WHAT OUR FILM FIXERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT FILMING ON LOCATION IN REUNION ISLAND
The remote Indian Island lies between Madagascar and Mauritius. Densely populated and ethnically diverse, the islands capital is Saint-Denis home to one-fifth of the islands population.
Tropical black sand surf beaches, white beaches with coral reefs, volcano, the Piton de la Fournaise ,which last erupted in 2007 ,cooled black volcanic rock, rivers & waterfalls, the island’s highest mountain, Piton des Neiges , alpine peaks, cliffs, gorges and valleys offer filmmakers locations with a difference.
La Réunion Island has an abundance of plant life and tropical fruit plantations of banana, lychee, mango and pineapple to name a few. Sugarcane is also grown in abundance and old sugar cane mills make for great locations.
Film permits are quick and easy to obtain. Filming in national parks and protected areas have obvious restrictions. It is recommended to enlist the services of a local production service company or location manager. Allow two weeks for the processing of filming permits.
There are several production companies working across all formats operating on La Réunion and trained film crew in all departments are readily available. Basic camera, lighting and grip equipment is available on the island.