Film Locations. Guyana can be divided into four natural regions; a narrow and fertile marshy plain along the Atlantic (low coastal plain) coast where most of the population lives, then a white sand belt more inland (hilly sand and clay region), the dense rainforests (Forested Highland Region) across the middle of the country, the grassy flat savannah in the south and finally the larger interior highlands (interior savannah) consisting mostly of mountains that gradually rise to the Brazilian border. Guyana also offers beaches, rice fields, British colonial architecture, and high floral and faunal biodiversity. Guyana's most notable location is the majestic Kaieteur Falls.
Guyana Film Location Permits. Most locations are possible given time, money and the right approach. Please contact us for location specific information.
When to shoot? Guyana has a subtropical climate with long sunlight hours all year around marked by uniformly high temperatures, humidity and rainfall. There are two wet seasons - May to July and November to January.
For monthly weather statistics please see here.
Please contact us for more specific weather and sun path information.
Costs. The favorable exchange rate means that your currency goes far in Guyana. Locations, local talent and support crew are inexpensive but since little to no filming infrastructure exists all key crew and equipment must be brought in from abroad.
Talent is non-union and buyouts are negotiable. Day rates are very reasonable and negotiated on a personal basis.
Casting facilities are rather undeveloped in Guyana so street casting is often required.
Most Guyanese are East Indian and Afro-Caribbean. Some mixed and Amerindian looks also exists. All other looks need to be brought in from abroad. English is the official language.
Creative talent. Guyana has no pool of local directors, directors of photography and stills photographers.
Please contact us for recommended directors, DoP's and photographers for your project.
Crews are non-union. Key crew must be brought in from abroad. Supporting crews speak fluent English.
Fringes and Premiums. No hidden extras. Guyana works on a twelve hour day. No fixed premiums apply. We package deals for local crew / talent.
Equipment needs to be brought in from abroad. Basic equipment can be brought in from Venezuela. More specialized equipment can be brought in from Miami.
Art department and set construction is very limited in Guyana.
Studios and backlots. None exist at present.
Tax Incentives. At present there are no tax incentives for foreign commercials or films shooting in Guyana.
Film Stock. No film stock available locally. Best to bring in from Miami.
Post Production. No post production facilities exist at present. Rushes go to Miami.
Visas and Work Permits. Entry is subject to regulations from country of origin. Contact your local Guyanese embassy / representative for more information.
Transportation. The road system is quite undeveloped. The capital Georgetown is serviced internationally by the following airlines: BWIA International Airways, North American Airlines, Universal Airlines, Caribbean Star Airlines, Liat Airlines.
Accommodation. Recommended hotels in Georgetown include:
Le Meridien Pegasus
Please contact us for corporate rates.
For longer stays we can also organize serviced apartments.
Communication. Web posted casting, scouting and videoconferencing.
Safety. See here for up to date travel advice.
Projects. For an example of TV commercials, online advertising, corporate videos, stills campaigns, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in Guyana, please see below:
Our production service companies, line producers and fixers have serviced TV commercials, online advertising, corporate videos, stills campaigns, feature films, TV series and documentaries for:
AXA Belgium, BBC UK, Canon Singapore, Coca Cola Indonesia, Concord Canada, Dove Malaysia, Deutche Bank Germany, Dressman Sweden, Evian France, HBO USA, Heineken Ireland, Hyundai Korea, Intercontinental Hotels Global, ITC India, Kirin Japan, Kraft USA, Landrover UK, LG Korea, Meunil China, McDonalds Australia, MUFG Japan, Nikon Hong Kong, Nokia China, Orange Moblie Slovakia, Philips Netherlands, Proctor & Gamble USA, Chery Riich China, Rimowa Germany, Samsung Korea, Sinoland Hong Kong, Skipper Italy, Smirnoff USA, Sony United Arab Emirates, Stella Russia, Telefonica Spain, Vidal Sassoon China, Virgin Media UK, and much more.
If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer in Guyana, please contact us.
We are able to provide you with answers, references and bids quickly.