Film, TV, videogames, and commercials working through us can qualify for a reimbursement of up to 17.5% of their total spend in Mexico.
10% of that figure is derived from the 0% VAT applied to international projects due to the 'export product' status. The remainder is a cash rebate known as ProAV, which is available for projects with a minimum spend in Mexico of 40 million pesos in prep & production (approximately USD 3.5 million) or 10 million pesos in post (about USD 770,000). When combined, the minimum spend is 40 million pesos.
Contact us about your project, and we'll happily answer any questions to help bring your shoot to Mexico.
Mexico is a land built on storytelling. It is a stage as full of color and flavor, as our people and food. From ancient times to modern day, everything about this country has something to say. Every landscape is a backdrop, and every street is a stage. From the invention of cameras to today, artists and media professionals have come to this Latin American country to enhance their projects. Here’s why you should too.
Almost every ecosystem you might seek is here, in Mexico. From sunny beaches to snowy mountaintops, from tropical rainforests to bone-dry deserts, nature is on your side. We have vast coastlines on both east and west, which offer the kind of sunlight and colors you seek. You’ve sailed on the waters of Baja in epic adventures at high seas. You’ve run through the thick jungles of Veracruz in exotic action films. You’ve barely escaped from the Sonora deserts in countless westerns.
Exploring our cities is like traveling through time and space. You may find yourself in 16th-Century Spain; or futuristic Berlin. Our architecture can add color; or romance.
Romeo+Juliet and Agent 007 have cruised through Mexico City, and Netflix recently shot part of its hit series Sense8 here. The Netflix Original, House of Flowers, launched into production soon after for the streaming giant. Netflix Global Marketing produced motion and stills for the series with our local shoot support.
We’ve enjoyed successive shoots with the likes of Caviar Content and directors such as Fleur & Manu, Bram Coppens, and Bram Van Riett. Partizan UK tapped us for a weeklong shoot with director Eric Lynne that would put 22 spots in the can for 15 countries! And we took to the road with Top Gear director Kit Lynch Robinson and Sweatpants Media to service a Toyota campaign with a high dose of caffeine.
Whether you are looking to capture pre-Columbian grandeur, colonial charm, industrial grit, or contemporary glam, you’ll find it all here with us in Mexico. The stage is set to tell your story. And behind the curtain, we have well-oiled machinery to build it. We’ve got all the people and all the up-to-date equipment you’ll need. Our film, television, and publicity industry is vibrant and fully equipped to handle any challenge at hand. We work with award-winning professionals, from writers to post-producers. Whether cast or crew, non-union English-speaking professionals are easy to find. 12-hour shifts are standard.
Considering the favorable position of the US Dollar, Euro, or Yen against the Mexican peso, producing in Mexico can prove friendly to your budget. Also, a number of government incentives are in place to support audiovisual productions. Because of its location, Mexico is the gateway from the US to Central and South America.
And did we mention the food? One of the greatest delights of working in Mexico is the amazing food you can enjoy. Feast your eyes on our tabletop reel. And rest assured, all your other needs will be taken care of in the way you are accustomed to.
Ari has packed a lot into 25 years of experience in advertising. Hundreds of productions have seen him evolve from an Assistant Director to Agency Producer to Radio Host to Production Manager to Executive Producer and now Partner at his own production house in Mexico. Read more...