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St Kitts & Nevis

St Kitts & Nevis 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 Kitts & Nevis? 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 Kitts & Nevis? See below for an introduction to St Kitts & Nevis 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 Kitts & Nevis Film Locations

The Caribbean islands of St Kitts & Nevis are of volcanic origin, with large central peaks covered in tropical rainforest. Locations of particular interest to filmmakers and photographers include beautiful white sand beaches, underwater photography, sugarcane plantations, the picturesque capital Basseterre, Brimstone Hill forts, and plantation homes. St Kitts is home to the famous drunk monkeys of Turtle Beach.

St Kitts & Nevis Film Location Permits

In many cases film permits are not required to shoot in St Kitts & Nevis. Where film permits are required, the process is generally fast and straightforward. For instance, drone filming at Brimstone Hill National Park and Fortress, requires permission from aviation authorities as the location lies in the flight path. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

St Kitts & Nevis has a hot, tropical climate tempered by trade winds throughout the year. The warm, dry season runs from November to April. This is the best time to film for weather. The hot, rainy season which runs from May to October is also the hurricane season. For monthly weather statistics please see here. 

The St Kitts Carnival takes place in December / January.

Costs & Tax Incentives

Costs. Unlike much of the Caribbean, costs in St Kitts & Nevis are relatively reasonable. Since little to no filming infrastructure exists all key crew and equipment must be brought in from abroad. Our St Kitts & Nevis fixer will negotiate local deals and provide the appropriate level of production support to match every budget.

Tax Incentives. At present there are no tax incentives for foreign commercials or films shooting in St Kitts & Nevis.

Film Crew & Talent

Crews. St Kitts & Nevis has a very small pool of 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 Kitts & Nevis.

Talent day rates and buyouts are negotiable. Most citizens are Afro-Caribbean with some Indo-Caribbean and Caucasian talent also available. All other talent looks need to be brought in from abroad.

St Kitts & Nevis Film Equipment

There are no camera, grip or lighting equipment houses in St Kitts & Nevis. Miami is the closest major production centre should you need to look further. For productions intending to bring in equipment, St Kitts & Nevis is not an ATA carnet country.

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

Film crews travelling on western passports can enter visa-free for stays of less than 90 days. No work permits required to shoot St Kitts & Nevis.

Transport & Accommodation

Transportation Infrastructure. Main roads are in an average condition. The islands are small and all areas are accessible within minutes. There is a ferry service operating between the islands. Several international airlines service flights to St Kitts & Nevis.

Accommodation. Recommended film friendly hotels in St Kitts & Nevis include:

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club
Four Seasons
Montpelier Plantation Inn

Please contact us for corporate rates.

For longer stays we can also organize serviced apartments.

Final Notes

Safety. St Kitts & Nevis is a very safe and reliable place for foreign productions to visit. 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 Kitts & Nevis, please see below:

Hire St Kitts & Nevis 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 Kitts & Nevis, please contact us.

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in St Kitts & Nevis, 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.