Sol Gate Studios




Narrative storytelling is at the heart of everything Sol Gate Studios produces, from music videos to full-length feature films.


Sol Gate Studios also produces non-fiction documentary content for theatrical or television distribution.


Sol Gate Studios offers commercial production services for branding, product advertising and corporate videos.


Sol Gate Studios is the home base of photographer Martin Backhauss, who specializes in fashion, portraiture and event photography.

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This romantic comedy is dedicated to all who have been “phantom-limbed.”

How do you escape the lingering memory of someone you’ve lost? This romantic comedy is dedicated to all who have been “phantom-limbed.” San Francisco based filmmaker, Kee Streater Heywood, launched a Kickstarter project on August 16th, 2012, and succeeded in financing his first narrative film, after a history of documentaries. The project was conceived during […]

Sol Gate Studio’s Photographer Martin Backhauss was on set of the blockbuster “Red Tails”

Martin Backhauss is Sol Gate Studios staff photographer and the editor of the soon to be released Sol Gate Studios documentary, UNTAPPED, THE SCIENCE OF HAND ANALYSIS. Last year Martin was hired by Kerner Studios, Executive Producer, Camille Cellucci to be the on set photographer of a major motion picture. When Kerner Studios did specialized […]

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Our studio hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9am till 6pm.

Sol Gate Studios is located between downtown Oakland and Emeryville.
We are accessible by BART/Taxi, and a quick 15 minute drive from San Francisco and from Oakland Airport, and we have direct access to all major freeways. All major hotels that serve Oakland and Emeryville are just a 5 minute drive, and we have ample street parking.

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