Film Locations. St Barts has long been considered a playground of the rich and famous with its beautiful pristine beaches, private villas, gourmet dining and high-end designers. St Barts has an arid terrain. It is famous for the St Barts Bucket superyacht regatta
St Barts has little to no film infrastructure. Miami is the closest major production centre.
St Barts Film Location Permits. Permitting in St Barts is a very straightforward process requiring usually no more than one week for permits. Please contact us for location specific information.
When to shoot? St Barts weather is warm throughout the year. The high temperatures vary just slightly between the summer and winter months, and the humidity levels on St Barts are lower than nearby islands. Winter nights are somewhat cooler (December-March). St Barts is subject to the occasional hurricane (July-October) and moderate rainfall is commonplace during this period.
For monthly weather statistics please see here.
Please contact us for more specific weather and sun path information.
Costs. Local costs are expensive. Since little to no filming infrastructure exists all key crew and equipment must be brought in from abroad. Post needs to be done abroad.
Talent is non-union and buyouts are negotiable. St Barts offers mainly French speaking Caucasian looks. All other talent looks need to be brought in from abroad.
St Barts has no pool of directors, directors of photography and stills photographers.
Please contact us for recommended directors, DoP's and photographers for your project.
Crews are non-union. Key crew needs to be brought in. Miami is the closest major production centre should you need to look further.
Fringes. No hidden extras.
Premiums. No fixed premiums apply. We package deals for local crew / talent.
Equipment. There are no equipment houses in St Barts. Miami is the closest major production centre should you need to look further.
Art department and set construction is very basic.
Studios and backlots. None exist at present.
Tax Incentives. At present there are no tax incentives for foreign commercials or films shooting in St Barts.
Film Stock. None available locally. Miami is the closest major production centre.
Post Production. None available locally. Post abroad.
Visas and Work Permits. Entry is subject to regulations from country of origin. Contact your local St Barts embassy or representative for more information.
Transportation Infrastructure. Main roads are up to international standards. Several international airlines service flights to St Barts.
Accommodation. Recommended options in St Barts include:
Hotel Carl Gustaf
Hotel Le Toiny
Hotel Guanahani & Spa
Please contact us for corporate rates.
For longer stays we can also organize serviced apartments.
Communication. Web posted casting, scouting and videoconferencing.
Safety. St Barts is a very safe and reliable place for foreign productions to visit.
Projects. For an example of TV commercials, online advertising, corporate videos, stills campaigns, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in St Barts, please see below:
Our production service companies, line producers and fixers have serviced TV commercials, online advertising, corporate videos, stills campaigns, feature films, TV series and documentaries for:
AXA Belgium, BBC UK, Canon Singapore, Coca Cola Indonesia, Concord Canada, Dove Malaysia, Deutche Bank Germany, Dressman Sweden, Evian France, HBO USA, Heineken Ireland, Hyundai Korea, Intercontinental Hotels Global, ITC India, Kirin Japan, Kraft USA, Landrover UK, LG Korea, Meunil China, McDonalds Australia, MUFG Japan, Nikon Hong Kong, Nokia China, Orange Moblie Slovakia, Philips Netherlands, Proctor & Gamble USA, Chery Riich China, Rimowa Germany, Samsung Korea, Sinoland Hong Kong, Skipper Italy, Smirnoff USA, Sony United Arab Emirates, Stella Russia, Telefonica Spain, Vidal Sassoon China, Virgin Media UK, and much more.
If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer in St Barts, please contact us.
We are able to provide you with answers, references and bids quickly.