The Austrian Alps are a singularly enormous mountain range with towering peaks thousands of meters high offering breathtaking panoramic views. The exceptional locations here have inspired many filmmakers to capture the luxury, sport, adventure and intrigue.
The Alps have always drawn spy stories. The Living Daylights, featuring Timothy Dalton as Bond, was shot in Begrenzt in the Alps in 1987. Quantum of Solace was filmed in Feldkirch in 2008, starring Daniel Craig. Maybe this has something to do with the quirky fact that Ian Fleming actually learned to ski in Tyrol while he was studying in a school run by a former British spy.Continue reading
How do you shoot a fairytale? PSN Austria Partner Iván and his team have the answer in a country where outstanding infrastructure joins the stunning peaks to valleys dotted with settings that ooze Old World charm.
Q: Can you tell us a few top reasons projects shoot in Austria?
A: Austria can offer extraordinary natural locations. The Alps feature vast mountainous territories with many pristine lakes, as well as characteristic winding roads. Many of these peaks and their ski resorts stay snowy all year round. The country’s flawless infrastructure is exceptional; 100% of its roads are paved, which means that even the most extreme locations are easily accessible. Also there are all sorts of special vehicles and ski lifts for transport cross-country between the cliffs. On the other hand, Austria is home to legendary urban scenery; for example, in Vienna or Salzburg. These cities are famous for their atmosphere, palaces, café houses, as well as historic places like Mozart’s birthplace.
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We have a European solution to the challenge of producing cost-effective shoots in some of the most expensive countries on the Old Continent. Our Production Service Network (PSN) has successfully serviced shoots in Austria with crew and equipment from neighboring countries.
Shooting a series of promos for cinematic release during the production of medieval reality adventure The Quest prompted Disney-owned ABC Television to find local production services that could meet its ambitious brief to shoot on Arri Alexa with a TV budget.Continue reading
Zoom out. That’s what we’ve set out to do with Production Service Network.
During more than a decade at the helm of a one-stop shop for film, photo, and video services in Spain & Portugal, we’ve kept our framing pretty tightly fixed and focused on local production service. We’ve been privileged to work with leading production houses, agencies, studios and creatives from around the world to provide local vision to their global storytelling.