international production locations issue 4 Dec 2007Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
From deserted beaches to spectacular houses with wonderful views, the diversity of Portugal welcomes everyone.
Fantastic mountain roads within two hours drive of Lisbon, and a real assortment of architecture.
With everything also so close to hand, these are just some of the many reasons why Artists Group live and work in Portugal.
Visit their website for contact details, news and other useful information.
Established in 1999, Athens-based Poplight provides photo production services to local and international clients, covering the entire production process from pre to post-production. Their aim is "to provide a smooth and successful production, catered to client's specific needs".
Thanks to its dry, sunny climate, Greece is ideal for outdoor shoots. Locations range from ancient sites to modern city centres, natural vistas (mountains, lakes, forests, seas), to the architectural and natural beauty of the Greek islands, as well as urban environments (cafés, restaurants, houses, pools, bridges, stadiums, offices, underground stations, etc).
Poplight offers everything for a particular production, tailoring each service to client needs and budget. They will handle travel, hotel reservations, transportation, castings, and bookings of the necessary crew. The company works with a wide range of artists including fashion stylists, hair stylists, make-up artists, and production coordinators.
They own a photographic and lighting equipment rental house, carrying a full range of Hasselblad, Profoto and Manfrotto equipment.
Croatia is one of Europe's best kept secrets. The land is still largely untouched by human hands and its spectacular Adriatic coast is home to thousands of beautiful islands, whilst there are a surprising variety of landscapes, amazing natural features, charming little villages, ancient cities and much more to discover.
B2B Production and its creative, experienced team are very proud to promote their country, a place with thousands of locations where the possibilities are endless.
100% client focused, the company offers a full range of services for photo and video productions. Organizing flights, accommodation, casting and craft services, location scouting, management and equipment rental, the company also represents the best local talents with access to a great range of models, hair and make-up artists, stylists, and some excellent photographers.
Established in 2001 bareface offers a full production service to the international market looking to use the UAE or Oman as a location for photographic shoots.
bareface provides a full range of services including pre-production and budgeting, scheduling and negotiations with suppliers, location scouting and management, wardrobe and props, catering, crew and studio bookings, equipment hire, accommodation and transport reservations, visas and government permissions, models and casting, freighting, and aerial shoots.
Oman and the UAE are only a six hour flight from Europe and offer stunning desert and mountain scenery. Combine this with sunny climate, traditional Arabian culture and modern infrastructure, and you have the perfect location solution.
bareface clients have included: Siemens, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Cisco, Otto, Bilka, One Up Golf, Nokia, Marie Claire US, Wallpaper Magazine, La Redoute, Next Directory, Grattan, Only, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, Jumeirah, Peek and Cloppenburg, monkey business, Marks and Spencer, Maxim, Migros, and Sony.
bareface productions, teamed with bareface agency and bareface locations, represent the UAE's 'one-stop-shop' for photo production.
"Looking for a 16th Century castle to stage a fashion shoot? An uber-cool Georgian townhouse for a TV ad? Maybe a shed on Shetland for a horror movie?"
Scotland's first location company, Location Scotland, offers a huge database of locations and full production services throughout Scotland.
For a small island Great Britain encompasses a surprising variety of different landscapes; from the craggy mountains and wild terrain of Scotland, Wales and the north, through to the flat expanses of eastern England and the soft rolling hills of the south - all of it surrounded by 12,500km of stunning coastline.
Architecturally the country is unsurpassed, with a wealth of stately homes and hi-tech contemporary buildings, historic old towns and modern city life.
Leonora has a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge in the diversity of locations within Great Britain. A team tailored to an individual shoot provides a full production service to photographers and ad agencies worldwide, whilst retaining that all important personal touch.
For more details, and to see a showcase of locations from the company's extensive digital library, check the website.
"Mainhattan" offers an outstanding European skyline, the Main River, a celebrated opera house and more than fifty museums. Mountains, the famous Rheingau wine region and old casino towns like Wiesbaden are all within 50km of the city.
Moreover, Frankfurt offers producers excellent locations, creative artists, great production facilities and a world class infrastructure - the Frankfurt Location office is only 10 minutes away from the international airport.
Watch the 'Frankfurt Location Making Of' video on the website and get to know the team and the production opportunities available.
Contra Service Asia has specialised knowledge and a diverse range of expertise in all kinds of stills photography and commercial shooting across the region. Providing access to an up-to-date and continuously expanding location database, the company can also organise location scouting to satisfy specific client requirements.
Contra Service Asia offers to manage all financial matters throughout the shooting process, providing an estimate tailored to client budgets. The company co-ordinates travel arrangements, negotiates hotel and car rental fees, organises castings, books necessary crew, and researches details such as the customs and climate of a chosen destination to ensure the smooth operation of every production.
Contra Service Asia also has cooperation agreements with the leading Asian production houses and are therefore able to handle any size and type of project.
With two offices in strategic places in South America (Peru and Argentina), Fat Free Films know who to find, where to go and how to solve any problem for any shoot produced in South America.
Under the supervision of Julieta Kropivka, Fat Free Films' services are designed to give clients a "best friend on the ground" throughout the region.
The company works in the international market and meets international standards for quality of service. It has an award winning technical team that make it one of the most reliable production companies in South America.
White beaches, shining silver sugar cane fields, wildly romantic landscapes, mountains, jungles, picturesque architecture, luxurious resorts - all bathed in a fabulous light 300 days a year.
Mazik Morisien - the name is Creole and means "the magic of Mauritius". Indeed, the truly unbelievable magic of this island in the Indian Ocean has kept Bettina Kraemer spellbound for five years. She has 10 years of experience in art buying and project management for international productions, as well as an extensive knowledge of how to tailor services to clients' needs and budgets.
She has created the necessary requirements for photo shooting services in Mauritius with the same degree of professionalism that marks the many years of quality service supplied by The Mission Group, Germany.
The versatility of Mauritius is inspiring - an Indian/Creole/European mix that even cast a spell on Mark Twain: "You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and that heaven was copied after Mauritius."
The company specialises in territory around Naples and it's bay area, the Amalfi Coast and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. Located halfway between Mount Vesuvius and the Campi Flegrei volcanic area, the historic centre of Naples is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The Amalfi coast is a place of steep rocky cliffs, breathtaking views, high-fashion shopping and unforgettable Italian cuisine, with the charming harbour villages of Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Atrani and the storied islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida providing the perfect places to create, live and shoot 'la bella vita'.
Complete with it's own equipment rental section, InFact has extensive experience in scouting locations and producing shoots for the Italian market.
With a clear choice of locations, favourable budget options and high levels of service quality, the company complements the natural advantages brought by the sunny Italian climate to satisfy a wide variety of production needs.
Often thought of as the world in one country, New Zealand is undoubtedly home to a wealth of dynamic and diverse locations all in close proximity.
AJ FILMS specialises in advertising productions, providing international clients comprehensive film and photo production services throughout New Zealand. The company's experienced team is focused on delivering the best personalised results for client projects.
Providing skilled producers, full crews, art department, casting, support vehicles, car transport, access to the latest equipment and post production houses, the company can facilitate everything to achieve a successful production.
Television commercials and photo production clients include: Amex, Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes, Nissan X-Trail, Porsche, REI, Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen.
Contact Amanda Jenkins on +64 21 2201022 or visit the website for a comprehensive digital library of locations.
Operating in Greece and Cyprus, yet producing a lot in Santorini, Queen of Spade Production Services covers the south east European region and offers a great pool of locations with a diverse variety of landscapes.
With an average of 300 days of sunshine and locations that range from summer islands to urban scenes and mountain ranges, Greece is the new destination for shoots.
Focusing mainly on servicing international productions, Queen of Spade offers services such as complete budgeting, production coordination, location management and casting, as well as bookings for all necessary crew and equipment for clients within the advertising and fashion industries worldwide.
Look out for the new fashion and advertising campaigns shot in Santorini, that will be released in 2008!
SCL welcomes clients to the beautiful island of Sardinia, a place where landscapes from across the world combine in a wonderfully central Mediterranean location.
The island is a perfect place for photo or commercial shooting due to the wide variety of available environments, including spectacular beaches, desert sand dunes, luxurious villas, blue lagoons, traditional villages and much more.
Only a 1 hour flight from Milan and Rome, Sardinia is also linked to the major European airports with direct flights from England, Spain, France, and Germany. Sardinia provides hundreds of locations, and SCL can supply the necessary expertise and skilled services to organise any creative project - regardless of the scale or budget requirements.