Ranked among the world’s top ten international tourist destinations, Thailand is not only recommended for your getaway, but being so rich in natural and cultural resources, it is one of the best places to shoot a film

Friendly and fun-loving, exotic and tropical, cultured and historic, Thailand radiates a golden hue. The attractions of Thailand are numerous – ruined cities, ancient monasteries, Buddhist monks, colourful hill tribes, floating markets, rave parties, dense rainforests, exotic wildlife, tropical islands, 7-star resorts, and pristine coral reefs. Then there’s Bangkok, the most exuberant capital city in Southeast Asia, which would justify a trip to Thailand all by itself.

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Just ask some of the commercial directors and DoPs we’ve worked with.

Thailand, which literally means Land of the Free, is commonly referred to as the Land of Smiles. The country, which is in the very heart of South East Asia, is seen as the gateway to Indochina, Myanmar, and Southern China. It’s also a leading partner in the region’s trade and politics, often providing a vital link between neighboring South-East Asian nations.

From skyscrapers to slums, ritzy malls to sprawling markets, ancient river boats to modern sky trains, and sparkling temples to winding river canals, Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, has so many different looks. Like in a Gibson novel, it is a futuristic urban sprawl. As far as filming goes, it’s an incredible city full of contrasts–modern and traditional, opulent and poor, Asian and western.

To the West of Bangkok is Kanchanaburi, a great province for nature, year-round jungle, waterfalls, and rivers. Many of the famous Hollywood Vietnam films were shot here.

Moving up, while there are no peaks tall enough to find snow, the mountainous northern region has many varying locations including airy jungle, waterfalls, caves, and misty morning valleys. The drive from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son on the Burmese border has over 3000 switch backs as it winds up and down the slopes; home to hundreds of colourful hill tribe villages.


Down to the south of Thailand lie the golden beaches and tropical forest. The Andaman Ocean on the western side of the isthmus boasts the most spectacular landscapes with limestone cliffs rising out of the ocean. We have shot countless times in Krabi, Phang-Nga, and Phuket, and there is a huge variety of different tropical locations, including in-land caves (and lakes in caves), jungle so dense you cannot imagine penetrating it, flowers that grow way up above the jungle, and tiny island outcroppings to sea gypsy villages. On the other hand, the Gulf of Thailand on the eastern side of the isthmus is home to Koh Samui, with its plush resorts and beaches.

A selection of the commercial films we’ve serviced speaks for itself. No wonder we’re fortunate to include amongst our clients a privileged list of production companies.

Because there are so many different types of amazing locations throughout Thailand, it takes time and experience to be able to quickly recommend the appropriate places to scout for any given production. It’s also vital not to show clients locations that aren’t feasible, accessible, or where permissions are next to impossible. That simply wastes time, and, in most cases, there is an incredible alternative available.

We have a database of over 200,000 key-worded location photos, and we add more after every project. Our location department has a good relationship with the authorities in all provinces around the country – most importantly in Bangkok; and, when possible, we believe in working low-profile to keep costs down.

Send us an email, and let’s chat soon about your next shoot!

PSN Thailand delivers experience working with

  • Production houses like Academy Films, Biscuit Filmworks, Caviar, EXIT Films, Gwantsi, Iconoclast, Independent Films, Outsider, Partizan, MJZ, Radical Media, RESET, Somesuch, Stink, Staud Studios, TP Films, Velvet Mediendesign, The Family, m.Production, Picture Farm, Furlined, Filmmaster, Scoundrel, Object & Animal, Knucklehead...
  • Studios/Streamers like Warner Bros., NBCUniversal, Netflix, HBO, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, BBC, 20th Century Fox, Bold Films, Hallmark, CBS...
  • Directors like Adil El Arbi E & Bilall Fallah, Ago Panini, Andre Stringer, Cecilia Verheyden, Daniel Wolfe, Frederic Planchon, James Rouse, Jovan Todorovic, Markus Walter, Martin Krejci, Matthijs van Heijningen, Michael Bernard, Michael Gracey, Nima Nourizadeh, Norman Bates, Oxide & Danny Pang, Rupert Sanders, Sasha Rainbow, Stephen Gaghan, Steve Ayson, Todd Phillips, Vesa Manninen, Wally Pfister, Derin Seale, Garth Davis...
  • DOPs like Antonio Paladino, Ari Wegner, Barry Ackroyd, Benoit Delhomme, Bjorn Charpentier, Greig Fraser, Janusz Kaminski, John Lynch, Justin Brown, Óttar Guðnason, Nicolas Karakatsanis, Robbie Ryan, Robert Elswit, Lawrence Sher, Tom Townend...

Thailand is also home to

  • DOPs like Mate Toth Widamon, Sayombhu Mukdeeprom...

Fred Turchetti

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Fred was an early architect in making Thailand the undisputed destination for the world’s A-List production companies. Since 1986 he has stayed the course to ensure that each and every production is …

[cont.] the best experience for foreign directors, DoPs, producers and all who accompany them on set.

As head of commercial film production and a partner in Thailand’s leading service company, Fred wields incomparable local knowledge at producing shoots across all genres.

Born to Italians in South Africa and educated in England, Fred is equally adept at working with industry colleagues from all backgrounds to achieve results beyond expectations.

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