000m² sound stage
  • Three small scale production studios
  • Various large scale buildings ready for sale/use or hire
  • Digital online suites
  • Camera, lighting and grip equipment hire
  • Catering and a range of other film specific services

Christchurch Studio Look Book & Specs

Studios & Producers

Belmont Productions

We harness a crew of leading creative minds, smart technology and beautifully constructed storytelling to deliver to you a unique communication solution.

Studio / Digital Online Suites / Post Production 

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Light Workx Photography

Based in the heart of the beautiful South Island, Lightworkx Photography has been an industry leader in New Zealand advertising and commercial photography for more than 20 years. The dedicated team of full-time experienced professionals have a good-old kiwi can-do attitude, so you can trust them to get the job done, and done well.

Studio / Camera Rental Gear

Maui Studios


Those words are etched into the spirit of this organisation. You can read it in each of us if you look through the right lens. We cultivate creative demons, dragons, and conquerors. Māui Studios Aotearoa is a creative agency sitting on a solid foundation of creative disciplines and sustainable business practice serving the taniwha economies of Australasia. We founded this organisation purely to feed our obsessions for digital creation, talent discovery, tech exploration, ideation, and problem solving.

Film / Animation / Cross Reality / Illustration, Graphic and Conceptual Design / Online Platforms / Innovations

Nine Twentyone Studios

Photo studio featuring an 8 x 6 metre cyclorama wall, perfect for fashion, music, portraits and commerce.

Studio / Creative gear rental / High speed internet

Orly Creative Media

From production of promotional videos for small businesses through to high-end multi-national TV commercials - Orly takes care of it all - from creative conception right through to delivery.

We’re based in advanced purpose-built studio facilities and are uniquely placed to make the most of all New Zealand has to offer, including unique in-depth knowledge and experience, multiple Red Digital Cinema camera kits, Lighting & Grip equipment, and wide-ranging industry contacts.

Locations / Studio Hire / Line Production / Camera & Lighting Hire / Post Production / Crew Hire

Studio Facilities:

Studio Size: 10m wide x 11m long x 7m high, Sound Treated, White infinity cyclorama with automated 20" x 20" Green & Blue screens, Adjoining Makeup Room & Toilets, Greenroom, Meeting Room, and Kitchen.


When something resonates, no explanation is needed. You feel it. With every project, this is our goal. But to get there it takes storytelling mastery, expert planning, commercial sensibility and true collaboration. When all these elements combine we can craft a lasting impression for your brand.

Digital Online Suites / Post Production / Camera Rental Gear

Ruffell Creative

Ruffell Creative is about taking your briefs, your ideas, your back-of-the-napkin scribbles - and turning them into exceptional film, creative video content and photography. We’re about telling engaging stories through strong pictures.

Location/ Studio / Digital Online Suites / Post Production

Whitebait Media

Whitebait Media is a modern, purpose-built production house situated in central Christchurch. With the largest and most well-equipped studio Facilities in the South Island. Whitebait has been creating quality television and commercial content for New Zealand and international audiences for over 15 years.

Studio / Digital Online Suites/ Post Production

National & International Production

AJ Films

AJ FILMS offers line production and full production services for photo and film projects throughout New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands.

KI Studio

Ki Studio has excellent distribution networks in China, Vietnam & India. If you have a feature, short, TV series, digital series/film or documentary for distribution in these markets do contact us.

Overactive Imagination

Drawn to original and ambitious feature film projects that allow distinctive voices to achieve international success. Including REUNION a supernatural thriller directed by SXSW and Venice winning Jake Mahaffy, starring Julia Ormond due for release in 2020 and the psychological thriller HUMAN TRACES directed by Nic Gorman, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and was released theatrically in New Zealand by eOne.

There are several other screen production businesses and services in the area to support productions of any size. Talk to us about content producers in the region. 

Existing Infrastructure Available for Conversion to Support the Film Industry

Christchurch has the largest supply of existing industrial infrastructure in the South Island.

Properties for lease or purchase

There is no shortage of affordable and large-scale warehouses that can be converted to support the delivery of productions that are filmed on location in the South Island.

  • Check out the up-to-date large-scale commercial property listings.
  • Talk to us for more information. 

Get In Touch

We are here to help you and your next project. If you need access, have any questions or just want to start a conversation on how we could collaborate as the screen office, get in touch now.

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Petrina D’Rozario
Petrina D’Rozario
Screen CanterburyNZ Manager
Screen CanterburyNZ Helen Castelow
Helen Castelow
Screen Facilitator