St Vincent & The Grenadines 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 St Vincent & The Grenadines? 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 St Vincent & The Grenadines? See below for an introduction to St Vincent & The Grenadines 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. St Vincent & The Grenadines is an archipelago in the Caribbean.
St Vincent is the main island. It is known for lush mountain peaks, La Soufrière volcano, Baleine waterfall, black-sand beaches, fishing villages, Fort Charlotte, colonial architecture in the capital Kingstown, and banana plantations.
The Grenadines consist of 32 islands with secluded coves, untouched white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, spectacular coral reefs, tropical rainforest, superb sailing conditions and privately owned luxury resort islands including Mustique, Canouan, Petit Saint Vincent, and Palm Island. Tobago Cays Marine Park is popular for deserted paradise island looks and underwater photography.
St Vincent & The Grenadines were the location for two of the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
The Bequia Easter Regatta takes place in April. Vincy Mas Carnival celebrations take place in July.
St Vincent & The Grenadines Film Location Permits. Most public locations are free of charge and very easy to permit. Although all beaches are technically public property, it is best to seek permission, particularly if planning to film on beaches of private resorts. More complicated shoots involving larger setups and exclusive use of public space require a little more lead time. That said, St Vincent & The Grenadines authorities are very open to helping visiting film crews. Please contact us for location specific information.
When to shoot? St Vincent & The Grenadines has a hot, tropical climate tempered by trade winds throughout the year. The dry season is from December to May. This is the best time to film for weather. The wet season runs from June to November. St Vincent & The Grenadines sit on the edge of the hurricane belt. For monthly weather statistics please see here.
Costs. Local costs are fairly expensive since many goods need to be imported. Since little to no filming infrastructure exists all key crew and equipment must be brought in from abroad. Travel is another expensive factor, with no direct flights from the US or Europe. More remote beaches require additional travel still. Our Vincentian fixer will negotiate local deals and provide the appropriate level of production support to match every budget.
Talent day rates and buyouts are negotiable. English is the official language. Most citizens are Afro-Caribbean with some East Indian and Caucasian looks also available. All other talent looks need to be brought in from abroad. Casting facilities are limited so most casting is done in-house.
Crews. St Vincent & The Grenadines has a very small pool of directors, videographers and stills photographers. Key crew needs to be brought in. There are several good key crews scattered throughout the Caribbean. Otherwise, Miami is the closest major production centre for experienced technical 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 St Vincent & The Grenadines.
Equipment. There are no equipment houses in St Vincent & The Grenadines. In emergencies, TV stations may have some gear to rent. Otherwise Barbados is the closest production centre to source standard film equipment. More specialised camera, grip and lighting equipment can be easily brought in from major production centres such as Miami. Although St Vincent & The Grenadines is not an ATA carnet country, bringing in gear is easy and hassle free.
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 Vincent & The Grenadines.
Post Production. Best to post abroad.
Visas and Work Permits. Most nationals are allowed visa-free travel to St Vincent & The Grenadines. There are no special work permits required for film crews.
Transportation Infrastructure. Main roads are for the most part in an average condition. The best way to travel between islands is by boat or chartering a small plane. At present, there are no direct flights to St Vincent & The Grenadines from the US or Europe.
Accommodation. Recommended film friendly hotels in St Vincent & The Grenadines include:
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 St Vincent & The Grenadines, please see below:
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