The capital city of Abu Dhabi provides a cash rebate of up to 30% on qualified spend.
The incentive can be applied to production costs for commercials, feature films, television dramas, telemovies, and documentaries.
To qualify, a minimum one-day shoot in Abu Dhabi with expenditure of USD 25,000 is required for commercials, USD 200,000 for features, and USD 50,000 for TV programs. The maximum rebate paid to commercials is USD 500,000, feature films USD 5 million, and TV shows/series USD 1 million.
The rebate is further offered for post-production on projects shot inside or outside the city. The minimum spend on post-production is USD 70,000 for features and USD 15,000 for TV projects. The maximum rebate is USD 250,000 for feature films and USD 150,000 for TV programs and series.
Contact us to discuss the details of your project, and how we can help you get the most out this incentive.
We were contacted by Atelier Markgraph Frankfurt to service a shoot for the launch of the Maybach 57S at the Shanghai Motor show. The car was top secret and had to be kept under cover at all times. The shoot was at the amazing Liwa desert in Abu Dhabi (the location for the recently shot and soon to be released Star Wars 7!) Notable features were that the film was all shot on 5D, even using it on a flight head and shot maker vehicle and in a helicopter. The film also features motion control time-lapse to dramatise the stunning desert night sky.
'Found us exceptional desert locations for our car shoot and ran a seamless shoot in what could have been a challenging environment! Very professional - we would be happy to work with them again.' Film producer Peter Eberhard, Atelier Markgraph with Raid Films, Frankfurt, Germany.
Client: Maybach - Title: 57S - Director: Ben Gabel - DoP: Ben Gabel - Agency: Atelier Markgraph GmbH - Production Company: Raid Films - Producer: Kim Krier - Production Service: Boomtown Productions - Location: Liwa desert, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Film Producer, Atelier Markgraph with Raid Films, Frankfurt Germany.