Cocoon handles every kind of shoot:
Commercial film shoots that require a spectacular bathroom or kitchen
Product heroes look best in scenes that convey every aspect of what makes them a must-get. We have dream kitchens and bathrooms and other special spaces that will make your product or service pop!
Multiple interior locations over a season of a series
Imagine booking all your locations all at once, having us set everything up for you when you arrive, and how easy it will be to return to a reset and freshly cleaned space. We save you time and therefore money by having multiple locations ready to go, no negotiations with homeowners.
At home-style interviews for morning tv shows
When you want to pre-tape an interview in a location that feels special and really showcases your interviewee. Get a more compelling VIP interview by setting it up in a location more intimate than any TV studio could ever be.
Productions Locations to Rent in New York City
How Booking a Production Location
at Cocoon Works?
Tell us about your production in New York City
A member of our team will assess your needs to qualify your reservation to ensure we are able to make your vision a reality.
We work with you to prep for shoot day
We will assign a dedicated support person to help organize admin, catering, vendors, and logistics.
Have a seamless experience in our spaces
At least one Casa Manager will be onsite during your reservation to ensure everything runs smoothly day-of.
9 Top Reasons to work with Cocoon on your TV project
9. It’s easy
Imagine instead of multiple phone calls, multiple site visits, you make one phone call to us and describe your needs for all your film shoot interiors, your dates, and your budget. We book it all for you and have everything ready for you when you arrive. When you do arrive, there is a “casa manager” onsite for the duration who takes care of you and your crew, from craft services to handling all location needs.
8. We speak your language
Never again toggle between a hot zone map and list of prospective locations. Never have to explain what a hot zone and a SAG zone is again. Our staff are veterans of film production and know where and what production staff need from a location.
7. You will never have to deal with a homeowner again
We take good care of our homeowner clients. Part of that is removing their burden and worry by being the professional space manager that deals with film crew. Homeowners will not be asking you about footprints or if they can be there and watch, or if you can be done a little earlier. With us, there are zero headaches.
6. Your creative and technical crew focus on the job 100%
You will never have to wonder if the electric will hold. You will never have to worry about a port-a-potty. You will not have to think about craft services. You don’t have to worry if the space will end up having noise problems. We handle professional cleaning before and after. Your PAs can focus on their work and will not spend any time texting the location owner with questions–we’ll be standing right there. Your crew and talent come in and get to work making the best work you can, free of distractions.
5. Our spaces are storytellers
Our production venues are curated for their extraordinary ability to create a statement and a mood. We offer spaces that are as varied as your characters: lofts, Bohemian brownstones, architectural masterpieces, penthouses—our range is tremendous. Book all your locations through us.
4. We rent and install furniture, rugs, plants, lamps, whatever you need to make your statement
We bring your vision to life. Whatever story you need your interiors to tell, we can source and place decor to your specifications. Key to this is our film production expertise: we understand what kind of space you need for lights and cameras to make an interior shoot work.
3. Our production venues in NYC are available for extended periods
We can accommodate your shooting a movie, a season of a television show, a multi-day catalogue shoot, to name a few examples. We can make spaces available 24 hours a day. We can also reset your location after a hiatus. You tell us what and when, and you show up on shooting day after a hiatus to a completely ready location, just the way you need it.
2. We have a proven record of satisfaction
We are proud that most of our filming location business comes through return clients and referrals. We are human-centered. As a diversely staffed company, we are dedicated to diversity, inclusion and equity in how we conduct our business. We are respectful of film crews and work diligently to make sure everyone has what they need.
1. When you hire us, you support a vision for a better city
Our founder, Eduard Monteagudo, was motivated to start Cocoon as a way of funding a better future for NYC. While training as an architect in Barcelona, Eduard began to understand that the city of the future was not about buildings so much as about public access, public space, and how those things can help fight racism, promote social justice and empower the next generation.
With this vision, he imagined funding a real estate rental and event services business that would pour its profits into community projects that will include pop up art galleries and reviving derelict spaces in ungentrified neighborhoods for local use.
Cocoon feels that the real estate industry must invest in the larger community as a necessary part of business practice. Safer, enjoyable and nurturing neighborhoods improve life for everyone.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book a space with Cocoon?
Talk to us about what type of production you are doing, your story, and mood. We are location experts and after listening we will present you with suitable options. As we have a multitude of locations we can serve as a “one-stop location shop”, so you can book all your location needs through us. We will do onsite visits with you, provide you with photos, room measurements, and do iPhone tours if you are working remotely.
Once the foundational element of locations are established, we get to work on getting everything set up for you.
What types of services do you offer for TV productions?
We offer an array of production planning services to help make the shoot run smoothly. We can help secure tents, catering, food delivery, coffee, props, furniture rentals, industrial steamers, car services, satellite outdoor spaces, satellite spaces for talent, parking permits and artwork permission.
Are your spaces outside the hot zone?
We will always offer you spaces outside the hot zone. We regularly check to make sure we are up-to-date with any changes.
Will any one be present during filming?
There will be a Casa Manager onsite before you arrive to make sure everything is set up properly and then for the duration of the shoot. Anything at all that comes up with the location, we will handle. Your PAs can stay dedicated to your production.
When shooting wraps, the Casa Manager will supervise breakdown of the set to make sure everything is done properly.
Can we book the space for multiple days?
Spaces can be booked for multiple days or weeks and equipment can be left overnight.
Do I need insurance to use your spaces?
Yes. We can help you with this. For weddings, we partner with a few insurance providers and our management team can work with you to get an insurance quote that meets your budget and needs.
Is the art in your spaces released?
We have a database of which art is released and not, and can identify anything in your location space you want to use.
What are my payment options?
Credit card, wire transfer, direct deposit, and Paypal.
What People Are Saying About
Our Production Locations in NYC
Elsa, Producer, JED Foundation
“My second experience renting spaces from this team! They are excellent. The spaces are always beautiful and the team is always attentive, quick to respond and extremely helpful on set. I’m gearing up for my third shoot in one of their locations and plan to continue working with the Cocoon team beyond that. Highly recommend booking with them!!”
“mCocoon was so gracious and helpful, great instructions, communication and accommodation. The place itself was beautiful and fit our needs to a “T.” I know they have other properties and I recommend working with them. They know production.”
Sophie B, Photographer
“Renting out this penthouse was absolutely amazing! From the extremely professional and helpful staff, to the booking process, the entire rental process was seamless. It is worth the higher price point due to the staff on hand and high quality space, furniture, and overall experience. I also really appreciated being able to walk through and scout the space the day before my booking. It put my mind at ease and I knew I was in good hands. At first I was weary about having a location manager on site during my shoot (I didn’t want anyone hovering or putting off the client), however our two location managers were attentive and available, yet gave us breathing room to get our shots and the freedom to use the space as need be. They were accommodating, helpful, and I would without a doubt recommend Cocoon listings for future clients.”
Reasons to Host Your Event With Cocoon
We are Pros
We area pro staff highly experienced in production that takes care of all your needs. Cocoon offers end-to-end services that feature every conceivable need you will have including prop and furniture sourcing and rental, hair and make up professionals, make up and hair stations, clothing rack rental, light rental and set up, music, catering, literally, anything you can think of.
Our Casa Managers Are There For You
Our onsite Casa Managers are there before, during and after your event to make sure everything about the location is perfect. All your production assistants will stay dedicated to the work at hand: if the air conditioning needs adjusting, if you need an updated lunch order, if someone needs directions, we are on it. You are free to do your best work.
More Done in Less Time
We are smartly priced and help you save the most valuable thing: your peace of mind. By offering spaces that are professionally managed and homeowner-free and comprehensive event services, our pro team helps you get more done in less time, and saves you money in the long run.
Supporting the Small NYC Business
We’re here to make the city better for small businesses and communities in need. Cocoon was founded with the idea of helping to create the city of the future, where more people have access to great public space and where small businesses can thrive. We regularly scout communities of color to locate and partner with talented emerging vendors, and our business plan is to drive our profits after start-up into funding community projects.