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Forums Pre-Production Forum Various Locations – as many as possible in one place!

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  • Suza Horvat

    I am looking for a number of locations for a project. Ideally I would like to find a few in the same country to avoid flying to lots of different countries. The locations that I require are as follows:
    Hot Desert (red/dark golden sands with Dunes) – could be paler sands so long as huge area, if there were any dry salt beds as well that would be good. Needs to be an area that we can shoot aerial shots from, and different types of desert would be good – ie dunes, flat areas of desert stretching for miles, dry cracked beds, occasional oasis etc.

    Cold Desert – ie Glaciers, snow covered peaks and valleys etc – again would need to do aerial shots. I know that Iceland and Greenland at the right time of year offer plenty of this, however, I was wanting to tie together if possible two or three different types of location in one country.

    Any suggestions gratefully received.

    New Zealand also has a wide variety of locations within a relatively contained area. We would be happy to email location photos or post them on the client area of our website. Please email

    Dear Quiche,

    Please take a minute to look at some of the photos in our gallery section at:

    All these locations can be found in North India. The Hot Desert (red/dark golden sands with Dunes) can be found in Rajasthan including the dry salt beds and desert stretching for miles, dry cracked beds etc.

    As for the Cold Desert – ie Glaciers, snow covered peaks and valleys etc – You can find this in Ladakh, North India. Ladakh is at the foothills of the himalayas and a spectacular location.

    Feel free to get in touch with me directly at our Los Angeles office for further information: +1.310.403.1366.

    Best Regards,
    Emmanuel Pappas

    Henri Phimasset

    Dear Quiche,
    As you say in your mail we have some of these locations in Iceland, and you may remember a lot of them from the shoot we did for QWest with you a long time ago!
    Let me know if you want to go into more research and we´ll get started.
    All my best,
    +354 414-2000

    Dear Quiche,

    I write to you on behalf of KAS Movie Makers a production house with offices in New Delhi and Goa. Please check us out on

    India can be called the largest shooting studio in the world. We have everything and more of what you are looking for.

    Please correspond with me on and I can subsequently send you a number of pictures from our reference photo library which fits your brief.

    With Regards
    Chandni A Dabas

    Les Milne

    Hi there!

    We at Sagafilm in Iceland have a vast experience with glacier shoots. no other company in Iceland has the same experience as we do and we are by far the biggest company here. You can check out our website at And also don´t hesitate to call or e-mail us. contacts: Jonbi Gudmundsson, +354 822 2519 and or, Jon Lindsay, +354 856 0018 and or
    Look forward to hearing from you best Jonbi and Lindsay

    Most of the locations you describe (if not all) can be found in Chile. At our site you’ll see examples of this diversity. Chile is a very film friendly country and our company specializes in servicing foreign productions. In fact the vast majority of images are from our scouts or taken during production. Regards, Juan Harrington TPO-CHILE:

    Dear colleague, we are a Films Company especialized in Production Services with bases in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. This facility allow us to consider only one mark up in the cost. Most of the locations you mentioned are in Chile, but if we take all of that 3 countries we have them all, for example, a flight from Santiago to Atacama Desert takes only 2 hours, the same as a flight to Argentina or Uruguay. We offer you to send us a more detailed brief so we can send you some moods of our archive. keep in mind that our best snow season start on July. Please visit our web site Sincerely Verónica Torres

    Namibia is the idea location for a wide variety of desert location, we at Namib Film are available to assist you with any of your desert requirements, please go to our web site, for an example of the many different desert locations available

    Leda Barham

    Hello Quiche, I am with the Utah State Film Commission. We have the locations you are looking for all within 4 hours of travel or less. You can contact me anytime. Call 801-538-8740. I will be happy to e-mail you photos of these areas. I look forward to hearing from you Mimi Davis-Taylor.

    Justin Quah


    Hello Quiche

    Your requirements from red desert dunes to dry salt pans to cracked river beds to glaciers, snow peaks and valleys can all be found in Chile, South America. It’s the longest narrowest country in the world, allowing for spectacular changes in scenery and climates all in a single territory. If you’d like to see image references , or would like further information regarding filming in Chile, contact Moonlighting Production Services – either Beccy Kellond ( in Cape Town
    South Africa or myself Nicci Perrow here in Santiago. (

    Dear Quiche,
    We are a well known Production House based ion Mumbai (The Hub of all Production activities in India). We can co-ordinate your entire shoot anywhere in India, Dubai, Oman or Thailand as per locations required by you. As per your requirements India would be an ideal place for you to shoot in. You can get all the locations mentioned by you in India. We can offer you full production support including Equipment, Crew and Talent required. We have provided production services to producers from UK, Sweden, Italy, Dubai, Nigeria & Pakistan. Once you work with us, you will need to look no further.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Vicky Bahri
    AuVil Productions
    A-126, Oshiwara Industrial Centre,
    New Link Road, Oshiwara,
    Mumbai 400104. Maharashtra. INDIA.
    Tel: ++9122 66792989/ 66400211
    Fax: ++ 9122 28790429
    HandFone: 09821010171

    Jens Erbeck

    All the locations you are looking for are available in Southern California.
    You may contact me for help with your project
    Adam Silver (location scout)

    You could also contact Labrador in Iceland.

    Best regards,

    Selma Karlsdóttir
    Phone: +354-5888368
    Cell: +354-8973768

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