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St Kitts & Nevis

St Kitts & Nevis 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 St Kitts & Nevis? Contact us for trusted fixers, producers, directors, DoPs, videographers, photographers, and full shooting crews tailored for the specific needs of your project.

Filming in St Kitts & Nevis

For an introduction to shooting in St Kitts & Nevis 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.

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.

Public holidays may affect timing, availability and costs. See here for public holiday dates in St Kitts & Nevis.

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. 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

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.

Communications. 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 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.

Down Time.

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.

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