Brunei is a tiny nation located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It is known for its biodiversity rainforests and beautiful mosques throughout the country. With one of the world’s highest standards of living, Brunei maintains one of Asia’s most unexplored rainforests. The permitting process here is pretty straightforward, and with the right time and approach, you should have no trouble. Our team can get it done for you in just 1-2 weeks, and your production will be ready to shoot in Brunei.
Mbrella Films can provide you with diverse producers who have over 10 years of experience in film production to help get your production up and running smoothly in Brunei. If you’re interested in bringing your production to Brunei, keep reading to find out more about cool locations for your film production, or contact us with any inquiries via the form below.
Filming Locations in Brunei
Despite being a small country, Brunei boasts unique locations that are perfect for film production. Whether you’re looking for the cityscapes of an old city with a beautiful mosque or a rainforest filled with countless natural sceneries that you won’t find anywhere else, Brunei has something to offer. Furthermore, its unexplored rainforest makes it an excellent destination for documentaries looking to explore new territory.
Bandar Seri Begawan
Bandar Seri Begawan is Brunei’s capital and only city. It is the country’s largest urban center and is home to Brunei’s seat of government, as well as a commercial and cultural center. You can find many of the cityscapes you’re looking for in the city. Additionally, the grand Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, one of the country’s two national mosques, would make an extraordinary feature in your film.
Ulu Temburong National Park
Ulu Temburong National Park is the first national park to be established in Brunei. The park contains an unspoiled jungle and is known as the “Green Jewel of Brunei,” featuring two principal rivers: Temburong and Belalong Rivers. This park would be a perfect location for any type of film production you may have in hand.
Andulau Forest Reserve
Andulau Forest Reserve is a forest located in the southeast of Kampong Keluyoh and Sungai Liang. The location is known for its dense forest, waterfall, river, and wildlife such as monkeys. With its stunning natural scenery and diverse wildlife, Andulau Forest Reserve would be an excellent location for a documentary feature.
Luagan Lalak Recreation Park
Luagan Lalak Recreation Park is an ideal location for those seeking peace and serenity. Located in Labi, the park boasts a freshwater swamp with lush greenery. You can capture a scene of a peaceful stroll along the wooden walkways with beautiful scenery surrounding you, making for a picturesque shot on the screen.
Belait is the largest and westernmost district in Brunei. The landscape of the district varies from peat swamps and lowland forests near the coast to montane rainforest in the inner parts of the district. With the diverse landscapes available in this district, it is the perfect place for any film production.
Film Equipment and Crew in Brunei
As a small country with only one city, Brunei has limited local equipment and crew available for film production. In many cases, it’s best to bring in the necessary equipment and crew from abroad. Mbrella Films can help you with this process. We have a network of sources that can provide all the crew and equipment your production needs.
We can also provide you with English-speaking producers who have over 10 years of experience in film production. They communicate quickly, act efficiently, and will help ensure that your film production in Brunei is properly executed from pre-production to post-production.
Budget for production in Brunei
Due to its small size, transportation around the city in Brunei can be cost-effective. However, the cost of bringing in equipment and crew from abroad can add up. At Mbrella Films, our producers will carefully manage your film production and ensure that you are aware of your line budget at every step of the production process.