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Film Algarve

Your film partner under the sun of Portugal

Frequent Asked Questions

  • Do you speak Portuguese?

Unfortunately not yet, however we understand it quiet well. However we speak English, French, Spanish, German and Italian.

 

  • Where do we pickup the props we need?

Our film equipment is stored in Sagres. If we have to delivery props, we have to charge extra to hire a van or car, depending on the volume of the requested equipment.

 

  • How many meters of track do you have in total for the dolly?

8 meters straight or 4 meters curve

 

  • How much light power do you have in total?

About 20'000 W equivalent to Tungsten/HMI

 

  • Can we know exactly the list of all your equipment?

Yes, of course. Click here to download it.

 

  • Can we rent just the equipment without your guy?

Unfortunately it's not possible. Our gaffer or assistant has to be constantly with our equipment, however we don't charge for his work, it's absolutely for free, except you have to provide food, transport and eventually accommodation for him. If you need just few accessories, it's possible to rent them without the need of our assistant to come, however we require a deposit.

 

  • Is it possible to rent just the few props we need?

Yes, it's possible. You can download the excel price list here. or ask the for the specific accessories you need.

 

  • How do we pay?

Payment must be done at pickup in cash or 4 days before pickup/delivery by bank transfer or by credit card (via PayPal) or by PayPal itself. A non-refundable 10% down payment is requested at booking.

 

  • How long before should we book usually the props we need?

Usually we work with about 6 months advanced schedule. So book your equipment in time!

 

  • When is the best time to come to Algarve for shooting a film, commercial, music clip?

In our opinion the best time is between November and Mai because you get still a mild sunny climate (at list something good about the climate change...) with an average of 15c temperature and up to 25c in direct sunlight. The other important aspect is to reduce the logistic cost of accommodation and travel being low season. Finally there are few tourists, most surfers or golf players so it's more easy to get permission for locations.

 

  • How do we travel to Algarve?

The main gateway to Algarve is the airport of Faro which has directly fly connection all year round from the U.K. Germany, France and Holland and the rest of the world through a "shuttle" fly to/from Lisbon from TAP, the national Portuguese airline. By land, there is the freeway from Spain through Sevilla. Once you enter Portugal, you have to stop at the border station and insert your credit card to pay the electronic toll if you stay maximum one month, otherwise you can pay by credit card online

 

  • Do you rent your film gears outside Algarve?

Yes, we work in all "Schengen" continental Countries, except Switzerland because of duty. Of course there is the extra cost of renting a car or van, depending on the volume of equipments you need and the travel cost of our Gaffer. Please note that this is possible to do only for a minimum of 2 weeks shooting from May till October and that the travel is only by land, due to fly restriction regarding the transport of batteries on boards

 

  • OK, we would like to start or indie's film project with you in Algarve, what's the next step?

We suggest to come to Algarve to meet us and explore the area first. If you would like to go ahead, we will do a standard Hollywood contract for production services & equipment rentals. To start working on the project, we ask 5000 € non-refundable deposit to cover pre-production costs as location scouting, etc. Of course, we keep track of all our expenses to be within your previously discussed budget. Have a look also to our resource's page for further information.

 

  • We would like you to be also our co-production partner, as part of your offer. How does it work?

Let's assume we like your project & business plan and your budget is 100'000 USD and the total cost for our equipment rentals should be 25'000 USD, then we require 25% of the benefit shares in exchange of the free film equipment rentals in Algarve.  Please submit your request for co-production partnership.

 

  • I'm a professional in the movie industry living in Algarve. Is there any chance to work with you guys?

Yes, of course. Please submit your request for collaboration.

 

  • i'm an English speaking resident in Algarve with some experience in acting. Could I submit my candidature for your next casting?

Yes, of course. Please submit your casting request.

 

  • I own/manage a nice place which may be good for a shooting in Algarve, could I submit it for your consideration?

Yes indeed! Please contact us anytime.