Finland might qualify as an underdog country among producers around the world because of the incredibly diverse landscape,. On top of that the country experiences four seasons which offer many opportunities for films. The specialties include the midnight sun, northern lights, and long winters with guaranteed snow. Finland is one country that we would recommend you to bring your next film production to. Mbrella Films will make sure the permitting process goes smoothly and will get your production off the ground as soon as we get approved.
With our in-house production at Mbrella Films, we can provide you with english-speaking producers that will work side by side with you during the whole production process. They’ve got the film board’s approval and are also familiar with working internationally with local crew members. They can ensure that your film production would go through untroubled in Finland. Keep reading to find out more about locations, crew, and budget for film productions in Finland.
Filming Locations in Finland
Even if it’s not a famous country, many top film productions still see the beauty of Finland and bring the best out of it. One example of a movie that brought Finland’s charm out the most is “Hanna” starring Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett. The movie was filmed during the long winter and the view of the snowy hills in Finland is incredible in the movie. Other than that, Finland can offer you a rare look at the cities that are covered in snow, which will match any sci-fi dystopian film.
Start from Helsinki, the capital city of Finland, located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Helsinki might be the most popular city in Finland for most producers around the world. Even the Korean film: ”A Man and A Woman” starring big-named Korean actor Gong Yoo used this city as their set for the entirety of the movie.
Tampere is the most populous inland city in the Nordic countries and the second-largest urban area in Finland. The city is famous for its urban area views with nice weather all year round. An action sci-fi thriller movie called “Dual” starring Karen Gillan and Arron Paul was set here, and it is the first blockbuster-tier film production to be filmed entirely in Finland.
Seurasaari is an island that consists of old wooden buildings transplanted from elsewhere in Finland and placed in the dense forest landscape of the island. It’s the location where “Big Game,” a Finnish co-production movie starring Samuel L. Jackson, set.
Rukatunturi also knows as “Ruka” in Finnish. It’s a small village known for its ski resort and over 500 km of cross-country skiing tracks. One of the movies that bring out the best scenery of Finland is “Hanna” which was filmed in this particular location.
Lapland is the largest and northernmost region of Finland. The Arctic circle crosses Lapland, so polar phenomena other than northern light such as the midnight sun and polar night can be captured in Lapland. “A Boy Called Christmas” a Netflix film was shot in this location.
Film Equipment and Crew in Finland
There’re not many blockbuster film productions shot in Finland. However, the crew and equipment here are second to none. The standard gears, grips, and lighting equipment are available for you to choose from. Mbrella Films can also provide you with diverse English-speaking producers who have over 10 years of experience in the film industry. They are of high international standards and are familiar with working with local crew members. Mbrella Films can ensure that your film production in Finland will run smoothly.
Budget for production in Finland
Finland can be a perfect destination for your next film production. With our producers who communicate fast and act quickly, they will give you an entirely detailed breakdown of the line budget. Mbrella can get all of your production needs done. Feel free to contact us via the form below, if you’re interested in bringing your film production to Finland.