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Filming in French Polynesia

French Polynesia has been playing host to the film industry since the 1930s. In recent years it has been more favoured by documentary and commercial productions but still sees at least one feature a year.

Located over 5,000 kilometres away from the nearest continent and spread over a surface as large as Europe, its 118 islands and atolls offer a myriad of small paradises, scattered on the South Pacific’s deep blue ocean.

It has a small but experienced crew base, as well as an obliging film office. It is also a very safe place to shoot.

Recent productions include Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Ericson Core's remake of Point Break.

Tahiti's transport infrastructure is particularly good and Air Tahiti and Air Moorea offer inter-island flights. Tahiti is a one-hour flight from Bora Bora and half an hour by boat to Moorea. There are also regular flights to Tahiti with Air Tahiti Nui, Air France and Air New Zealand.


French Polynesia has a warm and humid sub-tropical climate. Air and sea temperatures range from 24C to 32C. Eastern trade winds blow all year long and severe weather is quite rare. When the winds weaken,

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