Located in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is a unique destination for film production looking for a breathtaking natural backdrop. This small country, known for its emphasis on Gross National Happiness, has a rich culture and stunning landscapes that offer a range of filming possibilities. Even blockbuster film production from the Wizarding World, like “Fantastic Beasts: The Secret of Dumbledore” chose Bhutan as their filming location with the climax scene shot in the country. Film permits must be obtained from Bhutan’s government to film in the country. However, the process is quite straightforward, our team can get that done for your production in no time. With its unique and stunning scenery, Bhutan is worth the effort to capture in any type of film.
If you’re looking for production houses in Bhutan, there are numerous production houses for you to choose from based on the sizes of your film production needs. Mbrella Films is one of the best among them all, offering producers with over 10 years of experience in film production. They can efficiently complete your job in any circumstance. Keep reading to learn more about the best locations for your film production in Bhutan.
Filming Locations in Bhutan
Bhutan offers a range of diverse landscapes that are perfect for filming. From snow-capped mountains to lush green valleys, the natural beauty of this country can provide you with a stunning backdrop for any type of film. Additionally, the small size of the country allows you easy and quick access to multiple locations with less amount of budget than bigger countries.
Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan with a unique blend of traditional and modern architecture, making it an excellent location for filming. The city’s picturesque streets and colorful markets provide a vibrant and lively backdrop for any type of film. With many aspects of this city worth capturing on screen, it is an ideal location for any film production.
Tiger’s Nest, Paro
Tiger’s Nest also known as Paro Taktsang is a famous and iconic Buddhist monastery located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is a stunning filming location that offers breathtaking views and a sense of peace and calmness. The monastery is built on the edge of a cliff providing an unforgettable backdrop for any type of film production,
Punakha Dzong or the Palace of Great Happiness is a magnificent fortress located in the Punakha Valley of Bhutan. The dzong offers a stunning location for filming with its traditional Bhutanese architecture, intricate wood carvings, and beautiful courtyards. The surrounding landscape of the Punakha Valley would also look great in your film production too.
Punakha Suspension Bridge
Still in the Punakha Valley of Bhutan lies Punakha Suspension Bridge. It is the second-longest suspension bridge in Bhutan, located over the Pho Chhu River and offering a stunning filming location. The suspension bridge and the beautiful natural scenery of the valley combine to create a breathtaking backdrop that would be suitable for any type of film production.
The Haa Valley
The Haa Valley is a picturesque valley located in the western region of Bhutan. It is a lesser-known filming location that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Any type of film production would make a great match for this particular location.
Film Equipment and Crew in Bhutan
In terms of equipment and crew in Bhutan, they are limited available locally. However, Mbrella Films can provide you with any equipment and crew, we have sources in neighboring countries that can find us specific equipment and crew to match your film production needs. We can also provide you with producers who have over a decade of experience in film production to ensure you that every process will go on smoothly as possible in Bhutan.
Budget for production in Bhutan
Our producers who have swift communication and act fast will break down your line budget in the entire detail of the production. So, you won’t have to worry about where your money is gonna go through the whole process including the brought-in process of equipment and crew that might affect your budget. If you’re interested in bringing your production to Bhutan, feel free to contact us at Mbrella Films, via the form below.