BIG SKY STUDIOS

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Prairies, Big Sky Studios is a 187,000 sq. ft. full-service motion picture production centre designed for all of your creative film, television, and multimedia projects.
 
Situated at 1771 Inkster Boulevard, Big Sky Studios is 15 minutes from Winnipeg's international airport 15 minutes from downtown, and 10 minutes to the edge of town - a convenient location with all the services of a major urban centre, along with easy access to rural filming spaces.
 
 

Innovative Facility

 
In addition to temporary production usage, rental space is available for companies interested in long-term tenancies – production companies, studio satellite offices, post-production, animation, VFX, etc.

Phase 1 Now Open

Repurposed 137,000 SF creative design facility includes:

LEVEL 1 - MAIN

  • Two Soundproof Production Sound Stages (17,000 SF and 12,800 SF) - 20’ H

  • Mill and Paint Shop (14,100 SF)

  • Flex, Set Dec / Props / Storage (9,200 SF)

  • Wardrobe with Dye and Laundry (13,800 SF)

  • Production and Executive Offices (15,300 SF)

  • Indoor Atrium with Park-Like Setting, Skylights and Kitchen / Commissary / Dining Areas

LEVEL 2 - MEZZANINE

  • Production offices, executive offices, and long-term tenants (30,000 sq ft)

  • 50-seat Common Use Presentation Theatre with Multi-Media Crestron Technology (1,500 SF)

Phase 2

Opening December 2022:
  • Two new purpose built clear span sound stages with 40’ height clearance (2x - 15,000 SF)

  • Fully enclosed, climate-controlled vehicle passageway for interior loading.

Who We Are

The partnership behind the purchase is headed by Vancouver's Eighth Avenue Development Group and features an executive team with decades of experience in real estate development, finance, technology, and motion picture production.
 

Features

 

  • 9 acre site
  • Central heating and air conditioning
    throughout
  • High velocity air extraction
  • Freight elevator
  • Both dock level and street level loading doors
  • Large meeting rooms with multi-use flexibility
  • Outdoor common courtyard area with fire pits and barbecue
  • Abundant space for indoor and outdoor storage
  • Ample space for trucks and large circus parking
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Equipment provided by William F. White International (WFW),
a Sunbelt Rentals company
 
WFW’s partnership with BSS will bring together a modern, innovative studio complex with the experienced, service-focused teams at WFW and Sunbelt Rentals,
who have a proven track record of providing equipment solutions to productions across Canada and internationally.
With offices across the country, the company services productions of all sizes and houses an extensive state-of-the-art inventory, including camera, lighting, grip, power, specialty equipment, location support, virtual production volumes, and over
1.4 million sq. ft. of production-ready studio properties.
 
 
 

Why Big Sky Studios?

Why Manitoba?

1

Robust Tax Incentives
The “Film and Video Production Tax Credit” is the most competitive in North America with up to 65% on Manitoba labour, or up to 38% on eligible all spend expenditures.

2

Location Variety
Wide variety of natural spaces and authentic locations, from turn-of-the-century architecture, to charming country villages, sprawling prairies, rolling hills, sandy beaches, thick forests,
rugged wilderness, and one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world that easily ‘doubles’ as the ocean.

3

Film Friendly
Manitoba is a welcoming film-friendly community with well-developed infrastructure and easy-to-obtain filming permits, world-class production labor, and highly-skilled professionals who love what they do.

4

One-Stop-Shop
Imagine the efficiency of having everything run under one roof and the increased productivity!
Big Sky Studios is an innovative media campus / full-service motion picture production facility that services all productions, BIG and small.

5

Central North American Location
Situated in the centre of Canada, Winnipeg is equally accessible from New York and Los Angeles. Direct flights between Winnipeg and LA - plus quick commutes between the airport and Big Sky Studios – means getting here is easy.

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Jocelyn Mitchell
Manager, Business Development and Marketing
204-296-8797

Michael Thom
Manager, Operations
204-330-7998