The studio lot that Castaic Studios occupies was constructed in 1979. At the time the property was originally constructed, it was used as an industrial complex, full of warehouses and offices for shipping companies. Visionary real estate developers acquired the property at the end of the 1990’s, with an intent to develop and transform compound into a world class motion picture studio. The plan was a success, and when the studio first opened its doors, it was to the delight of writers, producers and filmmakers alike.
The property underwent extensive renovations from 2001 to 2004. Offices were updated to meet production and post-production needs, warehouses were transformed into sound stages, and the studio slowly began to come to life. The studio officially operated as Cheyenne Studios for several years, although some filmmakers also know the property as Castaic Studios, due to it’s location in Castaic, California. During this time, the studio played host to a large number of video productions. Many notable actors and actresses made our studio their home, and continue to do so. Sean Penn (Into the Wild) and Chris Moore (American Pie, Goodwill Hunting) are just a couple of the many Hollywood insiders who have filmed on our studio lot.
In 2005, the property underwent an official name change to what it is known as today name Castaic Studios. The new name was selected to match the name of the city in which it is located. The new name came with a new image, as well as with a renewed commitment to helping filmmakers see their vision translate into reality. The studio continues to be home to a number of productions, ranging from full length feature presentations, to reality TV shows, to popular music videos.
Today, Castaic Studios is widely recognized as a leader in the music video and independent film business, but also caters to a number of featured films, corporate clients and advertising agencies who wish to film commercials. Anything that involves moving pictures can be filmed on the Castaic Studios lot, and the fact that it is one of the few non-union lots in the Los Angeles area makes it particularly desirable to those who need a break away from the politics of Hollywood.
Private tours of Castaic Studios can be arranged by appointment 24-7, and our flexible pricing makes it easier for you to complete your project without exceeding your film budget. Contact us to schedule a tour that will showcase everything Castaic Studios has to offer.