Just seven miles off the coast of Venezuela, the natural charms of Trinidad and Tobago — including beaches, mountains, jungles and swamps — should soon prove an increasingly attractive draw for international film and high-end TV producers.
“Productions that film in Trinidad and Tobago ideally take advantage of our landscape and culture, and as such use our effective transportation options for on-location shoots island-wide,” says Wills-Caton. “While we do not have major studios, there are production houses that can provide the basics and accommodate a small-scale production.”
A small, trained crew base can service up to two small-to-medium features or TV series at a time in the $1m-$10m budget range. A number of small studios can handle digital and green-screen work. Producers are advised to bring in heads of department.
Trinidad and Tobago is a tropical dual island republic situated seven miles off the coast of Venezuela, with beaches stretching to roughly 200 miles. The more populated Trinidad is served by the airport near the capital, about 40 minutes from island capital Port of Spain, with regular flights to the US, Latin America and London, and slightly more convoluted journeys to other parts of the world. Car rental services, taxis, RideShare (similar to Uber), or hiring a transport provider through FilmTT’s production directory are options.