We assist with production planning, budgeting and
scheduling. We will read your script and advise on
the most time and cost effective ways to shoot in
Sri Lanka and in the Maldives. We're known for our
resourceful contacts, problem-solving skills and
scrupulous attention to budget. Our services range from acting as your
local liaison to providing full production services. We are based in
Colombo, Sri Lanka but cover the entire South Asia. Some of our
recent productions have taken us to our neighboring contries like
Maldives and India.
Our experienced scouts can find any location to match your requirements.
We can help with finding and scouting locations,
obtaining permits and everything else that you
may need for your shoot in Sri Lanka and in
Our city smarts mean we know what you expect on a
short timeline and our local understanding and connections
mean that we won't steer you wrong in territory that is
unfamiliar to you - you will always have the top crew and
talent available to you.
We can assist with permits of all kinds, we know
what is needed and how to get it. Timing and restrictions
depend on the location but most permits are easy to obtain
and can be processed in a couple of days. There are no
unusual restrictions but in major city centres it is advisable
to shoot on the weekends or on Public Holiday for greater control of traffic.
Usually five days notice is required to block streets.
We will help you set up your production base,
or your office away from home, and provide you
with everything necessary for a successful shoot.
We know the best crews and will find the right
people for your project. Sri Lanka Crews are also non-union.
Crews speak fluent English and have some experience on
international projects. Depending on the complexity of
the project, you may want to get your key crew in from abroad.
Sri Lanka has a twelve hour working day for features and an
eight hour working day for commercials. Anything over that
is worked out on a case by case basis. Typically our producer
would package a rate that is fair for all. There is no turnaround
for commercials and no extra charges for weekends, nights and holidays.
We can organize casting sessions, and put you in
touch with well-connected principal and extras casting directors.
We have excellent relationships with all the main rental
houses and can help to fulfill your rental needs at advantageous conditions.
Equipment is basic and limited in Sri Lanka. RED Epic and RED Mx available
locally with ARRI Film Cameras. HMI and other industry standard lights and
accessories are available. All else we bring in from Malaysia, Singapore or
India – the latter being the most economical. For productions looking to
bring in film equipment Sri Lanka is an ATA carnet country.
We know the best caterers and will make sure your crew get best quality
tropical food and fruites.
We help with travel and transport arrangements, and
can advise you on the most cost effective deals.
We assist with short or long term accommodation, from
hotel rooms to apartment rentals and beyond.
We provide production and support services during your shoot,
We are experienced in, and work with all customary formats -
from Arri Alex and Sony Digital Cinema, to RED, Blackmagic and
DSLR formats, as well as traditional 35mm film, and most
formats in between.