Russia’s film industry has been developing since the beginning of the cinema and now it’s home to numerous world-class directors worldwide. With its outstanding landscapes and sceneries that can’t be found anywhere else and will catch your breath every time you look at it. In Russia, you can go from the top of a snowy mountain to a tropical, peaceful, and beautiful place like a dense forest or the super modern city of Moscow. Mbrella Films can make any film production that you can imagine possible here, whether you bring your small production like TVCs, short films, or an even bigger production like feature films. Also, the permitting process in Russia usually doesn’t take long, in most productions it will take just three days to one week to get approved.
If you’re interested in bringing your project to Russia, imagine an action spy movie like “Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol” or “The Bourne Supremacy”, your film production can have great locations like them too. Mbrella Films is ready to help you with our producers who have over 10 years of experience in the Film industry, know the creative process inside and out, and have already pre-scouted potential locations for your film production regardless of the scale. Keep reading to find out more about the locations, crew, equipment, and budget for filming in Russia.
Filming Locations in Russia
Russia can offer you a very diverse range of scene options for your film production, it’s the dream destination for many film productions. Whether your film production requires natural scenic landscapes or crowded cityscapes, Russia got you covered with all that locations matters. On top of that, in the different seasons, you can find different vibes in the same locations in Russia.
The most famous location in Russia is Red Square, one of the oldest and largest squares in Russia and probably the most famous square in the world. It contains many historical buildings, including the Kremlin Walls and the famous Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Many spy action movies were shot here, such as “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”, and “The Bourne Supremacy.”
Aside from Red Square, there are still many parts of Moscow that are worth scouting. The city is the largest and capital city of Russia, making it the most advanced and economic city. For that reason, the city is becoming the most visited city in Europe. “Cast Away”, “Snowden”, and “A Good Day to Die Hard” are a few names of blockbuster-tier movies that were filmed in Moscow.
Saint Petersburg is Russia’s old imperial capital and the fourth-most populous city in Europe after Istanbul, Moscow, and London. The city is known for its churches, museums, Soviet-era architecture, and many canals and waterways. One of the Bond films “Golden Eye” was shot here, also an Oscar-nominated film called “Downfall.”
Teriberka is a rural locality in the Kolsky District of Murmansk Oblast, Russia, located on the Barents Sea coast, at the mouth of the river Teriberka. During the winter the snow will cover the town, “Compartment No.6” was shot here during the winter.
Kizhi Island is an island near the geometrical center of Lake Onega. The island is known for its settlements and churches throughout the island. The most famous among them is the Kizhi Pogost, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. “Anna Karenina” was filmed in one church on Kizhi Island, called the Church of the Transfiguration of Our Savior.
Film Equipment and Crew in Russia
Russia has produced many blockbuster films such as “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and ”The Bourne Supremacy”, in terms of equipment and crew they can provide you with many tiers of gear, grip, and lighting equipment based on the sizes of your film production. Top-tier cameras like Arri, RED, Phantom, and Sony are available locally for you to pick up. The crew here also has years of experience working in countless film productions. Our producers are diverse and have in-depth creativity that can guarantee you a perfect film production in Russia.
Budget for production in Russia
We have producers that have over 10 years of experience in video and film production who know the ins and outs very well, they respond quickly and can get your line budget done in extreme detail. Please feel free to contact us via the contact form below, if you’re interested in bringing your production to Russia. Mbrella Films is here to take care of your production through every step and help you bring out the best while filming in Russia.