Archipelago Special Effects

Brute Force – Delicately Applied

Archipelago is South East Asia’s leading provider of special effects for film & television.
We have experienced local crews and world class equipment based within the region.
Using global solutions, with a little local know-how.
Our Showreels

We don’t just blow stuff up!

Archipelago Special Effects prides itself on providing the complete effects package. Our expertise covers mechanical and atmospheric effects as well as pyrotechnics and we excel at designing and building rigs both big and small.

We have state of the art smoke machines and fluids in stock, all of which meet the latest health and safety requirements. We have wind machines, rain rigs, wave generators and explosion simulators. Even a hydraulic gimble able to carry a 5 ton set.

Whatever your special effects requirements, from studio atmos to fires, explosions, earthquakes or tidal waves – whether you need a high speed macro pack shot, a custom camera rig, an underwater effects sequence or a forest fire – we have the expertise, the personnel and the equipment to deliver.

Although our primary base is at Iskandar Malaysia Studios in Johor, we have provided effects for projects as far away as Fiji, Croatia, Indonesia and India

Archipelago, providing what you need, when you need it, safely and reliably, every time.

About Us


To provide world class special effects, with a regional solution based in South East Asia.

What We Do

We provide the full range of practical, mechanical and pyrotechnic special effects.

How We Work

We use our local know how and global experience to deliver the best solution at the best price for your production.

Our Showreels

Recent Projects

Our showreels are hosted on Vimeo – which is unfortunately blocked in Indonesia.  If you are unable to see the video, please visit this link to find them on YouTube


We have a large selection of equipment available to rent, all based at IMS.  For more details (and more equipment), see our Rental Page.
  • Petrol Driven Wind Machines
  • Electric Wind Machines & Fans
  • Smoke & Haze Machines
  • Hit Boxes & Sequencers
  • Compressed Air Mortars
  • Pumps, Hoses & Rain Systems
  • Safety Equipment

Have a project? Lets get started

Contact Us
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Find Us at

Archipelago Special Effects
Iskandar Malaysia Studios
1 Persiaran Layar Perak
Iskandar Puteri
79250 Johor


Call: +60-14-9099788 or
Ping us a WhatsApp message!