Madeira Film Commission.
Firecrest Productions was established with the support and endorsement of the Regional Government of Madeira in 2011 with the intention of urging potential producers to consider the unrivalled and inexhausted locations that Madeira can offer. Between us we speak five languages and have an extensive network of local contacts thus facilitating your shoot, rendering it smooth and efficient. We ensure your chosen locations are available and affordable. We know Madeira intimately and can secure permits readily. Simply send us a brief and we shall do our utmost to make your shoot come into fruition.
Whether you need a fluent fixer in 5 languages or have a specific Madeira location in mind for your project, there’s no task too big or too small for Firecrest.
Madeira is within easy reach of major European hubs, it’s a diverse island with the topography posing as Africa, Ireland, Iceland and the Tropics — Joseph Francis
Firecrest Productions is an established creative production agency based in Madeira, Portugal. Founded in 2010 by Aitken Pearson & Elsa Gouveia in conjunction with the Madeira Film Festival whose insight and forward thinking raised the potential of Madeira as location for photo and video production.
Since then, we have continuously evolved in an industry that hasn’t stood still. We have embraced change and built a rich legacy of imaginative, perceptive and creative projects, working for global brands across a variety of sectors: from Carnival Cruise to Marie Claire Italy. Our fundamental philosophy of creating simple, yet inspired and insightful work still resonates today.
We assist your production process by : Fixer – As a local fixer Firecrest can arrange interviews, location permits, transport, hotels,meals and everything that an out of town crew needs to tell a story. We are sometimes referred to as a Local Producer.Firecrest knows film and we have the magic touch to get things done. Madeira has a lot to offer as a filming location thanks to the rich and diverse, cultural and heritage as well as a modern and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Madeira boasts modern hotels and transport infrastructure there are many daily flights from most European cities to Funchal airport.Madeira certainly appeals to advertising producers who can travel easily to Madeira from Europe, Brazil, Venezuela and the US.
Firecrest Productions serves as an aggregator and we can substantially reduce your below the line costs as much as 50% due to our network of contacts on Madeira, this specifically applies to location permits and hotel accommodation.
CREATIVE FIXERS FLEXIBLE TO YOUR NEEDS
Built from a collective of individual talent with over 21 years of experience of location management and film festival curation.
We fully understand that you need to engage with your target audience and that your target audience needs to respond, that response invariably leads to a purchase . We, at Firecrest will do out utmost to ensure that this commercial flow is stimulated. We only work on Madeira as we know Madeira. We simply provide locations and logistics for your campaign.