Adelaide Studios continue to grow

Arts Review Adelaide Studios The Babadook set constructionThe South Australian Film Corporation’s Adelaide Studios is now home to a record number of screen industry businesses from casting agents and award winning production companies to animators and game developers – with three new tenants taking up space at the creative hub recently.

The $48 million Adelaide Studios now boasts 33 tenants the largest number it has ever housed since opening in 2011. It follows the South Australian Film Corporation creating new space to add to the diversity of screen talent based at Adelaide Studios.

Joining the Adelaide Studios will be animation and games developer Monkeystack, editing firm Off Line Edits and production company Reed Films. Monkeystack has built an enviable reputation having developed children’s television and video games alongside Nickelodeon, ABC, Matchbox Pictures and Media World Pictures. Reed Films is a production company specialising in the creation of compelling and original factual TV and drama content and Off Line Edits works on diverse range of projects including television series, documentaries, feature and short films.

South Australian Film Corporation CEO Annabelle Sheehan said the Adelaide Studios was home to some of the most innovative and creative screen talent in South Australia.

“The companies based at Adelaide Studios reflect the strength and diversity of the South Australian screen industry, said Ms Sheehan. “This incredible creative hub is a key part of the overall ecology of the SA screen industry which continues to grow our screen brand interstate and overseas as well as attracting new productions into South Australia.

“We’re seeing many of the Adelaide Studios tenants taking advantage of the demand for content and new opportunities being created by platforms such as subscription TV, video on demand and gaming.”

Being a tenant at Adelaide Studios also means having South Australia’s state-of-the-art production facilities on your doorstep. This includes two Sound Stages, Dolby Premier 7.1 Mixing Theatre (one of only two in Australia), Foley/ADR studios, 100-seat screening theatre and production offices.

This follows an earlier announcement in June, that a dedicated Set Construction Workshop is to be built to complement the two Sound Stages at the studios. The new workshop, which has been funded in the South Australian government’s State budget, will mark the final stage in the completion of planned infrastructure for the Adelaide Studios. Works are expected to begin before the end of the year.

A recent report prepared by Deloitte Access Economics and commissioned by the South Australian Film Corporation found that the South Australian screen industry contributed $77.2 million to the state’s economy in 2013/14 and supported full-time employment for 754.

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Image: The Babadook set construction on Sound Stage 1 at Adelaide Studios – photo courtesy of