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Cape Verde

Cape Verde Film & Photography Production Services.

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Cape Verde? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.

Want to know more about shooting in Cape Verde? See below for an introduction to Cape Verde locations, permits, when to shoot, costs, talent, crews, equipment, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits, film friendly hotels, transport, communications and safety advice.

Film Locations. Located off the coast of West Africa, Cape Verde is an archipelago made up of ten islands. Locations of interest to filmmakers and photographers include beachfront resorts, active volcanoes, paradise white and black sand beaches, surf breaks, underwater photography, salt flats, sugarcane fields and banana plantations spread along the base of towering mountains.

Cape Verde Film Location Permits. Most locations are possible given time, money and the right approach. Please contact us for location specific information.

When to shoot? Cape Verde has a temperate climate. The rainy season is from August to October. Rains tend to come in short downpours. The best time to film in Cape Verde is from February to June when the days are long and sunny. Underwater photography conditions are good all year round. For monthly weather statistics please see here.

The colourful Cape Verde Carnival takes place in February.

Costs. Locations, local talent and support crew are inexpensive but since little to no filming infrastructure exists all key crew and equipment must be brought in from abroad. The remote location means other imported goods are also expensive so come prepared. Our Cape Verdean fixer will negotiate local deals and provide the appropriate level of production support to match every budget.

Talent day rates and buyouts are negotiable. Cape Verdeans are predominately mestizos, a people of mixed African and European decent. All other talent looks need to be brought in from abroad.

Crews. Cape Verde has a very small pool of local directors, directors of photography and stills photographers. Key crew should be brought in from abroad.

Contact us if you are looking for a director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew for your shoot in Cape Verde.

Equipment. You will need to bring in all camera, grip and lighting equipment from abroad.

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 Cape Verde.

Post Production. Post abroad.

Visas and Work Permits. Most passport holders are required to obtain a visa to enter Cape Verde. Visas can either be obtained from your closest Cape Verde embassy or consulate, or in person on arrival at any of the Cape Verde international airports. Visas are valid for a period of up to 90 days.

Transportation Infrastructure. Roads are of a fair standard, although most paved roads are narrow and winding. Domestic flights are available to most inhabited islands. Several international airlines service flights to Cape Verde with international airports on the islands of Sal, Santiago, Boa Vista and São Vicente.

Accommodation. Recommended film friendly hotels in Cape Verde:

Hotel Morabeza
Riu Garopa

Please contact us for corporate rates.

For longer stays we can also organize serviced apartments.

Communication. Web posted casting, scouting and videoconferencing.

Safety. See here for up to date travel advice.

Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in Cape Verde, please see below:

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer in Cape Verde, please contact us.

We are able to provide you with answers, references and bids quickly.