Mbrella Films

Film Production Company in Latvia

Latvia may be a smaller country compared to others in Europe, but it’s filled with countless landscapes that are no less impressive. From the art nouveau city of Riga to the 18th-century palace of Rundale, the country offers a wide range of locations. Latvia can also provide 19th-century wooden buildings and scattered Soviet-era architecture, like Skrunda, which hosted Zack Snyder’s “Justice League.” Latvia is a film-friendly country, and the permitting process typically takes no more than a week to get approved. Our team at Mbrella Films will take care of the paperwork so you can focus on pre-production and be ready to shoot when the permit comes through!

Mbrella Films is one of the top production houses in Latvia. We can also provide you with producers who have over 10 years of experience in film production. With their in-depth knowledge and extensive experience working on countless film productions, they will guide you through every step of your production in Latvia. Keep reading to find out more about great locations, equipment, crew, and budget, or contact us via the form below for any inquiries about filming in Latvia.

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Filming Locations in Latvia

Latvia boasts a wide variety of landscapes that can suit any film production genre. Whether you’re looking for a modern city with art nouveau architecture, a grand palace for a period piece, dense forests with natural scenery, or white sandy beaches along the coastline, Latvia has it all. Let’s showcase the best of this location in your film.

Riga

A stunning bird’s eye view of Riga during the golden hour.

Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia, filled with both modern architecture and historical buildings in the old city. Riga has one of the largest collections of Art Nouveau buildings in the world, with at least 800 buildings. “Hatching” and “The Good Neighbor” were shot here in Riga.

Rundāle Palace

Aerial shot of Rundāle Palace showing the grand palace and the nature surrounding the building.

The Rundāle Palace is one of the two major baroque palaces built for the Dukes of Courland, with the other being Jelgava Palace, located in what is now Latvia. It is situated in Rundāle Parish, 12 km west of Bauska at Pilsrundāle. The palace’s exterior and interior were featured in several productions such as “War and Peace,” “Catherine the Great,” and Netflix’s “The Last Czars.”

Tīnūži

A magnificent view of the dense forest in Tīnūži in the winter during the sunrise.

Tīnūži is a small countryside town famous for its dense forest, making it a perfect location for filming in any season. If you’re looking for a stunning forest location that can serve as a backdrop for your film throughout the year, Tīnūži should definitely be on your list of considerations.

Ventspils

A beautiful view on the beach on the coastline in Ventspils looking out to the ocean wide.

Ventspils is a city located in northwestern Latvia and ranks as the country’s sixth-largest city. The name of the city originates from the Livonian Order’s castle constructed along the Venta River, hence the name “castle on the Venta”. In addition to the castle, the city boasts beautiful white sandy beaches along the Baltic Sea coastline, making it an ideal location for filming due to the variety of landscapes it offers.

Gauja River

A great view of the coastline along the river of Gauja near the Baltic Sea.

The Gauja River is a river located in Vidzem, Latvia. It is the only large river in Latvia that both begins and ends its flow within the country. The countless natural sceneries found along the river such as the pine forest, coastline river, and small beaches along the coast, are priceless. It is a perfect filming location for any film production.

Film Equipment and Crew in Latvia

Latvia’s film crew is well-trained and experienced working in international film production.

The film crew in Latvia is reliable and has guaranteed experience in many international film productions. They are multilingual, and the heads of the departments are all fluent in English. In terms of gear and cameras, Latvia is an Arri-based country and has all the latest cameras, a variety of gear and grip equipment, including lighting equipment. Mbrella Films can provide you with producers who have 10 years of experience in film production. They will guide you through every step of the production process from pre to post-production in Latvia.

Budget for production in Latvia

Budgeting is one of the most crucial aspects of filming abroad, regardless of the size of your production. At Mbrella Films, our experienced producers will provide you with a detailed line budget breakdown for every step of your production process in Latvia, so you can keep track of where your budget is going.

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