Our Place

Location and Facilities

Postal Address:
Phone +64 4 237 3100
DX Box: SX33473
86 Vivian Street
Te Aro
Wellington 6011

Street Address:
86 Vivian Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

 +64 4 237 3100 and ask for 'The Film School' 

Sashi Meanger – Executive Director
Tel: 04 237 3100  + 4112 when prompt.
Ness Simons – Head Tutor
  Tel: 04 237 3100  + 4114 when prompt.
Lisa Scott – Production Co-ordinator
Tel: 04 237 3100  + 4115 when prompt.
Mark Jackson – Technician
Tel: 04 237 3100  + 4111 when prompt.
Johan Bekker - Administrative Co-ordinator 
Tel: 04 237 3100  + 4110 when prompt.

The Film School is now at 86 Vivian Street in downtown Wellington in a purpose-designed facility. It is close to the Film Archive, Film Wellington and several local production companies. The premises are spacious, with two classrooms and a large production office, and a studio and 60-seat cinema. There is also a library with essential resource material including an expanding DVD classics collection and many New Zealand short films.

Students have access to the premises on a 24-hour basis (with permission) in order to simulate the workplace environment. This enables efficient use of the equipment and other resources, particularly during production.

As well as the resources of the School, the resources of the Wellington industry in the form of studio space, equipment, archival and reference materials, post-production facilities and creative expertise are available to assist in meeting the demands of the curriculum.


The Film School provides a range of technical equipment to facilitate production and post-production in both film and digital media. The school uses a range of Panasonic digital cameras, 24 camcorders and two HPX172 P2 cameras.

The  school now has it's own cutting edge, industry standard ARRI Alexa camera.

Students edit on AVID Media Composer. Sound post-production is carried out in the Pro Tools suite.