Jordan has been a fantastic host for countless blockbuster-tier film productions that looked for a grand desert area to use in replacement of other planets or worlds, such as “Dune Part 1&2”, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, and “The Martian,” just to name a few. Aside from the desert location, the country is also famous for its city which can be used in replacement of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan for production work. The country also has a unique seascape that can be offered for your film production. Imagine a seascape by the desert, it would look extraordinary on screen. Filming in Jordan would be like a dream come true for anyone who visits or brings over a film production.
Mbrella Films is one of the best production houses based in Jordan, we can assure you that your film production will be done efficiently in our hands. We have English-speaking producers who will guide you through every step of the production process in Jordan. Continue reading to find out more about great locations, equipment, crew, and budgeting for film productions in Jordan.
Filming Locations in Jordan
Filled with rich and diverse locations that can be found in just one country. Jordan can offer you anything from the spectacular deserts outside the city to the crowded historical town within the city. Also, a natural wonder site that can’t be found anywhere else. Finally, a production where you can stop stressing over transportation times and costs. Scout all your locations in one country.
The most famous location in Jordan is Wadi Rum, a valley cut into sandstone and granite rock, filled with red desert all around. This location is very famous for replacements of other planets in most sci-fi movies. However, other genres such as drama, fantasy, and action movies like “Aladdin”, “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Moon Knight”, and “John Wick Chapter 4” also shot here, in Wadi Rum.
Petra is a historic and archaeological city in southern Jordan. A country where the famous Al-Khazneh or The Treasury is situated. “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, “The Mummy Returns”, and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” were shot here in Petra and have an appearance of Al-Khazneh.
Amman is the capital and largest city of Jordan, and the country’s economic, political, and cultural center. The city is most used in replacement of other cities such as Pakistan in “Zero Dark Thirty”, Iraq for “The Hurt Locker”, and Iran in “Holy Spider.”
Jerash is a city in the Northern part of Jordan and is home to one of the best preserved Greco-Roman cities, which earned it the nickname “Pompeii of the Middle East.” The famous site of the Oval Forum and Cardo Maximus is located here in Jerash. For a movie that looks at a Greco-Roman city, Jerash is your perfect choice to consider.
Aqaba is the only coastal city in Jordan and the largest and most populous city on the Gulf of Aqaba. Aqaba’s location next to Wadi Rum and Petra has placed it in Jordan’s golden triangle of tourism, which strengthened the city’s location on the world map and made it one of the major tourist attractions in Jordan. Filming in Jordan and looking for the seascapes? Aqaba is the perfect location for you.
Film Equipment and Crew in Jordan
As countless blockbuster-tier film productions regularly bring their productions here to Jordan, all the crew available locally are well experienced in working with international productions and are ready to hop on board with any film production that comes our way. Industry standard camera, grip, and lighting gear all available locally. Mbrella Films can also provide you with English-speaking producers who have in-depth knowledge of the industry and over 10 years of experience in film production. They will walk you through every step of the production process in Jordan.
Budget for production in Jordan
Based on the countless stunning landscapes that Jordan can offer, it’s priceless when talking about the budget of filming there. However, our producers respond quickly and will get your line budget breakdown at every step of the production process. If you are interested in bringing your production to Jordan, feel free to contact us via the form below. Mbrella Films is here to make you get the best experience with filming in Jordan.