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The interior of Portsmouth Film Equipment Rental, a staple in the New Zealand film industry located in Kilbirnie, Wellington.
A person standing next to a large camera at Portsmouth Film Equipment Rental located in Kilbirnie, Wellington.

Portsmouth Film Equipment Rental has been a staple of the New Zealand film industry for more than 20 years. The rental company caters to both large international productions and smaller local shoots with up-and-coming filmmakers.

Based in Wellington, Portsmouth can provide service anywhere in New Zealand and further afield in the Pacific. With a comprehensive range of rental equipment, it has any lighting, grip, or camera request that a production might need.

State-of-the-art inventory is available such as the Arri Alexa 35 and RED 8K cameras. A wide range of lenses enables productions to frame their vision at the highest level. The latest Hi5 remote focus units and OLED monitors give that extra level of control. A range of Creamsource Vortex, Arri, Astera, Aputure, and Nanlux lighting sources means you can shed light on your scenes, your way.

There are a variety of shooting cranes, dollies, power distribution, and unit gear, as well as a wide range of consumables available to buy.

Portsmouth has a committed and enthusiastic team that can provide an individualised experience to productions big and small. With 20 years of experience in the industry, the team have valuable connections — if they don’t have what you need, they know where to get it.

An employee at Portsmouth Film Equipment Rental standing in a supply room.


  • Arri Alexa 35 and RED 8k Cameras.
  • A wide range of prime and zoom lenses.
  • Hi5 remote focus units.
  • OLED monitors.
  • Creamsource Vortex rainproof lights.
  • Aputure and Nanlux COB ranges.
  • Astera tube lights.
  • Shooting cranes.
  • Dollies.
  • Power distribution.
  • A range of consumables to buy.