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  • mehdi lahlou

    I’m coming to Europe shortly to begin some research for a WWII project. I’ll be in Normandy (France), Belgium (Bastogne, Ardennes region) and Holland (Arnhem, Nijmegen). I’m interested in making contact with location/production people and film commissions in those areas. Your help in these areas would be much appreciated.
    Patrick Mignano

    Justin Quah

    Hi Patrick, for Normany I suggest that you make some contact with the following two Normandy Film Commissions.(1) The Basse-Normandie office of the Normandy Film Commission provides a variety of free services for french or foreign filmmakers wishing to shoot in Basse-Normandie. Feature films, shorts, commercials, videos, whatever the nature of the project, this service, created in January 2001 in Lower Normandy, offers logistical support and administrative support to facilitate the pre-production and production stages.

    Johanne Prat
    Basse-Normandie Film Commission
    Maison de l’Image Basse-Normandie
    4 avenue de Cambridge
    14 204 Hérouville Saint-Clair

    Tel : 02 31 06 23 23
    Fax : 02 31 06 23 20
    Mail :

    The other Normandy Film Commission is on my next reply to your posting.

    Justin Quah

    (2) Normandy Film commission / Upper Normandy office: Working within the Pôle Image Haute-Normandie, the Upper Normandy Film Commission provides a variety of free services for French and foreign filmmakers wishing to shoot in Upper Normandy.The Normandy Film Commission offers logistical and administrative support to facilitate the pre-production and production stages. – Location scouting assistance – Recce, scouting / Locations database – Network of Professional Contacts etc..

    Nùria Rodriguez, responsable
    Carole Laumier, ch. de mission
    Upper-Normandy Film Commission
    73 rue Martainville
    76000 Rouen

    Tel : 02 35 70 70 41
    Fax : 02 35 70 35 71
    Mail :

    I hope this has been of some help. Alternatively please contact the French National Film Commission. There website is in English:

    Goodluck with your project.


    Hello my name’s Carole, I’m contacting you from the Haute-Normandie locations.
    Please contact me from your film.
    Carole laumier
    02 35 70 70 43 – 02 35 70 20 21 –

    Dear Patrick, I’m a french production manager and I will be very happy to assist and help you on your project. I could work as a free lance producer or help you with my production service company depending of your needs and requests. I will be happy to advise you with my long expertise of France ( and Europe ). I’m in the business for many years and have many references and credits that could guaranty my service. I have been shooting already in several places that you mention. You can call me on my mobile +33607287484 or by mail on All my best regards. Jean-Patrick (JP) Costantini

    Dear Patrick, I’m a french executive producer and i own a Company called Full Moon Films.I will be really happy to help you on your project. I could work as a free lance producer or help you with my production service company depending of your needs and requests. i have already shot in all the country you are mentionning and have very good contacts in those different places…
    I propose you to visit my website to have an idea of my
    Do not hesitate ot contact me whenever you want..
    My French Mobile : +33 6745 16036
    My Italian Mobile : + 39 33940 71913
    Or by e-mail :
    Hope to hearing from you soon;

    Dear Patrick,
    We could help you out for the Holland (and if necessary also Belgian) parts of the story. We are WMI and we provide locations production and/or full production services for feature films and documentaries and work regularly for foreign production companies. If you’d wish you can check or call for more info.
    Kind regards,
    Hans Ter Burg
    cell +31(0)654 631499

    Dear Patrick,

    If your trip includes the UK I would be happy to assist with our production services company.Please let us know if we can help your project.
    Nigel Wooll

    Dear Sir,
    The French Film Commission would be happy to help you with your project. The previous answers on that forum gave you the contact for the local film commssions in Upper and Lower Normandy. The are indeed the right film commissioners to be contacted.
    They will keep us posted about your project and we will get involved if necessary.
    P. Lamassoure
    (+331 53 83 98 92)

    Dear Patrick I can help you with your location needs in France and Belgium . In Holland I have a good contact for you if you want to call me +3314238923 or mobile +447786463862

    Clare Beresford
    World Locations

    Kate Taylor

    Hi Patrick,
    I’d love to help you out with such an interesting project. You can contact me at +31 655 300 604 or mail me at
    Boudewijn Visser
    Location Scout for The Netherlands

    Dear Patrick

    I write with regards to your posting on the location guide.
    ScreenParis can help. We’ve had the pleasure to work on a lot of war themed programs and have good contacts with the local comissions as well as the bodies that manage cemeteries etc.

    The website’s at and I’m contactable anytime on 011 33 6 61 41 14 88 or by email to

    Best Regards
    Bill Mountain


    Jos Andries

    Dear Patrick
    if, by any chance, you decide to extend your research to Italy, we’d be very happy to help you find key locations from WWII.

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