Life is fun in the Philippines, and this is also the case when shooting your production there! Between metro Manila, Cebu, Davao and a surplus of over 7,000 islands, you will find many location options in this sprawling oceanic country. Mbrella films is happy to share our years of film production services experience working in the Philippines, so feel free to contact us at any time with questions. With abundant and enthusiastic English speaking crew and top of the line production services and equipment rentals, the Philippines has it all. Mbrella Films is ready to offer complete in-country support in the Philippines and beyond. Keep reading to find out more about bringing your next production to this in-demand tropical locale.
The Philippines is home to some of the best production companies in the industry. Many have experience with major feature films such as Godzilla, XXX, Apocalypse, Pacific Rim, and countless other titles. Hollywood continues to set up shop in the Philippines for a reason. The country can offer some of the best logistical support for projects of any size and scope.
With that in mind, smaller productions are always just as welcome as major studio tentpoles. It is very common for TVC’s, indie movies, music videos, and documentaries to choose the Philippines due to the cost savings and locally available resources. With all content production services readily on call, this country can fulfill every film making need.
Filming Locations in The Philippines
Metropolitan Manila is a powerhouse of a city. This hub is bustling with its infamous traffic and a unique Asian landscape set against the glittering South China Sea. All of the major production companies and equipment rental warehouses are located here. A handful of sound stages are also on hand here, as well as some of Asia’s top post-production suites.
Cebu is a tropical paradise and is situated central to the Philippine island cluster. Home to one of Asia’s largest film studios, Big Foot Studios, it is a great option for on-location setups or access to state of the art sound stages.
Beyond Manila and Cebu, the Philippines offer some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches, dive sites, mountains, and valleys. These locations include beaches that regularly top lists of the world’s most beautiful, among them White Beach on Borocay Island and Long Beach on lovely Palawan.
For a cooler climate with expansive mountain views, there are the historic colonial ‘hill stations’ of Baguio and the pinnacle ridges of Mount Batulao. These high elevation destinations are all within convenient reach of Manila, too, which can boost production efficiency and help your project adhere to budget.
Film Equipment and Production Crews in the Philippines
Film crews there are some of the best you will find in Asia, completely fluent in English and possessing skills taught by international specialists. You will find also a number of foreign crew members living in the country, all well versed in multiple phases of production. These professionals are adept at producing commercials, features, and documentaries.
Furthermore, available equipment rental houses are stocked with the latest gear including Arri, Red, Sony and more. With such a complete list of benefits and production services, projects from all over the world continually choose to convene in the Philippines.
If you are considering the Philippines for your specific production needs, please reach out to our Mbrella team at any time. We would be happy to talk more about your project.