From pristine deserts to unspoiled beaches, ancient souks to some of the most pioneering and graphic modern architecture in the world, beautifully tended parks to dazzling palaces; whatever location you need you'll find it in the UAE. Or rather we will. Our region offers your production a vast variety of locations in some of the most dependable weather in the world.
The development of a vibrant production industry has been proactively nurtured here over the last couple of decades. The launch of Media Free Zones in Dubai (2001) and Abu Dhabi (2008) have ensured that both multinationals and local start ups have thrived here – attracting international talent in all media and production professions. Film commissions were set up shortly after, taking the hassle out of permits and permissions, and right now, Abu Dhabi Film Commission is offering 30% cash rebate on all production spend (including TVCs). All this means that the production industry is established enough to make shooting easy, but new enough to offer value for money.
Crew in the UAE is mostly comprised of expats from global production hubs such as South Africa, Europe, and India. You have a high standard of international experience and professionalism at your disposal here. Equipment for all production needs can be sourced locally - drones, phantoms, Russian Arm, etc.
With people from all over the world now living in the UAE, cast here are diverse and multicultural. The UAE and Dubai could not be more connected with three international airports serviced by all major airlines, and the time difference is just 2-3 hours ahead of Europe.
Reasons to shoot with us? Founded in Dubai in 1999, we’re one of the longest established production companies in Dubai and have been instrumental in the growth of the production industry in the region. We shoot on a regular basis in Qatar, Lebanon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and we are proud to be one of the few production houses here who differentiate ourselves on the basis of our directorial talent.
Film Producer, Atelier Markgraph with Raid Films, Frankfurt Germany.