Press Release from The Studio Space 




The Studio Space, a new boutique film studio in the heart of Wanaka, officially opens today (Friday 11th June ) providing a functional and attractive space for creatives in the region to hire, connect and create, providing support for the growing sector.


Predominantly for studio filming and photography, The Studio Space adds a spark of excitement to the Wanaka film and photography industry being the town's first fully dedicated, open for hire, studio and will also be home to industry related networking events, training courses, gear hire hub and much more.


The newly fitted-out space (powered by Wanaka Film Studios) is a one-of-a-kind 130sqm facility that is available for hire by creatives needing a local location for their film production or photography needs. 


The space combines both 'The Cyc Room' - featuring an 8m x 5m x 3m corner infinity wall, lighting rigs and projector for large screenings, and 'The Martini Room' - a lounge style meeting space with a smart TV for viewing rushes or finished films.


  • The Cyc Room has app controlled, ceiling mounted RGB LED panels to cast your choice of 160 colours onto the cyc as well as a selection of predesigned changing light sequences, making it the perfect setting for any number of shoots. 


  • The Martini Room contains comfy chill out seating, whiteboard, podcast equipment, drinks fridge and other helpful meeting room facilities. 


The space also has an extensive range of additional lighting and rigging kits available, product photography equipment and a growing selection of props held on site, as well as connections to many other suppliers in the region for anything else needed. 


Co-Founder Joe Murdie says “I think it’s something that the area has needed for quite some time. Our idea behind the space is to create a location, and provide the facilities for us and other creatives in the region to access without having to spend a fortune travelling out of town. This means we can create more locally, and can attract other creatives to Wanaka. The whole idea is to contribute to the local film industry so we can all step up and compete with the bigger out of town companies while keeping it all right here at home. We can’t wait to see who comes to use the space!”. 


Available for hire all year round by all creatives, The Studio Space is designed to be a functional working space for a variety of uses; 


  • Studio Filming 

  • Studio and Product Photography 

  • Art Gallery events 

  • Unique event space 

  • Large screenings 

  • Podcast Recording 

  • Meeting room hire 


Located in Spencer House on Dunmore St, the space is available for hire in Full Days, Half Day, Hourly or Evening Hire via




For more info please get in touch with Erin // or call 021 758 263. 

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