What We Do
Welcome to Western Canada’s premier custom props manufacturer. Since 2008, Charron Custom Props & FX has supplied the North American entertainment industry with ever-evolving, cutting edge artifacts designed to hold up to the rigours and standards required—on time and on budget.
Enjoy our galleries on this site and check out our Instagram account @charroncustomprops for fresh fun from our world. There are some pics we’re dying to share—and we will when the spoiler alert is off.
Our Clients Say
On The Revenant I was calling you from Alberta in a panic, demanding ‘light, strong’ rifles for Leo and you delivered. Everything I received was exceptional.
On Skysraper, you and your crew delivered, above and beyond what I expected. Your painting qualities have always been amazing. So much so we have time and again been able to use your versions in place of the real versions, with actors and stunts
I can’t say enough great things about you and your team. You guys are so talented, so professional, which makes my job so much more satisfying knowing I can deliver to the directors I work with.
Success is about pulling together a team and when I include Charron I know I’m going to get the kind of commitment I need from your crew.
So thank you.
I have had the pleasure of working with JP and the crew at Charron for several years now. The quality is always perfection. They work extremely well with tight timelines, and their professional attitude is always appreciated. I highly recommend them for all types of builds for film or any industry that require specialized prop builds.
Thank you JP and crew for helping make me look good at what I do.
We here at the hit TV series Arrow, one of the custom prop heavy shows filming in Vancouver for the last 6 years, have but one thing to say about Charron Custom Props—they should change the name of the shop to “Your stuff is ready!”. Thank you from the bottom of our black, cynical hearts!!
There is nothing worse for a prop builder than the dreaded Friday afternoon call. You would think in the call display universe nobody in their right mind would answer. Yet JP at Charron still takes my calls after all these years. One can only imagine his eyes rolling when my number comes up on his screen, especially on Friday afternoon. What level of hell will Dean impose to wreck yet another weekend?
Through the years, JP and the team actually make me look like I know what I’m doing as a Props Master, when clearly nothing could be further from the truth. One memorable prop build that required a lot of time and engineering from one of my forgettable shows suddenly had a week cut off the build time. In the end their design saved the show many thousands in CGI costs as the effect was done in real time. It also got me a lot of pats on the back, when clearly I had no clue what I was doing. As I always say, my only talent is hiring very talented people, giving them money, and letting them do their craft—mostly with impossible deadlines. Charron Custom Props & FX is my go-to place. They are amazing to work with. They have also allowed me to keep fooling people as to how talented I really am.
As a Props Master, when you break down a script it’s natural to think about who’d be best suited for different props. When it comes to molding and casting, I’m always thinking of JP and the team at Charron Custom Props & FX. From great rubbers to realistic paint jobs, they knock it out of the park every time. I’d highly recommend them for your specialized prop fabrication needs.
JP and his crew make my job easier by accommodating rapidly changing timelines while creating our highly stressful builds. Charron’s quality of work and their ability to co-create with us as prop people make them the top builders in the city. Their work is extraordinary and they are a huge asset in Vancouver.
Working with the Charron team on projects, I’ve come to expect top level craftsmanship and artistry from them, and that is exactly what they provide.
In this business, having artists and fabricators who can accomplish so much with short deadlines is invaluable.
I have used Charron Custom Props & FX extensively for the last seven years and have never been disappointed. The quality and craftsmanship are second to none, as they help problem solve and predict possible issues. I always know my prop build will be done on time and that is a huge comfort as schedules are always changing.
Just a quick note to say thank you for the incredible job you all did building so many complex props for Once Upon a Time. Of many, one job comes to mind: the period deep sea dive helmets and tanks for the Nautilus episode. The director, producers, and cast were blown away. The incredibly imaginative approach you took to capturing the detail, solving the complexity, enhancing the functionality and staying on time and budget confirms that your crew are the best in the biz.
Charron Custom Prop & FX’s artists have produced phenomenal builds on time and on budget, countless times. They are always my first choice.
Their innovative techniques have put Vancouver on the map for world class props builders.
The Charron Custom Props & FX team are the sexiest bunch of midgets in town, great for bachelor parties and bar mitzvahs. I highly recommend a lap dance from JP; his pants are the lumpiest.
P.S. They make really good rubbers too.
My wife’s birthday was coming up and I wanted to give her a casting of my penis. JP at Charron Custom Props & FX was professional and discreet, and kept me hard the whole session. The final product was life-like, reasonably priced and exceeded my expectations. Too bad my penis doesn’t exceed any of my wife’s expectations.
JP and the crew are extremely creative, easy to get along with and deliver really well-made products. Given the unrealistic timelines we have, they always seem to be able to pull it off!
JP and his team are amazing, talented, and fearless.
Me: “I need 165 power dampening collars in two weeks.”
Charron Props: “Okay.”
“They are for mutants, so really large, really small, and all sizes in between.”
“They need to light up. Front and back.”
I love this crew. Can’t wait to build the next great prop with them!!