About Us

 

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1963, William F. White International Inc. (WFW), a Sunbelt Rentals Company, is Canada’s oldest and largest provider of production equipment to the entertainment industry.

WFW is the industry’s go-to Partner in Production. With six rental facilities strategically located across Canada, our laser focus is to provide the most comprehensive and technologically advanced rental inventory to producers of all forms of content. From custom-built Studios and Specialty Equipment, to creative necessities including Camera, Lighting, Grip, and Power, and Location Equipment and Supplies, we’ve got you covered.

 

WHAT WE DO

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STUDIOS THAT MATCH YOUR AMBITION

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WFW operates a growing portfolio of state-of-the-art production studios in the Vancouver and Toronto area that can handle projects of any size. With 32 sound stages and ample mixed-use high ceiling warehouse space spread across our nine facilities, WFW Studios now manages over 1 million square feet of production-ready studio space.

Our studios offer strategic locations featuring support areas and workshops within the facilities as well as ample crew and base camp parking. Individual studios are equipped with various technical amenities such as the latest in fibre-optic connectivity, creating a modern and comfortable turnkey work environment. All other WFW services are also within short driving distances of each studio facility.

 

LIGHT UP THE WORLD

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Our Lighting, Grip, and Power team is the backbone of this business. No set can go without it, and we’re proud to say that our inventory is the largest, and best, in all of Canada. The list is long- HMI, incandescent, LED of various shapes and sizes, Tier 3 generators, green screens, and more feet of cable than you can possibly imagine. We carry everything you might need to keep your productions humming through the seasons, from the rain and sleet of the Pacific Northwest to the bright skies of the Atlantic summers. And if you’re looking for more sustainable power solutions, our entire team is committed to staying on top of the latest equipment innovations to help make every set as clean and green as can be.

 

TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT

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Our Camera department is like a candy shop designed by and for those who are DPs at heart. The team is truly dedicated to sourcing the widest range of elite cameras, lenses and support equipment for our clients’ every creative vision. Our line up features premium quality super 35 and large format cameras from manufacturers including ARRI and RED and world-renowned lensing from Vantage/Hawk, Leica, Cooke, Masterbuilt, Angenieux and Fujinon, just to name a few. Our full inventory, including an extensive array of camera support equipment, grows by the day and our team is always available to provide custom-tailored recommendations to help you get the most out of your gear.

 

CRANES, ROBOTICS AND AUTOMOBILES

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WFW’s Specialty Equipment team is the industry’s go-to for innovative gear to obtain truly memorable

shots. From jibs and remote heads to the largest inventory of telescoping cranes in the country, we even carry the SuperTechno 100R, the only one of its kind in the world. Our team also specializes in souped-up camera cars, custom-built electric vehicles, off-road cars and powerful trucks that boast up to five shooting platforms. We’re known for our expert technicians who help clients extract the full potential of every specialty equipment in our inventory.

 

ON LOCATION

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WFW Location Equipment Supply (LES) has everything that productions need to keep shoot days running smoothly. With locations in both Vancouver and Toronto, our LES inventory is impressively wide-ranging from must-have director’s chairs and state of the art change rooms, to the essentials like portable bathrooms and traffic cones. We even stock up on Personal Protection Equipment that clients have come to rely on to keep productions safe amid the everchanging environment in which we all operate in.

 

SUNBELT RENTALS

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Our parent company Sunbelt Rentals is constantly advancing the idea of what an equipment rental company can do for its customers, through unmatched customer solutions, uncompromising customer safety, and continuous innovation. With a passionate team of 15,000+ equipment rental experts, a growing network of 900+ locations throughout Canada and the US and an extensive offering of quality equipment available for pick-up or delivery, Sunbelt Rentals helps customers make it happen. From lifts to help you reach greater heights to air scrubbers that keep your set sanitized throughout the day, working with WFW means direct access to all that Sunbelt has to offer to keep your production up and running.

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO PARTNERING WITH YOU

Find us in six locations across Canada:

VANCOUVER | CALGARYWINNIPEGSUDBURYTORONTOHALIFAX