Auckland Film Studios are a pivotal part of Aotearoa New Zealand’s thriving entertainment industry on the doorstep of diverse urban settings and breath-taking natural landscapes. As a trusted partner to New Zealand’s creative community, we offer world class stage space and production support facilities as well as connecting you with world leading film crews, post, digital and visual effects.

THE STUDIO

Our Studios

With a global reputation as Auckland’s premier filming facility, Auckland Film Studios 11 ¾ acres (4.7 Ha) site has three stages totalling 38,500 square feet (3,576 sq m) increasing to five stages totalling 81,500 square feet (7,576 sq m) in November 2022.

Complementing these studios are six large multi-purpose buildings, providing 55,000 square feet of flex/mill space. The studios boast two new state of the art sound stages (open in November 2022) each measuring 21,500 square feet (2,000 sq m).

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CREDITS

Previous productions filmed in part or entirely with Auckland Film Studios from 1992 to present. Notable productions include Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, Power Rangers: Ninja Storm, Sweet Tooth, Legend of the Seeker and The Chronicles of Narnia.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
  • Sweet Tooth (TV Pilot) 2021
  • Letter to the King (TV series) 2020
  • Fresh Eggs (TV series) 2019
  • Adrift (feature film) 2018
  • In Dark Places (feature film) 2018
  • The Shannara Chronicles (TV series) 2016 – 2017
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (feature film) 2016
  • Emperor (feature film) 2012
  • Mr. Pip (feature film) 2012
  • Legend of the Seeker (TV series) 2008 – 2010
  • The Warriors Way (feature film) 2008
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (feature film) 2008
  • 30 Days of Night (feature film) 2007
  • The Chair (TV quiz show) 2007
  • Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (TV movie) 2006
  • Maddigan’s Quest (TV series) 2006
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (feature film) 2005
  • No. 2 (feature film) 2005
  • Boogeyman (feature film) 2005
  • Ike: Countdown to D-Day (TV movie) 2004
  • In My Father’s Den (feature film) 2004
  • Deceit (TV movie) 2003
  • Lucy (TV movie) 2003
  • Power Rangers: Ninja Storm (TV series) 2003
  • Whale Rider (feature film) 2002
  • Jack of all Trades (TV series) 1999 – 2000
  • Cleopatra 2525 (TV series) 1999 – 2000
  • Young Hercules (TV movie and series) 1997 – 1999
  • Amazon High (TV movie) 1997
  • Xena: Warrior Princess (TV series) 1995 – 2001
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV movies and series) 1994 – 1999
  • The Tommyknockers (TV movie) 1992

FILMING IN NEW ZEALAND

Known to the indigenous Māori as Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland has a mauri (spirit) that will enrich you forever. It is the perfect location to bring your ideas and stories from concept to creation.

Rich in resources and surrounded by water, Auckland is a vibrant, modern city of the Pacific where natural wonder, cultural diversity, youthful energy and economic strength combine. The nation’s gateway to the world, Auckland is a place that connects the past and present, and we celebrate our history and Māori culture with great pride. Here, early adopters and forward-thinkers create new businesses, thriving tech hubs and vibrant creative industries.

As well as operating in a single time zone, being east of the International Date Line means New Zealand is one of the first countries in the world to greet the new day.

From Auckland, you can access New Zealand’s stunning landscapes, showcased most recently in The Power of the Dog, and Mulan (both productions based in Auckland). From one day to the next you can film in urban spaces which ably stand in for many global cities, tropical rainforests, grassy plains, sandy beaches, swamps or snow-capped mountains.

All this is backed by Auckland’s experienced crew and support departments, and the region’s world-class screen industry companies.

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Contact Us

Auckland Film Studios is one of New Zealand’s largest studio complexes. We are dedicated to ensuring your production goes as smoothly as possible. For all booking enquiries or further information, please contact us:

Project enquiries:
Eric Stark
Film Studio Manager
+64 21 946 626
eric.stark@aucklandnz.com

Kirsty Donoghue
Screen Auckland
Screen Attraction Specialist
+64 27 267 8445
Kirsty.Donoghue@aucklandnz.com

Email:
afs@aucklandnz.com

Physical address:
12 Hickory Avenue
Henderson, Waitakere
Auckland 0650
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5561
Wellesley Street
Auckland 1141
New Zealand

Useful Resources

Screen Organisations

Film Auckland are the leading voice of the screen industry in the Auckland region, representing the biggest concentration of screen industry activities in New Zealand.
www.filmauckland.com

The New Zealand Film Commission is the body responsible for New Zealand films, administering tax incentives and authorizing co-productions.
www.nzfilm.co.nz

Screensafe promotes Health & Safety in the New Zealand screen sector, and offers information and resources for this.
www.screensafe.co.nz

Screen Auckland, the regional film office, are knowledgeable and effective partners for in-bound production and permitting.
https://www.aucklandnz.com/film/about

Auckland Film Industry Studios
https://www.aucklandnz.com/film/auckland-film-industry/studios

Tourism Organisations

Tourism Auckland
www.aucklandnz.com

Tourism New Zealand
www.newzealand.com/int/

Industry Guilds

Screen Industry Guild Aotearoa New Zealand
https://screenguild.co.nz/

New Zealand Actors’ Equity
www.actorsequity.org.nz

Stunt Guild of New Zealand
www.stuntguildnz.com

Actors Agents Association of NZ
https://aaanz.co.nz/

NZ Writers Guild
www.nzwritersguild.org.nz

Directors and Editors Guild of NZ
https://www.degnz.co.nz/

Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA)
www.spada.co.nz

Script to Screen
www.script-to-screen.co.nz

Women in Film and Television NZ
https://www.wiftnz.org.nz/

Ngā Aho Whakaari
https://www.ngaahowhakaari.org/

Screen Music & Sound Guild of NZ
https://smsg.org.nz/

Local Government

Auckland Council
www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited
www.aucklandnz.com

Business Organisations

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
https://www.nzte.govt.nz/