Marshall Islands Film & Photography Production Services & Camera Crews
Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in the Marshall Islands? Contact us for trusted fixers, producers, directors, DoPs, videographers, photographers, and full shooting crews tailored for the specific needs of your project.
Filming in the Marshall Islands
For an introduction to shooting in the Marshall Islands see below notes on film locations, permits, when to shoot, unique local stories, costs, tax incentives, crews, talent, equipment, communications, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits for filming, transport, film-friendly accommodation, and safety advice.
Marshall Islands Film Locations
Politically, The Marshall Islands are a republic with very close ties to the United States. Geographically, the Marshall Islands are part of Micronesia. The country consists of 29 low-lying coral atolls, five islands and over 1000 islets covering an area roughly the size of Texas. As well as beautiful palm-lined white sand beaches and exotic lagoons, the Marshall Islands are also known for Pacific Proving Grounds locations such as Bikini Atoll and Enewetak Atoll, sites of nuclear weapons tests in the 40’s and 50’s. Majuro is the main entry point into the Marshall Islands.
Marshall Islands Film Location Permits
Most locations are possible given time, money and the right approach. Please contact us for location specific information.
When To Shoot?
Long shoot days all year round. The cool, dry season lasts from December to April. This is the best time to shoot for weather. The humid, wet season runs from May to November. This is the best time for underwater photography conditions. For monthly weather statistics please see here.
The Coconut Cup Regatta takes place in March / April.
Public holidays may affect timing, availability and costs. See here for public holiday dates in the Marshall Islands.
Unique Local Stories
Brands are looking for local stories that match their brand narrative. Our local teams are a great lead for sourcing those unique stories and characters.
If you are looking for stories for your next shoot, send us your brief and we will pitch you ideas.
If you have a unique story you would like to pitch to a brand anywhere in the world, pitch us your idea. We have well-established processes to ensure that your ideas are properly seen and protected.
Costs & Tax Incentives
Costs. The Marshall Islands trade in the USD. Locations and talent costs themselves are inexpensive but since no filming infrastructure exists, all crew and equipment must be brought in from abroad. Most productions shoot in the Marshall Islands for specific reasons only. If you’re looking for South Pacific paradise island looks it’s possible to find these in less expensive and better serviced countries. In any case, our Marshallese 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 the Marshall Islands.
Film Crew & Talent
Crews. Local fixers and basic videographers are available locally. All other crews need to be brought in.
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 the Marshall Islands.
Talent day rates and buyouts are negotiated on a personal basis. The Marshall Islands offer Micronesian looking people. All other talent looks need to be brought in from abroad.
Marshall Islands Film Equipment
Equipment. All camera, grip and lighting equipment needs to be brought in to the Marshall Islands.
Communication. Internet access is limited.
Communication is key. Our agility and global experience allows us to customise the right communications systems for every shoot.
Web posted casting, scouting, and videoconferencing.
For clients that are unable to attend set we offer a virtual video village solution. This dedicated and secure high-resolution video streaming platform allows clients from one or multiple timezones to view setups without compromise and to participate in real-time with the team on set. Separate systems can be set up for the discrete conversations that are required to make a job run right. Working remotely with our local teams reduces your content production costs, turnaround times, carbon footprint, and risks associated with unpredictable global events.
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
Visiting crews travelling on western passports can enter the Marshall islands visa-free or with visas on arrival. There are no specific work permits required for filming.
Transport & Accommodation
Transportation Infrastructure. Local vehicle rental facilities exist on Majuro. Given the vast distances between islands travel by plane or charter boat is recommended. See here for travel information around the Marshall Islands.
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 the Marshall Islands, please see below:
Hire Marshall Islands Production Support & Shooting Crew
If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer for your shoot in the Marshall Islands, please contact us.
If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in the Marshall Islands, 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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