SE Asia is a unique region, in that it can offer both highly developed and more ‘off the beaten path’ production locations. Myanmar would definitely fall into the latter category, with many distinct qualities in the realm of film production company services. We at Mbrella Films can help you get the most out of this splendid country, so reach out to us at any time with any of your Myanmar questions. You can call, email, or fill out the form below with your inquiry.
Despite its rustic, ramshackle infrastructure and secluded corner on the map, Myanmar retains a wealth of untapped potential for directors, videographers and producers. The country is blessed with some of the world’s most well preserved ancient Buddhist sites and island archipelagos. From permitting to having proper licenses and paperwork in order – a film production company in Myanmar can do it all.
Keep reading to find out why Mbrella films can help you get the most out of stunning Myanmar. In this article, we detail Myanmar’s key filming locations and crew and equipment options. Any film production company can surely elevate the craft in the country of Myanmar.
Production Company Crew Myanmar
While crew availability in Myanmar won’t be as abundant as in neighboring Thailand, there are still plenty of options for any production in the market for local hires. Most on the ground hiring can be accomplished by an experienced fixer such as those on staff with Mbrella Films. Key local positions such as directors, ADs, and line producers have exceptional English language abilities. Additionally, many crew members were trained on the western system so they operate exceptionally well with foreign teams.
Most hiring in Myanmar will need to be done in Yangon, the country’s largest city and international travel hub. There you can find grip and lighting leads and DP’s to suit your project’s unique demands. Myanmar is up and coming as an international film making location. This makes it an exemplary destination to bring originality and distinct characteristics to your content.
Filming Locations in Myanmar
Myanmar reveals itself as a magnificent setting for any film, TVC, documentary or music video production. With layers of depth and nuanced potential for originality, any project will find a plethora of locations in Myanmar. With mountain jungles, arid valleys, and an archipelago of over 800 islands, the eye-popping scenery bristles with visual wealth.
Let’s start in Bagan, Myanmar’s ancient seat of the vast territorial Burmese empire. This historic city is situated on a valley floor with distant mountain vistas. The region is more arid and less humid than many SE Asian locales, which gives it an undoubtedly distinct atmosphere. This site is never camera shy. Its generous offerings include nearly 4,500 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries preserved with UNESCO world heritage status. A common recreational activity around the area is hot air balloon rides, which can help you capture the perfect aerial shot.
Further to the south is the Mergui island archipelago, which some might argue is SE Asia’s most intact biologically preserved site for diving and wildlife. This chain dots the eastern Andaman sea, and the sunsets can seem to last for hours. Whether you need some shots of thriving, colorful sea life or pristine beachfront angles, you can find it here.
Mbrella Films remains on call to help you get the most out of Myanmar and any other Asian location. With our headquarters in the region and a full menu of film production support services, you can call on us any time with questions and inquiries. Please let us know how we can help.