Malaysia is a diverse country with an active film community and professional fixers for visiting productions. As with any foreign locale, it always helps to have a local fixer on standby. These fixers are true multi-tasking experts who leverage connections and contacts to the benefit of clients. Fixers also assist with permitting, location scouting, and logistics. A good fixer will rarely say the words ‘I can’t’. They have ‘can-do’ attitudes and always back up all their promises by delivering results above expectations.
Each country has its own customs, corporate culture, and administrative idiosyncracies. Mbrella Film’s fixers possess ample experience helping Malaysia film shoots with complete production support. We have provided consistent results for news channels and documentaries needing to access hard to reach locations and tracking down elusive interview subjects. Our dedicated team of fixers gets in and gets out with speed and efficiency. Reach out to us anytime by phone, email or by filling out the form below. Keep reading for further details on how to find the right Malaysia film fixer!
Fixing and Production Support
Logistics and production support always play a major role in the success of any film shoot. A good local film fixer in Malaysia can help ensure production is connected to suitable transportation and lodging. This also applies to permit and location services. Connecting with the right on-site contacts streamlines production efficiency. Film fixers designate each task to the right people with the right experience before principal photography begins.
Film fixers are useful throughout the production process, though the best policy is to enlist their assistance from the onset of pre-production. A film fixer is of great utility, most particularly in a foreign country. Fixers have acute local knowledge of regional specifics pertaining to the film industry. A film fixer in Malaysia ensures that producers can fully tap the potential of any given location to the highest degree possible.
Permits Fixing Services
Acquiring the right permits and licenses in Malaysia is unlike most countries in the western world. Calling upon local networks is a resource film fixers have in their arsenal when setting the stage for a visiting foreign production. Paying careful attention to such administrative factors will prevent any production obstacles that might arise with local authorities. Because film authorities are accustomed to dealing with fixers, there is already an established rapport that will facilitate production success.
Mbrella Films has our own in-house fixers who know Malaysia well and have operated in the country for decades. We understand that once the proper permits are in place, producers can rest assured that there will be no interruptions to the production process.
Location Scouting and Management Fixer Services
Malaysia is a film and television shooting location paradise. It has abundant sites for both rural and urban settings and offers modern and traditional architecture as well. Some of these sites are inevitably more difficult to obtain permits for than others. Often the most sought after locations for film production are also the most demanding when adhering to permit requirements. This is where a good film fixer will help producers and directors access splendid locations such as pristine wilderness and architectural sites preserved with world heritage status.
Any live-action project is only as good as its locations. Location choice is inevitably one of the most important aspects of filmmaking. Having the right location adds scope and atmosphere to any storyline, opening up creative possibilities for both artists and audiences alike. Location scouting can depend greatly on on-site accessibility, ease of permitting and budgetary considerations. This is why good management fixer services will communicate clearly and directly with clients, at every step of the way.
Equipment and Crew Services
With production support budgeted, permits obtained, and locations designated, principal photography can not proceed until equipment and crew are in place. Most modern productions will want to implement the best camera and sound gear along with crew that is well-versed in equipment operation. Mbrella Films offers complete Malaysia film fixer services that also attend to this important aspect of the pre-production stage.
Quality, up to date equipment brings out the best in any location, and quality crew brings out the best in quality equipment. This applies to Red and Sony cameras as well as more specialized equipment such as rigs, drones, jibs, and cranes. Mbrella’s Malaysia fixers have a roster of staff options with many operators on call who are trained according to western standards.
If you have any further questions or wish to make an inquiry, we remain available at all times and strive to provide prompt responses. As always, Mbrella is here to be your key filmmaking ally in Malaysia as well as the entire Asia Pacific region.