Costumes, props and workshops
From concept to construction, bring your wildest ideas to life.
41 Percy Cameron Street, Avalon, Lower Hutt
Scale Studios is a team of designers, miniature effects artists, film industry stalwarts, prop-makers, sculptors and creative problem solvers from all backgrounds who share a love of storytelling, practical effects artistry, and technical problem-solving.
In an era of digital advances, they employ techniques developed by the masters of the past and re-invigorate them with modern, digital technologies. They have developed new and innovative approaches to storytelling, manufacturing and visual effects where there is no "digital vs practical"- instead a harmonious blend of the two working together.
Their aim is to bring projects to life, create memories, and build relationships with others who share their passion. Talk to them anytime about how they can contribute to your project, whatever the scale.
Human Dynamo Workshop
5/131 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington
Located in the hub of Wellington film, Human Dynamo Workshop is a creative company who work from their Miramar studio and workshops. They specialise in design, CNC router cutting, mould making and casting, vacuum forming and fabricating. Delivering 3-dimensional solutions in a wide range of materials to clients worldwide as well as locally. They take projects from a design stage through to a fully resolved and complete result.
Through their long history of prop, model making and set fabrication, they've worked on many film projects including, Avatar, The Hobbit, District 9 and the Lovely Bones. Their team of artist, designers, and makers work with the highest levels of craftsmanship, technology, creative excellence and artistry to deliver the big, the small, and the unusual.
8 Trevor Terrace, Paremata, Porirua
CKFilmDesign is a full-service costume and art department studio with a particular focus on costume and wardrobe.
From their fully equipped studio, their team of artists, craftsmen and designers work their magic to deliver world-class costumes, creatures, props, and set design to the entertainment industry. Their workshop also houses an extensive collection of costumes, props and armour that is available to rent. The team are experienced in finding creative solutions to meet any timeline and budget.
If you can dream it, the team at CKFilmDesign can build it! With their end to end creative services across the lifecycle of your project or production.
21 Camperdown Road, Miramar, Wellington
Five-time Academy Award® winners, Weta Workshop is a multi-award winning conceptual design and physical manufacturing facility servicing the world’s entertainment and creative industries. Made possible by the intense collaboration of multi-skilled artists and craftsmen between departments. The creativity, passion, and tenacity of the Weta Workshop crew is second to none. Although best known for the company’s design and effects work on award-winning film projects, including Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong and The Chronicles of Narnia and Avatar, Weta Workshop offers services to all creative industries throughout the world.
5 Ropa Lane , Miramar, Wellington
Te Mahi operate a 1288 square meter workshop and yard on the Miramar peninsula, amere minute drive from the Stone Street Studio. Their work includes; prop fabrication, CnC cutting, exhibition design, cabinetry and more. They are an experienced fabrication and build company specialising in theming, infrastructure build, specialist design and production across a number of specialty fields including the film, tourism, museum, advertising and visitor experience industries.
They produce the complete package from concept through developed design drawings to manufacture and management of all the componentry required. Having worked on Avatar, Mortal engines, Ghost in the shell, The hobbit, Lord of the rings, King kong and more, they have the experience to fabricate your ideas into a 3 dimensional reality.