FILM & PHOTO PRODUCTION SERVICES IN COLOMBIA
Red Creek is the Go-To Company for Your Next Commercial or Photography Production in Colombia. If you are looking for the perfect location for your next shoot, Red Creek manages locations and bids from all over the Americas, giving you the seasons, scenery, quality crews and production value your clients demand. The Red Creek Colombia service producers have years of experience working all over the region and provide your projects with access to the best available teams and talent for the job, be it a commercial, print ad, film, documentary or miniseries. Our producers in Colombia are seasoned professionals who say what the think and think what they say, delivering high-quality results, smooth execution and happy clients, on a budget.
Colombia ranks 3rd in the world on the Happy Planet Country Index. This may be because it sits right at the top of the South American continent and is the only country which borders on two oceans, the Pacific and the Atlantic.
Colombia has made immense strides forward in recent years. It recently signed a Free Trade Agreement with the United States, and recent laws passed in 2003 and 2012 have helped to attract international production has already encouraged many of the major U.S. studios to shoot here.
Nouriel Roubini, one of the only credible economists left standing after 2008, recently labeled Colombia as one of the three most promising countries in South and Central America.
Colombia is one of the most bio-diverse countries on the planet, which speaks strongly about its wide variety of geography and its respect for ecology. There are five clearly defined areas: 1) The Pacific Coast region; 2) The Caribbean Coast region; 3) the Andes Mountain region; 4) The Temperate Plains region and 5) the Amazon Rainforest region. Colombia has beaches, mountains, pastures, forests and rivers in its national parks, which attract eco-tourists every year.
Its colonial past has left Colombia with a strong cultural heritage. The walled city of Cartagena and the old town area in Bogota are prime examples of its Spanish past. However the recently signed Free Trade Agreement with the United States shows more about where Colombia is headed. In the larger cities, living standards resemble those of Miami. Infrastructure improvements in recent years include new airports, metro and cablecar systems in Medellin and Bogota, and an extensive network of national highways.
What makes Colombia unique is its combination of altitude and geography: Colombians talk about the climate as it goes up: as the altitude changes, so does the climate. Climate zones range from tropical jungle and long Caribbean sand beaches at sea-level through to year-round snowy peaks in the areas higher than 4500m. Below 900 meters (2,953 ft), temperatures range from 24 to 38º C (75.2 to 100.4º F), and with every change in altitude of 1000m, the temperature falls about 6ºC.
Most of the country's population and most of the main cities are in the temperate zone, and despite the fact that the equator crosses the southern part of the country, Bogota, the capital city, experiences a spring-like climate year round.
Due to the wide variation in geography and altitude, there are significant differences in climate throughout the country, however in the Andean region the main dry season falls between December and March.
Talent and Casting
Colombia is home to a broad mix of ethnicities. While originally colonized by Spanish immigrants, Colombia before and after World War II attracted Europeans--including Poles, Lithuanians, English and Irish--who emigrated to Colombia in significant numbers. More recently Colombia has become home to immigrants from the Middle East, China and Japan.
With a population of over 46 million, Colombia is the third most populated country in South America after Brazil and Mexico.
Laws passed in 2003 and modified in 2012 to provide substantial tax incentives for film production have engendered a local production boom, which in turn has helped to grow and sustain local talent.
Crew, Equipment and Post
New service companies are flocking to Colombia. In 2009 Cine Color, the successful Argentine film lab with branches in Chile, Brazil and Mexico opened its full-service 35mm film lab with complete digital transfer and post-production services.
Equipment houses in Colombia offer the latest equipment, and sometimes are the only source in South America for gear such as Motion Control shoots. What can't be found in Colombia can be easily brought from Miami.
Most international flights land in Bogota's El Nuevo Dorado International Airport, which is the fourth largest airport in South and Central America after Mexico and Sao Paulo.
Direct flights arrive direct from major cities in Europe, as well as from New York and Miami and other points in the Americas. The flight from Miami is a mere 3 hours.
The standard time zone in Colombia is GMT -05, placing the country in the same time zone as New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami and Toronto.
Bogota, Medellin and Cali all have excellent hotels for the sophisticated business traveller. On the coast, hotels in Cartagena and many smaller places on the beach offer a wide variety of choices for the business or leisure traveller.
Map of Colombia: www.amigosdevilla.it/mapas/pais/Colombia.html