Written by Kianna Best on Feb 22, 2023. Posted in General Interest

Advertorial: Madrid, a city to tell great film and tv stories

The city of Madrid was used as a set for 66 series, 47 fiction films and more than 380 advertisements in 2022, according to data from the Madrid Film Office, Madrid City Council's film and audiovisual promotion office.


Among the films shot last year, we find titles such as Daniel Calparsoro’s Todos los nombres de Dios, produced by Second Gen Pictures, TriPictures and Wanda Visión. The film will include some impressive scenes shot in the main Street that crosses the city, Gran Vía, which was closed for filming across two Sundays. Also in Madrid, Películas Pendelton and Morena Films produced Campeonex, Javier Fesser’s continuation of his successful Campeones, which Hollywood has just remade. Renown director Víctor Erice (The Spirit of the Beehive) also shot in Madrid his return to behind the camera after 30 years, Cerrar los ojos, produced by Nautilus Films, Pecado Films and Tandem Films.




Madrid has become a major series production hub, with headquarters of the main international streaming and production companies concentrated in the region (Netflix, Amazon, HBO, ViacomCBS, etc.). Among the series that found their ideal filming location in Madrid in 2022, adaptations of great literary successes stand out. These include Reina Roja, produced by Dopamine and Focus for Amazon Prime based on the successful novels by Juan Gómez Jurado, and La novia gitana and La red púrpura, produced by ViacomCBS International Studios, Atresmedia TV and Diagonal TV, which bring to the big screen the series Inspector Elena Blanco written by Carmen Mola.



Madrid has also been the filming location of Mentiras pasajeras (Paramount+), the second series produced by El Deseo (the production company of the Almodóvar brothers), in collaboration with ViacomCBS, as well as the British series Kaos (Sister, All3Media, Brightstar for Netflix), that adapts Greek mythology to the present. Madrid has also intensified its relations with the Latin American community through several projects aimed at that market, such as Las pelotaris (produced by The Mediapro Studio and TelevisaUnivisión) and Los artistas (Isla Audiovisual), both VIX+ (Televisa Univisión), and Montecristo, produced by Secuoya Studio for the Pantaya.


Many of these projects had the support of Madrid Film Office, which offered assistance to more than 557 different projects in 2022, representing an increase of 39.8% compared to the previous year.


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