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We imagine. We design. We build.

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Design

Our brain-trust of conceptual thinkers

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Build

Our creative collective of 17 departments

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Tours

Your gateway into a world of creativity

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Collectibles

Collectibles developed by our artists of film

Design

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Specialists in creating rich fictional worlds, our Design Studio is inspired by projects at any stage of development.  From blockbuster films and TV series, to public and private art sculptures, digital games, and immersive visitor experiences, we love to collaborate with our clients in service to their vision.

Includes:

  • Film & TV
  • Location-based experiences
  • Digital Interactives
  • Public art sculptures
  • Private commissions
  • Collectibles

Build

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With seventeen manufacturing departments under one roof, our workshop floor is home to an energetic creative team who work together on projects of any size and scale. From the epic to the intimate, we combine traditional handcraft techniques with innovative new technologies to make our clients’ vision a reality.

Includes:

  • Film & TV
  • Location-based experiences
  • Digital Interactives
  • Public art sculptures
  • Private commissions
  • Collectibles

Richard Taylor

Weta Workshop Co-founder, CEO and Creative Director

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With more than thirty years’ experience, Co-founder and Creative Director Richard Taylor is the passionate creative at the core of Weta Workshop. Richard has built a culture of enthusiasm and excellence that is brought to bear in every project that enters the workshop, and is still found on the workshop floor every day.

Latest Projects

Film & TV

2020 Mulan

Mulan

Armour & weapons

Film & TV

2020 Bloodshot

Bloodshot

Specialty costume and props

Digital Interactive

2019 Boosters

Dr. Grordbort's Boosters

Mixed reality game

Film & TV

2019 Jumanji The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level

Concept Design

Film & TV

2019 Men in Black4

Men in Black: International

Concept design, Props

Consumer Products

2019 GandalfFrodo Cart

Masters Collection: Gandalf & Frodo

Collectible statue

Education

2019 MasseySchool

Weta Workshop School at Massey University

Masters degree

Film & TV

2019 Godzilla2

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Concept design

Film & TV

2019 I am Mother

I am Mother

Concept design, Specialty Robot Suit

Film & TV

2019 WanderingEarth

The Wandering Earth

Specialty costumes

Awards

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Across our 30 years of operation, we have been privileged to be recognised for our contribution to the creative industries and to our community. Each award is the result of a phenomenal team effort, won through working alongside and collaborating with all sorts of clever people, all over the world. Among our proudest achievements are five Academy Awards® and four BAFTAs.

Testimonials

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Weta Workshop bring not only world-class artistic and technical talent to what they do, they also bring a spirit and a passion which is invigorating for the filmmaker.

James Cameron Filmmaker
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In the decade that I have worked with Weta Workshop, they have always impressed. Their passion for innovation paired with their innate ability to straddle industries makes them unique in the world.

Rony Abovitz CEO & founder, Magic Leap
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It’s always a privilege to work with the team of artists and makers at Weta Workshop. Their dedication and devotion to craft is uncompromising. Their want to go the extra mile is absolute.

Steven Spielberg Filmmaker

Get in touch

If you’re looking for a creative company to design or build your next project, we’d love to chat.

  • 17+ creative departments
  • Over 30 years’ experience
  • Highly awarded
  • Design to manufacture
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Government incentives may apply