Trinidad & Tobago
Film Locations. Port of Spain’s Carnival celebrations. Mountain rainforests. Waterfalls. Beaches. Coral reefs. Colonial looks. Caroni Bird Sanctuary. Fort George. Trinidad is one of the Caribbean's most industrial islands owing to the influence of the petroleum industry.
Trinidad and Tobago Film Location Permits. Most locations are possible given time, money and the right approach. Please contact us for location specific information.
When to shoot? Tropical climate. There is a dry season between January and May and a wet season from June to December. Trinidad and Tobago lies just south of the hurricane belt.
For monthly weather statistics please see here.
Please contact us for more specific weather and sun path information.
Costs. 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. English is the official language. Trinidad and Tobago offers mainly Indo-Trinidadian and Afro-Trinidadian looks with some Caucasian, Chinese and Syrian looks also available. All other talent looks need to be brought in from abroad.
Trinidad and Tobago has no pool of 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 needs to be brought in. Miami is the closest major production centre should you need to look further.
Fringes. No hidden extras.
Premiums. No fixed premiums apply. We package deals for local crew / talent.
Equipment. There are no equipment houses in Antigua. Miami is the closest major production centre should you need to look further.
Art department and set construction is very basic.
Studios and backlots. None exist at present.
Tax Incentives. At present there are no tax incentives for foreign commercials or films shooting in Trinidad and Tobago.
Film Stock. None available locally. Miami is the closest major production centre.
Post Production. None available locally. Post abroad.
Visas and Work Permits. Entry is subject to regulations from country of origin. Contact your local Trinidad and Tobago embassy or representative for more information.
Transportation Infrastructure. Main roads are up to international standards. Several international airlines service flights to Trinidad and Tobago.
Accommodation. Recommended options in Trinidad and Tobago include:
Le Grand Courlan Resort & Spa
Coco Reef Tobago
Grafton Beach Resort
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
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 Trinidad & Tobago, 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 Trinidad and Tobago, please contact us.
We are able to provide you with answers, references and bids quickly.