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St Barts

St Barts 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 Barts? 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 Barts? See below for an introduction to St Barts 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.

St Barts Film Locations

St Barts is a small, volcanic island located in the northwest Caribbean. It has long been considered a playground of the rich and famous with its beautiful pristine beaches, private villas, gourmet dining and high-end boutiques. St Barts has an arid terrain. Paradise beaches of note include Saline Beach, Gouverneur Beach, Colombier Beach, and Flamands Beach.

St Barts Film Location Permits

Permitting in St Barts is a very straightforward process requiring usually no more than one week for permits. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

St Barts weather is warm throughout the year. The high temperatures vary just slightly between the summer and winter months, and the humidity levels on St Barts are lower than nearby islands. Winter nights are somewhat cooler (December to March). St Barts is subject to the occasional hurricanes (July to October) and moderate rainfall is commonplace during this period. For monthly weather statistics please see here.

The St Barts Bucket Superyacht Regatta takes place in March.

Costs & Tax Incentives

Costs. Local costs are expensive. The Euro is the official currency and the USD is also accepted. Since little to no filming infrastructure exists all key crew and equipment must be brought in from abroad. Our Barthélemois fixer will negotiate local deals and provide the appropriate level of production support to match every budget.

Tax Incentives. France offers a 20% tax rebate (TRIP) for qualifying foreign features and TV productions shooting in St Barts.

Film Crew & Talent

Crews. St Barts has a very small pool of local directors, videographers and stills photographers. Key crew needs to be brought in. Miami is the closest major production centre should you need to look further.

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 Barts.

Talent day rates and buyouts are negotiable. St Barts offers mainly French speaking Caucasian looks. All other talent looks need to be brought in from abroad.

St Barts Film Equipment

There are no camera, grip or lighting equipment houses in St Barts. Miami is the closest major production centre should you need to look further.

Art Department, Studios, Backlots, & Post Production

Art department and set construction is very basic.

Studios and backlots. None exist at present.

Post Production. None available locally. Post abroad.

Visas & Work Permits

Crews travelling on western passports can enter visa free for stays of up to 90 days. There is no work permit required to film in St Barts.

Transport & Accommodation

Transportation Infrastructure. Main roads are up to international standards. Several international airlines service flights to St Barts.

Accommodation. Recommended film friendly hotels in St Barts include:

Hotel Taiwana
Hotel Carl Gustaf

Hotel Le Toiny
Hotel Guanahani & Spa

Please contact us for corporate rates.

For longer stays we can also organize serviced apartments.

Final Notes

Safety. St Barts is a very safe and reliable place for foreign productions to visit. See here for more information.

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 Barts, please see below:

Hire St Barts Production Support & Shooting Crew

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

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in St Barts, 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.

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