From one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza to the world’s longest river the Nile, Egypt might be the country that has the most unique locations with the longest history ever. For that reason, the country has been becoming the destination for many tourists and producers around the world for decades. Many blockbuster-tier film productions were shot here such as “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, “Jumper”, and “Independence Day” to name a few. Most of Egypt’s landscapes are much more to fit in one feature film, you might come back here again if you come once. Our team at Mbrella Films can help your permitting process through easier, with our experienced team your production will be ready to off the ground in Egypt in 5-7 working days.
If you’re interested in bringing your film production to Egypt, Mbrella Films can help you with English-speaking producers who have worked endlessly in film production for more than 10 years and have been experienced in working with foreign and local crew members. Continue reading to see unique locations in Egypt for your film production.
Filming Locations in Egypt
Apart from the Nile Valley, most of Egypt’s landscape are deserts, with a few oases scattered about. The city of Egypt is mostly filled with historical buildings and old towns, the modern and largest city is Cairo. If you’re looking forward to bringing your film production to Egypt, look at the right place and it’ll give you as you wish. However, don’t worry we’ll scope it out for you in this article.
Cairo is the capital and the largest city in Egypt, you can find many of the city landscapes, ancient neighborhoods, and modern architecture in some parts of the city. The city is suitable for any type of film production you might want, especially if you want the cityscape with the Nile River. “Malcolm X” and “Red Notice” were shot here in Cairo for some parts of the films.
Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt, located in the northern part of the country, by the bay of the Mediterranean ocean. The city is the largest city on the Mediterranean coast. Alexandria was best known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Your next film production would be extraordinary, filming in this city filled with historical stories around the city.
Giza pyramid complex
We wouldn’t cover all the locations if not talking about the Giza pyramid complex. It’s the famous site of many pyramids and sphinx that were built between 2600 and 2500 BC. “Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer”, “Jumper”, and “Independence Day” are a few names of blockbuster-tier film production that were shot here on this site
Luxor has frequently been characterized as the “world’s greatest open-air museum”, as the ruins of the Egyptian temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” was also shot in this location.
Hurghada is one of the country’s main tourist centers, located on the Red Sea coast. The city is also famous for its water sports, nightlife, and warm weather. Many tourists like to spend Christmas and New Year here. “A Hologram for the King” starring Tom Hanks was shot here in Hurghada.
Film Equipment and Crew in Egypt
In terms of equipment and crew, Egypt is the country where you can rely on both. The equipment here is of high international standards, all standard gears, grips, and lighting equipment are available locally to pick up. The experienced crew who works endlessly in film production both domestic and international. Mbrella Films can also provide you with producers who have over 10 years of experience in film production that will walk you through every step of the production process in Egypt.
Budget for production in Egypt
No matter where you film in this world, budget is still one factor that matters most. Our producers at Mbrella Films will ensure that you are given a detailed breakdown of the line budget, so you’ll know where your money is going throughout the entire process of your film production. If you feel like Egypt is the destination for your next film production, feel free to contact us via the form below.