For decades, Cuba was a no-go place for most international productions, particularly from the US. Which was a pity, considering its unique choice of locations: pristine nature and urban landscapes that sometimes don’t require extra work to look like 50-70 years ago. Now all of this unexplored beauty can be accessed, given the proper preparation work.
Plus, Cuba is still relatively not spoiled by foreign visitors in terms of costs and openness of the locals, and has some of the best-skilled film staff in the Spanish-speaking world.
Why with us
Russia and Russians still enjoy the best in the world relationship with Cuba. You can’t really underestimate this factor. Many things are much easier to get permitted just because we are the Russian company, operating in Cuba.
Unlike most of the production companies, providing production services in Cuba, we have physical presence there, implying local manpower, gear and the office.
What of no less importance, we have our banking account in a Cuban bank, so unlike most of the productions we have no issues with cashflow at all.
Visas and Customs
Despite recent steps towards being more open to the world, one shouldn’t underestimate the importance of complying with government regulations while organizing filming in Cuba.
Passport holders of most Western nations need a visa to come to Cuba. All of the crew needs to get temporary work permits from the Cuban government. This is a responsibility of a local production company and can take between one week and months, depending on the nature of the project.
Thanks to a relative thaw in relations over the past few years, US authorities no longer prohibit US citizens from travelling to Cuba. However, certain regulations need to be complied with. Contact us for more information.
Cuba is not a Carnet ATA country, so import of filming equipment should be approached seriously and dealt with by a local partner.
Havana airport operates daily flights from many nations across the world. It’s possible to get to Cuba from any major hub in the US or in Europe with maximum one stop in less than 10 hours in total.
Select a country
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Korea (North Korea)
- Korea (South Korea)
- New Zealand
- Russian Federation
- Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
- Taiwan, Republic of China
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States
Selected TV Credits