Motion picture lighting, grip services + equipment.


About us

Gunmetal is a New Zealand lighting and grip equipment/services company servicing the local and international motion picture industry. We are owned and operated by Byron Sparrow (gaffer/key grip, Wellington based) and Jamie Couper (gaffer, Queenstown based).

Although we primarily cater to feature films and the commercial market, no project is too big or too small. We can tailor creative lighting and grip solutions to match your requirements and budget.

We have our own trucks and equipment as well as the contacts and affiliations with New Zealand and international suppliers to make any project run smoothly. We can also provide highly skilled and experienced lighting and grip technicians for your production.

Our gear

Everything you need for a smooth shoot

  • A range of vehicles and equipment packages to suit any production
  • Two 4WD flatdeck utes
  • Quad bike and trailer
  • Sound blimped film-friendly generators
  • Chain motors, staging and rigging equipment


Recent work