“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”, “In the Mood for Love”, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, and “Now You See Me 2” are a few blockbuster-tier film productions that were shot in Macao. For many years, Macao has been a famous destination for filmmakers around the world. With its sense of being the Las Vegas of Asia, you can see numerous clubs, casinos, and bars throughout the city. Also, with many old Chinese neighborhoods scattered around the city, combined with many skyscrapers of hotels and casinos, you have endless options of scenes to choose from.
Mbrella Films, one of the top production houses here in Macao, can also help your production run easier with our experienced in-house team of producers who have the in-depth creative process and over 10 years of experience in the film production industry. Continue reading to find out more about the great location in Macao for your film production.
Filming Locations in Macao
Most film productions that come to Macao will have an idea of what they expect based on the available locations. Most of them will contain a scene of an old Chinese neighborhood or a Macao casino vibe. On the other hand, with the way the city was built and planned, it’s very well set up to stand in as a replacement for futuristic architecture. In retrospect, it really doesn’t matter what type or genre film you have in pre-production. Mbrella Films, a top film production company here in Macao, will help you scout all options possible for your production. Continue reading to see some spots we’ve already pre-scouted for you.
The Ruins of Saint Paul’s
The Ruins of Saint Paul’s are the ruins of a 17th-century Catholic religious complex in Santo António, Macao. The ruins are one of Macao’s best-known landmarks and one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World. In 2005, they were officially listed as part of the Historic Center of Macao and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the Martin Scorsese films called “Silence” was shot here at this particular site.
The Macao Tower Convention and Entertainment Center also known as Macao Tower is a tower located in Sé, Macao. Its observation deck features views, restaurants, theaters, shopping malls, and the Skywalk X, a walking tour around the outer rim that can give you the best view of Macao. If you want the best view of Macao, you should consider this location, for just the site of it can make people know that it was filmed in Macao.
Grand Lisboa is a 47-floor hotel in Sé, Macao, and the tallest building in Macao and the most distinctive part of its skyline. The hotel contains 430 hotel rooms and suites. Its casino offers 800 gaming tables and 1,000 slot machines. For any film that requires the hotel or casino scene, we would recommend checking this hotel out.
Ferreira do Amaral Plaza
Ferreira do Amaral Plaza, located in the Praia Grande district, is a circular plot of land lying at the southern tip of the Macao Peninsula. This modern complex building square is very popular among photographers for their fashion or any photography. However, any film must look amazing filming in this location.
The A-Ma Temple is one of the oldest in Macao, built in 1488. It consists of six main parts: the Gate Pavilion, the Memorial Arch, the Prayer Hall, the Hall of Benevolence (the oldest part of the temple), the Hall of Guanyin, and Zhengjiao Chanlin – the Buddhist Pavilion. For a more traditional Chinese location, this location would be the best to look out for.
Film Equipment and Crew in Macao
Macao has industry standard crew and equipment available locally, for even more specialized equipment or cameras and key crew, Mbrella Films can have all you need sourced and available for your production. Hong Kong is nearby and also has industry-standard equipment and crew available and ready to get on board with any film production. Mbrella Films, our film production here, can provide you with English-speaking producers who have over 10 years of experience working in film production both on a local scale and international scale. We can guarantee that your film production will be in the good hands with our producers.
Budget for production in Macao
Our producers have over 10 years of experience working in the film industry and are ready to easily break down and make sure you know your line budget from pre- to post-production. Feel free to contact us anytime via the form below, if you’re interested in bringing your next film production to Macao. Mbrella Films is here to help with all your production needs.