Welcome to Norkai Studios, a collection of standing sets in downtown Los Angeles. Being near Little Tokyo, we named our standing sets Nor (for North) and Kai (for ‘sea’ in Japanese) after the North Sea neighborhood it’s located in.
Rather than just offer a huge warehouse for rent, we wanted to tailor make each area of our sound stage to suit your needs. Knowing that many of our production clients are independent or student films, we decided to help build out the studio you need so you won’t have to spend so much on production design. Yes, we’re talking about you, student filmmakers! Click Here
While we’re not a fully fledged camera house yet, film equipment rentals are a cornerstone of what we do here at Norkai. Apart from grip and lighting rentals, we also have a wide assortment of other film gear including cameras, lenses, and support systems at your disposal! Click Here
I have worked at the Norkai stages several times and find them perfect for small to medium scale shoots. The staff is wonderfully helpful yet unobtrusive staff. The stage has handy compliment of grip/electric perfect for quick small shoots available. The versatility of the space is amazing and allowed us to create distinct looks for various projects. The makeup and staging area was outfitted just right to allow our artists to work fast and comfortably too as well as have our DIT set up shop! Parking in the alley set to unload was incredibly convenient too. I plan to rent the Norkai stage repeatedly well into the future!
Alex W Evans, Writer/Director/DP/Gaffer
Norkai is the best! It had everything we needed: affordable pricing, convenient load-in, and several beautiful standing sets. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful as well. Had a great experience renting their space and would do it again in a heartbeat!
Jesse Orrall, Writer/Director, Co-Founder of Soul Magic Productions
Incredible AND affordable space to shoot in. The Norkai team was so easy and fun to work with, and the space is in such a convenient part of DTLA. You can actually find parking! They also had tons of gear we could rent too. My team and I had a great experience and definitely plan to work with Norkai again.
Benjamin-Shalom Rodriguez Writer/Director
We’re constantly striving to become the high quality yet affordable standing set stage in Los Angeles. On top of building out our repertoire and collection of equipment such as camera rentals, grip rentals and lighting rentals, we’re also looking to build our network. If you’re interested in collaborating, or if you have any questions, inquiries, concerns or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.