Filming in Filming on location in Indonesia

Indonesia lies in south-east Asia across the equator and comprises more than 17,500 islands across an extensive archipelago. It’s one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with nearly 240 million people. Some 60% of the country is forested and it’s also one of the most bio-diverse places in the world.

While not particularly well known as an international filming production centre, Indonesia offers breathtaking tropical scenery and its fair share of filmmaking resources. Regional equipment is mainly video, while 35mm and 16mm film is also available. The filming industries are mainly based in the capital, Jakarta, which, along with the popular island resort of Bali, is also the main entry point from around the world.

Oliver Stone’s drug drama Savages and Rob Cohen’s Alex Cross are two US productions to have filmed in Indonesia and both imported their own camera equipment.

(Images: Bali Film Center)