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Nauru

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

Nauru Film Locations

Nauru is a small equatorial, oval-shaped island nation in Micronesia. Nauru is the world’s smallest island nation, covering just 21km². The main film location of interest is the lunar-like landscape of the interior, left that way after phosphate reserves were depleted. Jagged limestone pinnacles rise up to 15m high. Nauru is ringed by a beautiful coral reef although strong currents make underwater photography difficult.

Nauru Film Location Permits

Most locations are possible given time, money and the right approach. Media access to the Nauru detention centre is tightly controlled by the Nauruan government. Please contact us for more location specific information.

When To Shoot?

The equatorial location means long shoot days all year round. Nauru has a wet season from November to October and dry season from March to October. The dry season is the best time to film for weather. For monthly weather statistics please see here.

Costs & Tax Incentives

Costs. Nauru trades in the Australian Dollar. Locations and talent costs are inexpensive but since no filming infrastructure exists on the island all crew and equipment must be brought in from abroad. It is possible to get similar location looks in less expensive and better serviced production centres. Our Nauruan 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 feature films or commercials shooting in Nauru.

Film Crew & Talent

Crews. There are no film and photography crews based in Nauru.

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 Nauru.

Talent. There are only 14,000 people living on Nauru. Talent day rates and buyouts are negotiable. Nauru offers a combination of Micronesian and Polynesian looks.

Nauru Film Equipment

Equipment. Needs to be brought in from abroad.

Communication. Limited, slow internet.

Art Department, Studios, Backlots, & Post Production

Art department and set construction. Bring in team from abroad. 

Studios. None.

Post Production. None available locally.

Visas & Work Permits

Visas are required to enter Nauru. There is no need for work permits to film in Nauru.

Transport & Accommodation

Transportation Infrastructure. Nauru is so small that it takes less than one hour to drive right around it. Our Airline is the only airline offering flights to Nauru.

Accommodation. Not many options available. Contact us for special rates.

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 Nauru, please see below:

Hire Nauru Production Support & Shooting Crew

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

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Nauru, 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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