Chad is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of North and Central Africa. The country’s varied terrain can be divided into three main landscapes, including the Sudanian Savanna in the south, the Sahara Desert in the north, and the Sahelian belt in the center. Chad is known for its striking desert locations, lakes, national parks, and diverse species of animals. If you’re looking to film in Chad, the permitting process has become easier over time, and with the right approach, it can be a smooth process. Our in-house producers have over 10 years of experience working in the film industry, and they can take your production from the planning stage to the shooting stage in just 1–2 weeks with no complications.
One of the international films that was shot entirely in Chad is “Lingui.” Whether it’s a TV commercial, ad, or full-length feature film, Mbrella Films can cover it all. If you’re still undecided about bringing your production to Chad, read on to learn about the amazing locations, equipment, crew, and budget available for filming in Chad.
Filming Locations in Chad
Chad’s terrain can be divided into three main types of scenery, including the desert dune sea in the north, the savanna filled with diverse wildlife in the south, and the mixed landscapes in the central region. Chad’s varied scenery makes it a perfect destination for filming.
The Tibesti Mountains are a mountain range in the central Sahara, primarily located in the extreme north of Chad, the central third of the Tibesti is of volcanic origin and consists of five volcanoes topped by large depressions. The location is famous for its volcanic landscapes that would look extraordinary in any film.
Lakes of Ounianga
The Lakes of Ounianga are a series of lakes in the Sahara Desert, in northeastern Chad, occupying a basin in the mountains of West Tibesti and Ennedi East. In 2012, it was added as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The contrast of color and scenery would give a whole new look to your film.
The Ennedi Plateau is located in the northeast of Chad and is known for its large collection of rock art depicting mainly cattle and other unique shapes. This is the most important part of Ennedi that attracts tourists from around the world. Featuring these rock collections in your film would make it spectacular.
Lake Chad is a historically large, shallow lake in Central Africa, which has varied in size over the centuries. It is the largest wetland in Chad and has been home to hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of birdlife. A documentary or wildlife-related film would be a perfect match for this location.
Zakouma National Park
Zakouma is the nation’s oldest national park, filled with numerous wildlife species, including elephants, cattle, giraffes, and lions, with a vast landscape of a nice valley and fields. A wildlife documentary would be the best genre to film in this particular location.
Film Equipment and Crew in Chad
While the country is not a well-known location for filmmakers, the availability of local crew and equipment is limited. The key crew is best brought in from abroad, and the equipment has to be brought in from overseas as well. However, Mbrella Films has a source that can provide any crew or equipment that your production needs. We can also provide you with diverse English-speaking producers who have over 10 years of experience working in film production. They will guide you through every step of the film production process in Chad.
Budget for production in Chad
Based on the scene options Chad can offer you outstanding options for your film production, you wouldn’t regret choosing it as the next home of your film, and it is really worth to bring in crew and equipment. Also, our producers who communicate clearly and act swiftly will get your line budget done properly.
At Mbrella Films, we pride ourselves on providing personalized services and tailoring them to meet the needs of each production. We have successfully produced films for international clients, including brands, TV channels, and film productions from all over the world. If you’re interested in filming in Chad, feel free to contact us today and let us help you bring your vision to life in one of the most breathtaking locations on Earth.