Yemen is a small but by far one of the most scenic countries in the world. Filled with endless natural beauty across the face of the country with unique dragon blood trees, and much more to discover. The country would be perfect for a calm-tone movie or one that required a sense of nature or a vacation look and feel to a film. Also, film permits in Yemen are not complicated to obtain, it’s pretty quick and straightforward. Mbrella Films can help you with the permitting process and every other production process that would come after when you’re filming in Yemen.
If you feel that Yemen can potentially be the next place for you to bring your film production, you’re in good hands. From pre-production through post-production, Mbrella films can provide you with producers who have over 10 years of experience and are familiar with working in international film productions. Continue reading to learn more about great locations for your film production in Yemen.
Filming Locations in Yemen
Yemen is a great location to bring your next film production to, it offers a wide range of landscapes and with it being a small country, all locations can be accessed within a very short distance. From a historical building throughout the city to the scenic island and seascape that would catch the attention of many producers around the world and would be the perfect match for any type of film production.
Sanaa is the capital and the largest city in Yemen, and also one of the highest capital cities in the world. The Old City of Sanaa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its distinctive architectural character, most notably expressed in its multi-story buildings decorated with geometric patterns. The Al Saleh Mosque is located in the Old City and would look stunning in any film production shot there.
Socotra Island is probably the most beautiful and scenic landscape in Yemen. With its long range of sand dunes above the crystal clear Indian Ocean. Also, many other landscapes that you can find on this island are rare to find in any other country in the world. The island is isolated and home to a high number of endemic species. A documentary about animal life called “Life” was shot here on this island.
The Dragon Blood Tree
Another amazing site on Socotra island is the Dragon Blood Tree. A unique, strange umbrella-like tree forest is a site that you can’t find in any other place in the world. Socotra island has been described as “the most alien-looking place on Earth.” For the film that is looking for this unique or alien-looking location, this spot is perfect for your film production.
Thula is a small town in the west-central of Yemen. It is very well-preserved and includes traditional houses and mosques with a super wide arid landscape that would suit any type or genre of film production.
Queen Arwa Mosque
The Mosque of Queen Arwa or simply the Queen Arwa Mosque is a historical mosque in Jibla, Yemen. It retains its importance as one of the oldest ancient Yemen mosques. It is also known as Hurrat-ul-Malikah Mosque, as the queen was often referred to as Al-Malika Al-Hurra, which means “The Noble Queen.”
Film Equipment and Crew in Yemen
Yemen is a small and not that famous country when it comes to filming locations, but on the good side, many locations remain undiscovered and waiting for you to discover them. In terms of equipment, top-tier cameras have to be brought from abroad to Yemen. As the same as the key crew that has to be brought from abroad too. However, Mbrella Films can help shorten that process with our producers who have 10 years of experience in film production. They will help guide you through every step of the production process in Yemen, even the process of bringing the equipment and crew to the country.
Budget for production in Yemen
Our producers at Mbrella Films will take care of your production and make sure you know your line budget in its entirety at every step of the production process. If you’re interested in bringing your film production to Yemen, please feel free to contact us via the form below.