All audiences want to be swept off their feet and taken to faraway lands. Movies filmed in foreign locations act as virtual vacation for countries where the masses can rarely afford international travel. They instantly scale up the number of people that may buy a ticket, whether it be for the film or the country it was shot in. However, filming abroad in premium locations is looked at as extravagant and overtly expensive affairs.
Production HQ is here to make the world an accessible and affordable playground for any filmmaker or production house wanting to bring their audiences foreign goodness at local prices. Services can be provided for every stage of the production process, and we easily maneuver logistics across multiple countries around the world. The most premium of these countries are the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom is the perfect combination of the old and the new. It’s history, culture, landscape, climate and aesthetic are not paralleled by any other country in the West. One can walk across centuries of time within walking distance in Central London, where age old untouched architecture stands alongside modern marvels like ‘The Egg’ or ‘The Shard’.Fantasy and history ooze from Wales and Scotland as the castles and churches litter the divine scenery. It has sunk its way into the hearts and minds of the world, and especially India, where an astounding number of Bollywood and ad productions find their way, to the UK. Not to mention almost all of the Hollywood blockbusters right from Bond films, Jurassic Park Series, Star wars series, Avengers and Marvel films, Numerous Walt Disney films like Beauty and the Beast to Mary Poppins among the many.
The United Kingdom offers the best infrastructure for filmmakers in Europe. Their cultural and human diversity make it a melting pot for talent to converge into. They offer amazing financial incentives that welcome the foreign filmmaker and provide access to the latest filmmaking technology and equipment alongside locations and terrain of all kinds and ages. It’s climatic and seasonal diversity add to the charm as each season brings with it a completely new landscape, distinctly. Adding to all of that is the unique discipline and aesthetic inculcated on English film sets, which make every set come alive with articulate imagination and technique in complete coordination.
With an epic cityscape that spans across the Big Ben and over the River Thames, Canary Warf and Millennium Bridge, London has one of the most picturesque settings in the world. Its spectacular skyline, atmospheric streets bursting with character, and a pulsing nightlife make it conducive to shooting some of the most striking scenes in film.
It is not without reason that London features extensively in scores of famous Bollywood and Hollywood films. From Dilwale Dulhania Lejayenge, Namastey London, Mohabbatein to Braveheart, Closer and of course, the Harry Potter films, the city singlehandedly provides ample fodder for your backdrop and film setting requirements. Whether you want to film the day-to-day lives of your characters or capture the thrill and adventure of a racy plot, take your pick from neighbourhoods like Southall, the iconic London Eye,London Bridge and Oxford Street.
London however, is just the tip of the iceberg. Other cities in England and Scotland offer uniquely different modern landscapes, with the possibility of seeming like any European city depending on where you look.
On the other hand, a multitude of ancient castles and royal palaces replete with history offer a contrasting, more traditional setting for film. Cathedrals, battlefields and monasteries galore provide a plethora of grand old options which date back to centuries ago. After all, the UK is home to the enigmatic Stonehenge as well as Windsor Castle and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Westminster Abbey and the Great Conservatory at Syon Park are but a few of the sites to have been filmed several times over. The water jets of Somerset House, Georgian architecture from the 18th century and its temples built with the trademark honey-coloured stone have made Bath in southwest England a delight for camerahappy tourists and film-makers alike.
UK’s changing seasons through the year paint the already picturesque region with a palette of myriad hues. Four distinct seasons— spring, summer, autumn and winter each imbue the country with uniquely different characteristics during their respective reigns. Experience autumn’s brilliant shades of warm orange-red and the crunch of dry, steadily falling leaves, winter’s dark, bone-chilling cold, or summer’s bright, pleasant sunshine peppered with the occasional drizzle.