Overview

We're passionate about putting the essential tools to create within arms' reach. KitSplit helps filmmakers, photographers, and artists get the gear they need to make incredible work. We also help equipment owners safely make money renting gear out when they're not using it. Called “the Airbnb of cameras” by No Film School, Forbes, and Fast Company, our community marketplace connects creative professionals with owners of top notch equipment, including rental houses, production companies, and individuals.

KitSplit saves time and money with a streamlined rental process. Renters can search across hundreds of vendors at once, buy shoot insurance on the spot, and order delivery and pickup. Equipment owners can safely make money renting gear out: we'll take care of the vetting and insurance.

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“Concept is ingenious. Selection is amazing. Prices are incredible. Customer service is spot on; attentive and personable. The three options to insure your rental is wonderful. This site has thought of everything and, in doing so, has made it easier for the little guys to make great work!”
Laura Wald, founder of Freewood Films

Our Mission

KitSplit is a team of New York-based filmmakers, photographers, and artists who are passionate about democratizing the filmmaking process and supporting the creative community. We had trouble getting access to equipment, and wanted to create a product that we could use ourselves. We're dedicated to bringing people together through a streamlined, enjoyable experience that makes the creative process easier and more accessible.

Join the KitSplit Community

Thousands of filmmakers and studios are using KitSplit, including some of the world's most forward-thinking production companies and media companies like Jigsaw, Hearst, Conde Nast Entertainment, Troma and more. With tens of millions of dollars worth of equipment on the site in including cameras, lights, lenses, and high-tech VR gear, we're already reinventing the visual content creation process—and we're just getting started!

We’re proud to have the support of amazing membership organizations like the Producers Guild of America, Fractured Atlas, New York Women in TV & Film, and Storycode. We like throwing IRL events to bring the community together, and have been hosted by awesome spaces like YouTube Space NY, Lincoln Center Film Society, and IFP’s Made in NY Media Center.

And we’re continually blown away by our members, who are some of the most creative and forward-thinking minds in the business! We love featuring them and their work. Check out some of our favorite projects #MadeWithKitSplit and read about our members on the blog.

Questions, comments, or feedback about the gear rental process? We love hearing from you—get in touch.

Some of our awesome partners and members:

Hearst Conde nast entertainment Troma
Tribeca film festival Hwc Above average

Meet the Team

Polaroid founders
Very Serious Cofounders & fuzzy friends, from L-R: Kristina Budelis, President & visual storyteller; Ken Amarit, CTO + game designer; Lisbeth Kaufman, CEO + photographer
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Danny Lunden, community manager + photographer
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Brett W. Thompson, lead developer and systems reliability engineer, animator, and mural artist
Polaroid chris
Chris Bradley, equipment expert, screenwriter, and camera op
Polaroid katie
Katie Hinshaw, equipment expert and filmmaker
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Javier Botero, full stack developer + film producer
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Daniel Orren, equipment expert & photographer
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Our office in Brooklyn (mural by @fluidtoons)
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Teddi, puppypreneur-in-residence

Interested in working with us? Get in touch!