Israel might seem out of sight for some people, but the country has long been used as a location for filming historical epic movies, you’ll find vast deserts and ancient architecture stand around the country. Tel Aviv is a modern city with high-rise buildings, while smaller cities such as Haifa are more traditional, and the capital Jerusalem is a more cultural place. With long stretches of pretty coast and dramatic desert landscapes, the country is often used as a replacement for other Middle Eastern locations where filming might not be possible. As many blockbuster-tier film productions are constantly coming here for the shooting, making the permitting process work straightforward. Our team can get your production up and running in no time!
Israel could be a perfect location for your film production. If you’re looking for some unique locations to be shown in your film production. Even if your production is a big-budget production that requires top-of-the-line expert crew members, Israel can offer you that. Mbrella Film’s in-house producers have over 10 years of experience working in film production, and they can help walk you through the entire process of film production in Israel. Keep reading to briefly scout great locations to bring your production to in Israel.
Filming Locations in Israel
Israel has countless locations that could match any type of film production you may have in your hands. From the historical city of Jerusalem to the traditional city with the sandy beaches of Haifa, Israel has a lot to offer to your film production when it comes to locations. If you want to bring a fresh look to your film, you should bring your production here to Israel.
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and is a holy city for the three major Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Both Israelis and Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital, and the city is filled with historical buildings and medieval architecture. The city would suit best for any historical epic drama, “Schindler’s List” by Steven Spielberg was partly shot here in Jerusalem.
Tel Aviv-Yafo is often referred to as just Tel Aviv, it’s the country’s second most populous city after Jerusalem. The city is contained from modern buildings to historical buildings, the busiest neighborhood to the sandy beaches on the coastline. Natalie Portman’s directional debut “The Tale of Love and Darkness” was shot in this city and many other parts of Israel.
Haifa is the third-largest city in Israel, after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. It is home to the Baháʼí Faith’s Baháʼí World Center and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a destination for Baháʼí pilgrimage, built on the slopes of Mount Carmel. “Spy Game” starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt is one of the movies that was shot here.
Eilat is Israel’s southernmost city, with a busy port and popular resort at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on what is known in Israel as the Gulf of Eilat. The city is considered a tourist and producer destination for both domestic and international. “Rambo III” was shot here in Eilat.
The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It’s rare-to-find look of clear water with a rocky mountain in the back makes the Dead Sea a long-time tourist and producer worldwide attraction. Imagine your next film production could be set in this location, it could give you the next level to your film.
Film Equipment and Crew in Israel
Many blockbuster-tier film productions would come to shoot here in Israel more often, making the crew members here well-experienced and of a high international standard. Also, all industry-standard equipment from gear, grip, and lighting equipment are available locally for you to pick up. Top-tier cameras like REDs, Arris, and many more are available for you to choose from. Mbrella Films can also provide you with diverse producers who have worked in film production for over 10 years that can help walk you through every step of the film production process in Israel.
Budget for production in Israel
Israel has numerous landscapes that can offer you outstanding scene options for the money you would invest. Our producers at Mbrella Films, who communicate clearly, and act swiftly, will get your line budget done properly and make sure you know where your money goes at every step of the production. If you’re interested in bringing your production to Israel, feel free to contact us via the form below for any questions you might have about film production.