Island Bay Studios are film and sound studios, owned by sound engineer|producer Nic McGowan since 2001. Previously owned by Motion Pictures Ltd, the filmstudio has been a stalwart of the Wellington film industry since the early eighties. The fully equipped 200sq metre film studio is hired out for professional film, television & photographic shoots, scenographic construction, and recording of sound artists. In the state-of-the-art audio lab Nic records, mixes and masters sound artists; composes music, and edits|mixes sound for film, broadcast and digital media. Future plans are to grow the studio’s own production activities, to suit a range of film, television, sound and emerging technology R&D projects. Activities of the studio will expand to include experimental live performance; and ongoing artistic research into emerging technologies.
Island Bay is located 10 minutes drive from Wellington city and 3 minutes walk to the beach.
News to those wishing to use the studio: the studio is currently closed for seismic upgrade and refurb. It is likely to remain out of commission until late 2015 at the earliest. Sorry folks!