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Micronesia

Micronesia 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 Micronesia? 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 Micronesia? See below for an introduction to Micronesia 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.

Micronesia Film Locations

Micronesia is made up of hundreds of small islands in the Pacific Ocean scattered over an area five times the size of France. The Philippines lie to the northwest with Papua New Guinea to the southwest. The US territory of Guam is Micronesia’s largest island as well as the main entry point by air. Micronesia film locations of interest include famous WWII wreck diving at Chuuk’s Truk Lagoon, Leluh ruins of Kosrae, Nan Madol ruins of Pohnpei, Liduduhniap twin waterfalls, Yap’s enormous stone-money banks, surf reefs, lush tropical islands with white sand beaches and turquoise seas.

Micronesia Film Location Permits

Most locations are possible given time, money and the right approach. Permission is sought on the local level. Allow more lead time for places such as Yap and Chuuk. Please contact us for more location specific information.

When To Shoot?

Micronesia offers long shoot days all year round. The hot, wet season runs from June to December. January to May have less rainfall and cooler temperatures. Pohnpei’s best surf conditions occur between October and April. For monthly weather statistics please see here.

Yap Day Festival takes place in March.

Costs & Tax Incentives

Costs. Micronesia trades in the USD. Locations and talent costs are inexpensive but since no filming infrastructure exists on the islands all crew and equipment must be brought in from abroad. Our Micronesian fixer will negotiate local deals and provide the appropriate level of production support to match every budget.

Tax Incentives. There are no tax incentives for foreign feature films or commercials shooting in Micronesia.

Film Crew & Talent

Crews. Micronesia has no locally based film or photography crews.

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 Micronesia.

Talent day rates and buyouts are negotiable. Day rates are very reasonable and negotiated on a personal basis. Micronesia talent looks include Chuukese, Pohnpeian, Yapese and Kosraean people. All other talent looks need to be brought in from abroad.

Micronesia Film Equipment

Camera, grip and lighting equipment needs to be brought in from abroad.

Art Department, Studios, Backlots, & Post Production

Art Department and set construction are very minimal.

Studios and Backlots don’t exist.

Post Production. None available locally.

Visas & Work Permits

All nationals can enter Micronesia visa-free for periods of up to 30 or 90 days, depending on the country. US crews can stay and work indefinitely.

Transport & Accommodation

Transportation Infrastructure. Several international airlines offer flights to Guam. Getting around locally, United Airlines also offers an island-hopper service. Boat travel is also possible although the distances can be quite far.

Accommodation. Contact us for recommended options and guest stays with local villages.

Final Notes

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 Micronesia, please see below:

Hire Micronesia Production Support & Shooting Crew

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

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Micronesia, such as a director, DoP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, please contact us.

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