In 1913 Hinemoa the first film made in New Zealand was filmed in Rotorua and today Waiariki Film Studios are bringing studio infrastructure to the Bay of Plenty region and building this region's industry of the future. Our vision is to establish a world-renowned indigenous film hub, supporting local filmmakers, and growing the New Zealand film industry.
The Studios at White St are stage 1 of infrastructure Development in the region. Waiariki Film Studios are working towards a Stage 2 Soundstage retrofit of a large scale warehouse and have confirmed funding towards this venture. Stage 3 is a green fields build of the Indigenous Film Making Hub - comprising studios, production office, workshop / mill, backlot, local industry venders and workforce development. Waiariki Film Studios has firm partnerships and support with Rotorua Lakes Council, Rotorua Economic Development, Funding Trusts and local Iwi in these developments
White Street Studios - Stage 1 of Waiariki Studio
White Street Studios is Stage one of Waiariki Studios. It was used on the $6 Million TV Series “Vegas”, and is based in the inner city, Rotorua. Consisting of 1000sq/m stage space, a 300sq/m workshop, mill, additional space and a 200sq/m office space.
Onsite parking can be supplemented by 1000m2 of available parking directly next door to the Studio at 72 White St.
Additional Production support can be sourced through the studios - Local Crew / Makeup Truck / Unit Truck / Film Friendly Accommodation / Shooting Locations.
The studio is very close to accomodation and popular regional filming locations like the Rotorua Redwoods and the famous Pohutu Geyer at Te Puia.
To book or enquire, please contact us.