FILM PRODUCTION IN MALAYSIA
A very large portion of SE Asia’s film industry is located in Malaysia. It is a great option for international crews to shoot due to English and Mandarin both being widely spoken. The country also hosts a wide variety of location options, such as islands, mountains, deserts and urban areas. If you would like more information and to see some of the advantages, please get in touch with us!
PRODUCTION HOUSES IN MALAYSIA
Production houses in Malaysia come in many different flavors. Jakarta has major size houses that will help you navigate all of the proper film permits to shoot a feature film and recover tax credits, others that only produce TVCs, and more run and gun operations that are mostly experienced in reality and lifestyle documentary and tv. Whatever your need, Malaysia is well prepped and one of the leading countries in terms of production revenue. An average time for film permits is anywhere from 2 weeks to 1 month.
MALAYSIA FILMING LOCATIONS
The filming locations options in Malaysia are vast. The urban area and outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Penang Island, and the further off mainland locations of Sarawak and Sabah are just a few of the many stunning areas available.
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city and the production hub. It provides an endless amount of urban landscapes and asia and western feeling city locations, rooftops, buildings, roads and streets. Just outside of the city you will quickly run into places, like breathtaking Broga Hill, that seems to have never been affected by any type of modern development.
Penang Island is one of a kind location compared to the rest of Malaysia. It is bordered by tropical regions to the north and the Malacca strait to the south. Previously Penang was shaped by British colonialism, you can witness that until this day in their very unique architecture. In George Town, Penang their are also a number of different city sections relating to the distinct Malaysia cultures, China Town, Little India and so on.
FILM EQUIPMENT AND FILM CREW IN MALAYSIA
The majority of production crew and equipment is available in Kuala Lumpur. All major brands and types of equipment are available here, Arri, Red, GF&E alongside some of the best crews in Asia. Malaysian crews are known for their speed and efficiency, alongside major production experience. This also a reason why Netflix and many other studios have chosen Malaysia as a base in South East Asia for original content creation.
We would like to be a part of your production and would love the opportunity to talk more about it. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.