Boomtown Productions: Location filming expertise in the UAE
Boomtown Productions was founded in 1999 and offers world-class regional filming expertise in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai and Abu Dhabi offer modern, cosmopolitan cities next to the desert and the beach with mountainous terrain less than an hour away.
Couple these landscapes with generous filming incentives, a diverse and multicultural population and 365 days of sunshine a year and you have a seriously competitive international production location.
Boomtown Productions has been there from the start. Boomtown’s founder Shane Martin has been directing and producing commercials and content in the Middle East for the last 30 years and has been instrumental in the creation of a viable, professional production industry in Dubai and the UAE.
Boomtown’s founder Shane Martin has been directing and producing commercials and content in the Middle East for the last 30 years.
“Like the region itself, the film industry in Dubai and Abu Dhabi has developed dramatically over the last ten years,” Martin explains: “Today it’s moving into a similar league as established international production locations like Cape Town, Buenos Aires and Eastern Europe.”
The UAE has a very serious commitment to developing the film industry in the region. Evidence of this includes film commissions for both Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the newly built Dubai Studio City, which offers studios on a similar scale to Pinewood. Abu Dhabi offers 30% cash rebate on all local production spend for commercials as well as feature films.
Current feature films in production in the region include Universal’s Fast and Furious 7, Ali F Mostafa’s A to B with Twofour54 and ImageNation, and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Deliver us from Evil, all via the Abu Dhabi Film Commission.
Today the region boasts experienced, multicultural crew and all the latest production equipment, including the recently arrived Russian Arm from Gamma Engineering. As a thriving media hub with an unparalleled variety of locations, unrivalled flight connections, and exceptional filming incentives, it’s never been easier to shoot in the UAE.
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