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Liberia

Liberia 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 Liberia? 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 Liberia? See below for an introduction to Liberia 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. Liberia’s landscape is characterized by mostly flat to rolling coastal plains with mangroves and swamps, which rise to a rolling plateau and low mountains in the northeast. Tropical rainforests cover the hills, while elephant grass and semi-deciduous forests make up the dominant vegetation in northern Liberia. Locations of particular interest to filmmakers and photographers include Sapo National Park, Kpa-Tawe Waterfalls, Blue Lake, Piso Lake, surf beaches, the world’s largest rubber plantation, and unique traditional fishing villages. The capital Monrovia is a large, sprawling city.

Liberia has hosted productions such as Johnny Mad Dog and Pray the Devil Back to Hell.

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

When to shoot? The equatorial climate is hot all year round. The rainy season runs from May to October. High humidity levels make it feel hotter than it is. The heavy downpours of the period are usually broken up by a fortnight of good weather in July or August. Surf breaks are best from April to August. November to March is the dry season marked by Harmattan winds that make the coastal belt particularly arid. The dry season is the best time to shoot for weather. For monthly weather statistics please see here.

Most Liberian festivals and events are based on the Christian and Muslim calendars.

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. Our Liberian fixer will negotiate local deals and provide the appropriate level of production support to match every budget.

Talent day rates and buyouts are negotiable. Liberia has 16 African indigenous groups. Some Lebanese, Indian and Caucasian looks are also available. All other talent needs to be brought in from abroad. English is the official language in Liberia.

Crews. Liberia has a very small local pool of directors, videographers and stills photographers. Key crew must 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 Liberia.

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 Liberia.

Post Production. Post abroad.

Visas and Work Permits. Visiting crews are required to have entry visas. Work permits are not required. Contact your local Liberian embassy or representative for more information.

Transportation Infrastructure. Some major roads are paved. Rural roads are unpaved and slow going especially during the rainy season when many become impassable. Our Liberian film fixer organises safe and reliable 4WD transport. Several international airlines service flights to Liberia.

Accommodation. Film friendly hotels in Liberia:

Hilton Garden Inn

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. See here for vaccinations required for Liberia.

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 Liberia, please see below:

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

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