Portugal offers a cash-rebate system which is one of the most attractive incentives in Europe. Our team has experience tapping into the funds for producers of international projects.
With a minimum expenditure in Portugal of 500.000 EUR (fiction and animation) and 250.000 EUR for documentaries or post-production, international projects may be eligible for a cash rebate of 25% to 30%, depending on a cultural test and the characteristics of the project.
The main determining factors are: high economic impact in Portugal, expenses made in low density areas, hiring local actors, technicians, services, and suppliers.
Budget for grants in 2019 was at a record high of 20,6 million Euros. Call on us for more details on how we can help your project secure this funding.
Nestled in the sunny southwest of Europe, Portugal first embraced the world during the Age of Exploration. More than five centuries later, our multilingual team works with producers in English, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian to make them feel at home. We offer a full range of film, TV, and photo production services and support for international projects shooting locales across Portugal.
We have earned a place among the top film service companies in Portugal over the past two decades. We pride ourselves on helping our clients make world-class commercial projects. Our friendly and professional producers, technicians, and crew deliver a production experience that keeps our clients coming back.
Portugal's diversity offers a broad range of shooting locations for any project requirement. With architecture ranging from ancient to modern, Portugal is a great stand-in for just about any country. You can also find lush green forests, rocky coastlines, mountains, and sandy beaches just a short drive from the capital city of Lisbon. Portugal really has it all. We even offer full ''Snow FX'' services so that we can create "all season" shoots to meet your production needs.
Portugal has become a popular shooting destination for international car shoots. The great variety of landscapes and architectural highlights lining the roadways are is seductive. Practically speaking, Lisbon is very central, easy for shipping cars into and getting customs clearance.
To the south in the Alentejo and Algarve there are deserted, picturesque landscapes and remote villages with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year.
To the north of Portugal hillside vineyards line stunning river valleys and nature reserves. Castles and medieval villages recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites dot the verdant countryside.
Over the years we have worked with commercial production houses such as Academy Films, Agile Films, Arts & Sciences, Skin and Bones, Holiday Films, Partner Films, Hamlet, Caviar, Peoplegrapher, Soup Films, Markenfilm, Embassy of Dreams, Tony Peterson Film, Park Productions, Bazelevs, Halal, Radical Media, Stink Films, Animals and many more. We have also facilitated still photo campaigns for fashion, sports cars, family vehicles, and trucks.
Our work in long format covers a broad range that includes European shorts, TV series, Korean soap operas, and US reality programs.
Canadian born and raised, James came to Portugal over 25 years ago and fell in love with the country and the people. He first set up shop representing international photographers, make-up artists and stylists. Client demand soon compelled him to start a kids agency, a real people agency, and provide full production services.
Inspired by what Portugal has to offer, James has a contagious passion for his work with international clients that brings them back time and again.
Jack Gregory Donald, Managing Partner and Executive Producer, Peoplegrapher.