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Turks and Caicos

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

Filming in Turks and Caicos

For an introduction to shooting in Turks and Caicos 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.

Turks and Caicos Film Locations

Film locations of interest include paradise white sand beaches and azure seas, coral reefs, luxurious resorts and villas, cruise ships, old lighthouse, underwater filming, caves, picturesque golf courses and British colonial architecture. Turks and Caicos is also known for Humpback Whale migration and Rock Iguanas. Parrot Cay is a private islands resort popular with the rich and famous. Chalk Sound is a beautiful natural lagoon located on the southwest of Providenciales.

Turks and Caicos Film Location Permits

Permitting is a quick and easy process. Most locations are possible given time, money and the right approach. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

Turks and Caicos has a tropical climate tempered by trade winds. The islands experience 350 days of sunshine every year, with little variation in temperatures. Turks and Caicos is generally warmer with less rain and humidity than its Caribbean neighbors. The driest period is from December to June. The wet season is from July to November, with little actual rainfall, but still the chance of a hurricane. For monthly weather statistics please see here.

The Big South Regatta is held in May.

Public holidays may affect timing, availability and costs. See here for public holiday dates in Turks and Caicos.

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. Local costs are relatively expensive since most goods need to be imported. Since little to no filming infrastructure exists all key crew and equipment must be brought in from abroad. Local transport is expensive. Accommodation particularly during the busy dry period can also be very expensive. Turks and Caicos trades in the USD. Our Turks and Caicos Islander 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 Turks and Caicos.

Film Crew & Talent

Crews. Turks and Caicos has a very small pool of directors, videographers and stills photographers. Turks and Caicos only has some supporting crew. Key crew needs to be brought in. Miami is the closest major production centre only a 1.5hr flight away 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 Turks and Caicos.

Talent day rates and buyouts are negotiable. The official language is English. Turks and Caicos has a small pool of talent looks consisting mainly of Afro-Caribbean and some Caucasian looks. All other talent needs to be brought in from abroad. There are no casting agencies. Street casting is required.

Turks and Caicos Film Equipment

Equipment. There are no camera, grip or lighting equipment houses in Turks and Caicos. Miami is the closest major production centre should you need to look further. Turks and Caicos is not an ATA carnet country but bringing in gear is quick and easy.

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. There are no post production facilities in Turks and Caicos.

Visas & Work Permits

Crews travelling on western passports can enter Turks and Caicos visa-free for stays of up to 90 days. Work permits are not required to film in Turks and Caicos.

Transport & Accommodation

Transportation Infrastructure. Main roads are up to international standards. Travel between islands is best done by boat. Several international airlines service flights to Providenciales.

Accommodation. Recommended film friendly hotels in Turks and Caicos include:

The Tuscany
Meridian Club

Grace Bay Club

Parrot Cay

Please contact us for corporate rates.

For longer stays we can also organize serviced apartments.

Final Notes

Safety. Turks and Caicos 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 Turks and Caicos, please see below:

Hire Turks and Caicos Production Support & Shooting Crew

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

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Turks and Caicos, 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.