The South Korean entertainment industry is well-known by audiences around the world, from their K-Pop, and K-Drama to K-Movies. The most memorable moment for the country is when “Parasite” won Best Picture at the academy awards, making Korea one of the countries that got attention from producers and directors worldwide. They won’t stop just that, the year after they have “Squid Game” the phenomenon Netflix series that has been popular around the world and give another slingshot to the South Korean film industry. As domestic films and series are rising, the international blockbuster-tier film productions are eyes to bring their production here more often, at least for the Marvel Cinematic Universe from “Avengers: Age of Ultron” to “Black Panther.”
Mbrella Films is one of the top production houses here with producers who have over 10 years of experience in film production. We can help you with the permitting process in South Korea that will get your production off the ground and running smoothly. Our producers have in-depth knowledge of the film industry and will walk you through every step of the production process. Continue reading to find out more about cool locations to bring your film production to in South Korea.
Filming Locations in South Korea
South Korea consists of varying locations including ultra-modern cities, traditional neighborhoods, temples, mountains, and coastal landscapes. The most popular location for many film productions is Seoul which contains numerous landscapes for any type of film production. However, the countryside area of Busan also catches the attention of many film productions too.
Countless film productions from domestic and international have happened here in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. The city can offer you everything from the ultra-modern cityscape, the business area, and the palace to the temple. “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “The Bourne Legacy”, “Parasite”, and “Okja” are a few names of the films that were shot here in Seoul.
Filled with rich and diverse landscapes, making Busan the second most popular city and also the second-largest city in South Korea. Busan can cover you from the top of the mountain to the sandy beaches. Busan is the main location for “Decision to Leave” by Park Chan-wook and “Burning” by Lee Chang-dong.
Gwangan Bridge or Diamond Bridge is the second longest bridge in the country after the Incheon Bridge. The most iconic car flipping scene in “Black Panther” was shot on this bridge and also the whole car chase scene was shot in most parts of Busan.
Wolmi Theme Park
Wolmi Theme Park is a popular amusement park complex located on Wolmido Island, just 1 kilometer off the coast of Incheon. One of the romantic scenes from the Korean movie by Japanese director, Hirokazu Koreeda’s “Broker” was shot here on this Ferris wheel.
Incheon International Airport
Not just the largest airport in South Korea but also one of the largest and busiest airports in the world because it is the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area. “Emergency Declaration” a blockbuster-tier movie starring many big-named Korean actors was shot in this airport for their opening scene. The movie has been screened in the out-of-competition section of the 74th Cannes Film Festival.
Film Equipment and Crew in South Korea
Being one of the world’s leading entertainment industries, making finding the right equipment and crew for filming in South Korea easier. The crew here is multi-lingual and works in countless film productions. All standard and top-tier gear and grip are available to pick up locally. Mbrella Films can also provide you with producers who have over 10 years of experience to help you walk through the complete process of film production from pre- to post-production.
Budget for production in South Korea
Our producers at Mbrella Films will break down your line budget in the entire detail of the production process in South Korea and make sure you know where your money is going. Contact us if you’re interested in bringing your production to South Korea, via the form below. Mbrella Films is here to help with all production needs!