The Pearl of the Atlantic

Due west of Casablanca there lies an archipelago in Portugal of volcanic origin like the neighboring Canary Islands of Spain, but greener. Vineyards flourish on its hilly terraces and centenary forests blanket mountains as lush as Hawaii that pour onto inviting seascapes.

To discover its charms, esteemed members of the Producers Guild of America (PGA), Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB), and Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) converged on the Madeira archipelago for a FAM trip in late November 2022 coordinated by PSN with support from Madeira Tourism.

Watch this film for behind-the-scenes impressions of these producers and location managers. Also check out the PGGB and LMGI feature articles about the FAM trip plus an LMGI photo gallery of unseen Madeira. There’s also industry media coverage published by KFTV and The Location Guide about the filmmakers’ visit to this unique corner of Portugal.

During 3 packed days we traversed the main island of Madeira to explore diverse filming locations never more than an hour’s drive from the administrative capital of Funchal. Locations included Cais do Carvão, Doca do Cavacas, Praia Formosa, Câmara de Lobos, Forte São Tiago, Quinta das Vinhas, Jardim do Mar, Paúl do Mar, Anjos Waterfall, Ponta do Sol, Seixal, Chão da Ribeira, Levada dos Cedros, Fanal, Fajã dos Padres, Ponta de São Lourenço, Quinta do Lorde, Miradouro do Guindaste, Quinta do Furão, São Jorge, Pico do Arieiro, Porto da Cruz, Ponta do Rosto, and Água de Pena.

Watch a commercial film made on the main island of Madeira for Canon.

Let's shoot Madeira together!

Vita Lains

Producer

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Years of industry experience on the set of national and international feature films, series, commercials, and TV shows across all departments prepared Vita …

[cont.] to establish her own production service company in Lisbon during 2006.

She’s proud to have learned the nuances – from the many film departments to the cultures of the filmmakers from around the world she’s welcomed to Portugal.

The know-how she’s accrued on such a broad range of projects equips her to meet the challenges presented by locations, crew, equipment and all else with an enviable skillset that international clients trust as much on set as out on the town where Vita recommends the best places for them to unwind and enjoy her homeland.

Vita’s cooperation with the PSN Spain Partner positions the two to provide unparalleled production service across the Portuguese and Spanish territory that is the Iberian peninsula and its islands. Their comprehensive capacity in Europe’s production hot spot is a sure bet for satisfaction and smiles all around.

Av. Engº Arantes e Oliveira, nº 2, 5º G
1900-222 Lisbon, Portugal
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