Lithuania has attracted at least two major film studios: Netflix and HBO for the last few years, thanks to the variety of landscapes the country can offer for film productions. It consists of the old town of Vilnius to the more suburban neighborhood in Kaunas. However, most blockbuster-tier film productions have happened in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania because of the sense of an old town that can be used in replacement of other European countries at a decent price. Also, the permitting process in Lithuania is pretty straightforward, our team can get it done in 5-7 working days and your production will be ready to go!
Mbrella Films, our local production house in Lithuania can offer you a vast selection of equipment for your film production of any scale. The crew here is multi-lingual, they’re fluent in English and can get the job done efficiently. Mbrella Films can also provide you with an English-speaking producer who has over 10 years of experience in film production. They will work with you through the entire process of film production in Lithuania.
Filming Locations in Lithuania
Lithuania is famous for its castles, palaces, soviet architecture, and Industrial architecture that can be found throughout the country. Or even better in one city, Vilnius, the most popular country in Lithuania among the producers and directors worldwide. Aside from that, Lithuania also can provide you with a wide range of sceneries from beaches, nuclear plants, and many more!
Vilnius is the largest and the capital of Lithuania, famous for its old town, castles, palaces, fortress, and many medieval architectures throughout the city. It’s the most famous city for film production in Lithuania, both major studios like Netflix and HBO chose this city as their location for many films and series. “Clark”, “Chernobyl”, and the fourth season of “Stranger Things” are a few names of the productions that were shot in Vilnius.
Fabijoniskes district located in the northern part of Vilnius, is one of the newest districts of Vilnius, built in the late 1980s to early 1990s. The village was the production site of the HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” during filming in 2018, where the district was used to portray the city of Pripyat.
Lukiskes Prison, which closed in 2019, is today used for filming and cultural events. Near the center of Vilnius, its cells and grounds were used in the fourth season of “Stranger Things” for almost half of the season where Hopper’s storyline in Siberia takes place.
Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant
The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant was named after the nearby city of Ignalina. Due to the plant’s similarities to the infamous Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in both reactor design and lack of a robust containment building, Lithuania agreed to close the plant. For this reason, “Chernobyl” an HBO mini-series, chose to be shot here in replacement of the real Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania after Vilnius and an important center of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life. The city contained historical buildings, churches, and medieval architecture around the city. “Clark” a film from Netflix and “Chernobyl” a mini-series from HBO were both shot here in this city.
Film Equipment and Crew in Portugal
Lithuania’s film crew is familiar with working in blockbuster-tier film productions because the volume of film productions that chose to bring their productions here is increasing every year. The equipment is also reliable, and only standard gear and grip are available locally. Top-tier cameras such as Arris, REDs, and many other brands need to be brought in from aboard. Mbrella Films can help shorten the process with our diverse producers who communicate fast and have worked in the film industry for over 10 years. They will take care of your film production through the entire process of film production in Lithuania.
Budget for production in Lithuania
For each item and cost, our producers will provide a line budget detail breaking down every step of the production. You can be sure that you will always be aware of where your money is going. Lithuania can be the perfect place to bring your production, no matter how big or the type of production you have. Mbrella can get all of your production needs done with high standards. If you want to get your production off the ground in Lithuania, please feel free to contact us via the form below