Surprisingly diverse locations and casting in the least costly Euro-zone country make Greece a practical choice for many film and photo shoots. PSN Greece Partner Andreas outlines the FAQs producers will want to know in this latest Q&A.
Q: What sort of ethnic diversity can be cast in Greece?
A: Despite movie stereotypes, contemporary Greek faces cannot be distinguished from Mid or even North European ones. They are tall, light-coloured skin with brown or even blond hair. All Greek actors speak good to excellent English, with an accent most of the time.
Greece today is really a multi-ethnic country. Asians, blacks, Arabs, Hindis, and blondes are easy to find.... Continue reading
Repeat business earned from a successful 16-year run servicing shoots across South Africa and further afield in the continent is something our PSN South Africa Partners have achieved with a personal touch. Jon Day and Vivian Esterhuyse head up the team from their Cape Town office. Here they offer insights on shooting in South Africa.
Q: Why do your clients keep coming back to South Africa?Continue reading
At the helm of PSN Italy is Luca de Angelis, a veteran producer trusted by clients at home and abroad heading up a shop that delivers cost-effective shoot support and management.
Q: List a few of the reasons projects are shot in Italy.Continue reading
The luscious landscapes and charming folks of Ireland are known to spellbind visitors. PSN Ireland Partner, Dara McClatchie, has been making sure of that during more than two decades of work on global commercial, stills, and promo campaigns.
Q: What draws projects to shoot in Ireland?
PSN Canada is a relatively new production house formed by the joining of producers that spent the past 15 years delivering high-end Canadian commercial productions for internationally reputed companies. Mathieu, Joelle, Tom, and Sebastien put their best local expertise at your service.
Q: What reasons top the list of why producers shoot projects in Canada?
Where is the best place to shoot your next project? This first in a series of interviews featuring select PSN Partners covers some of the determining factors that producers consider; some of the most frequently asked questions.
PSN-Production Service Network founder Michael Moffett is also EP at PSN Spain. His insights can help producers decide why or why not to shoot in Spain.
Q: Can you tell us a few top reasons projects shoot in Spain?Continue reading
Shift Focus To Quality And Cost Control Alternative
Global content producers know that there is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ for local production support. This is demonstrated time and again by the many requests producers give us as their local production partners.
PSN is a one-stop, global shop for cost-effective media production. In a digital landscape where online storytelling is earning an ever-increasing share of advertising budgets, we've proven our capacity to work outside the once dominant TVC model to meet the demands of live action shooting of brand content for the likes of Sony Japan, MRF India, and Nike US.
“A huge thank you," wrote Daniel Jones, AKQA Account Director for Nike, in the Snapchat campaign with football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid. “It was one of the most enjoyable shoots I’ve experienced, and it was a pleasure watching you all work. I really felt privileged for us to be part of your team over those three days. We learned a lot from you all.”
Thanks to work with clients like L’Oreal and Nivea, we’ve been fortunate to develop a niche for beauty product production in Greece. Our producer Paulina Kaskanioti recently reflected on the local beauty industry, and how development in new markets hinges on the correct combination of quality and cost.
FC Barcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar Jr. recently drew Toyota and Dentsu Thailand back to Spain for a TVC shoot with Production Service Network (PSN) to launch the new Vigo Champ pickup truck.
Following on our successful shoots for the brand in Spain and Portugal with Cristiano Ronaldo, this campaign presented a new challenge from the start. As if the brief to shoot a 30-second spot with 9 shots featuring Neymar in 30 minutes weren’t enough, we soon learned that player availability and the campaign deadline would require us to shoot the TVC without Director Vanich Sooksiri or our producer friends from Thailand’s Nice Club House on location.
Summer 2014 was another gloriously sunny one in Ireland (not always known for its good weather!), and we were delighted to welcome our friends from Tohokushinsya Film Corporation (TFC) Japan back to Ireland. We first worked with TFC about 4 years ago when we spent an equally glorious month in the south west of Ireland working on a short film with them.
This time they returned to shoot a commercial for Toyota Japan directed by Kosai and shot by Ekkehart Pollack.Continue reading