Rich with diverse history, culture, and most definitely the film industry, France has made a huge impact on the influence and development of the art of cinematography since the beginning. Also, the vast spectacle scenery anywhere you go in the country, makes France one of the dream destinations for many producers and directors around the world. From the spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower to the endless beach of Dunkerque. France could be the perfect home for your next film production. Mbrella Films, our local production house here, will help you through the permitting process and get your production off the ground in 5-7 working days. As France has always been a film-friendly country.
The crew here is of high international standards and works in numerous blockbuster-tier film productions. Mbrella Films can provide you with producers who have over 10 years of experience in film production. They have in-depth knowledge and creativity that will guide you through every step of your production in France. Continue reading to find out more about great locations to bring your next film production to in France.
Filming Locations in France
France is rich in the numerous landscapes it can offer to your film production, from gothic buildings with modern cities in Paris to the isolated beach that would suit any genre of film. A few examples like “Mission: Impossible – Fall Out”, “Midnight in Paris”, and “Dunkirk.” Should clarify how France can cover all types of films.
Paris is the number one city that comes to mind when talking about France. This capital and most popular city of France is filled with rich and diverse scene options you can get more than you can imagine. Many blockbuster film productions were shot in many parts of Paris, such as “Inception” by Christoper Nolan, “Hugo” by Martin Scorsese, and “Before Sunset” by Richard Linklater.
Still in Paris, lies the Trocadero. This particular location became famous for many blockbuster films in the last few years because of its spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower in the background. “Mission: Impossible – Fall Out” and “John Wick Chapter 4” are two examples that make this location stand out in the film. However, two of the Netflix series that are mainly set in France; “Emily in Paris” and “Lupin” were also filmed here too.
Claude Monet’s garden
Claude Monet’s garden is the famous garden of the impressionist painter Claude Monet in Giverny. They are separated in two parts; one is a flower garden called Clos Normand in front of the house and another is a Japanese-inspired water garden on the other side of the road. The opening scene of “Midnight in Paris” by Woody Allen was shot here.
You might have recognized this location if we call it “Dunkirk”. This particular location makes an appearance in Christopher Nolan’s movie “Dunkirk” about the French army that retreated from the Germans to the area around the port of Dunkirk during World War II.
Saint-Pierre Quiberon or Port Blanc Arch is a famous location for many tourists. One of the period films by French director Céline Sciamma “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” once used this particular spot in most of their beach scenes.
Film Equipment and Crew in France
French cinema is already a well-established presence in the film industry, which makes the crew more than qualified to meet your production’s needs. Also, an array of kits and gear for your film production. Ideal brands like ARRIs, REDs and many others are available for you to pick up locally. Mbrella Films can also help you with English-speaking producers with over 10 years of experience in film production. They will help you through the whole process of production from pre to post-production in France.
Budget for production in France
The most important matter when filming aboard is budgeting. Our producers will provide you with a detailed line budget breakdown for every production. Every item will be listed and laid out, letting you know exactly where your budget is going. Contact us if you’re interested in bringing your production to the next level in France, via the form below. Mbrella Films is here to get you covered!