WHERE TO FILM IN INDONESIA, FILMING LOCATIONS

INDONESIA, 17,500+ ARCHIPELAGO

Greeting from Indonesian Archipelago.
We are here to assist your filming production in the entire Central and eastern Indonesia. Our vast and details knowledge of almost every islands stretched between Bali and Papua for best shooting location, scouting, accommodation, transportation and domestic flights, permit arrangement and government formalities and local government support.

Indonesia is tropical country made of 17500 islands, along 5,150 km from west to east. Indonesia has high humidity, temperature range from 21C (30F) to 36C (97F) on most part of the archipelago. Some mountain and highland can be as low as 4 Celcius. Indonesia has a snowy mountain in the eastermost Jayawiyaya mountain. This offers various color and terrain for the filming locations.

Fifty-eight percent of Indonesia 254+ million people are living in Java while others spreads amongst indonesia 5,150 kilometers wide. People of Indonesia composed of 300 ethnic group, indigenous to som eislands and areas, with over 748 languages and dialect. Bahasa Indonesia is the national official language use most to communicate acroiss the islands. SOme urban and tourism area has more people speaks english in daily conversation. Demographicly, Indonesia is youth driven country, 40% of the population is under their 20s and 50% under their 30s, driving the creative production propels fast.

Inherited from the cultural and traditions, Indonesia offers a wide range of vibrant cuisines, enriched as home of many exotic spices and herbs create a rich in flavors and taste.

 


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Filming Locations

Our travel experience all over Indonesia for over 20+ years offers a vast view of options to choose your best shooting location. Our experience alone will save a lot of your time with getting several initials location to survey.

We are very very experienced in marine life and exploration, archipelagos destinations, remote tribe and remote islands stretched to the east to the jungle of Papua. Owning the longest beach line in the world, Indonesia offers thousands of islands, hundreds of cultures and tribes, millions of diving sites as well as urban and modern cities to be your shooting locations.

Since 20 years ago, we have been traveling island to island and in contact as well building our good relationship with local government. The connections will ensuring your production run smoothly and as per schedule. The knowledge of distance, traveling time, logistic and properties, transportation arrangement – by sea, air or land, assure your production itinerary are right on the schedule and budget. The extensive knowledge of ‘only locals know’ offer a unique footage of Indonesia various tribes and local’s cultures as well to arrange any attraction either dancing, festivals, or any local performance unique to the area.

The attention to the most detailed plan will save your time and energy for preparing the filming, sometimes that scouting is not necessary, that we have latest update and photos from location that we are traveling all year on our cruising.

We provide you our guidance services, extensive local knowledge for all central and east Indonesia (Bali – to Papua, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Moluccas, etc), transportation arrangement, fixer, local attraction, location manager services, property arrangement production plan itineraries, for any film production, documentary production, movie production, advertising commercial production even to the most remote part in Indonesia. We have been working in many filming production, TV series, Commercials, Documentary, photo shooting and special event.

Filming in Bali

No doubt, this is the island that is the most popular for destination fo shooting. Filming in Bali offer varieties of local Balinese cultures that still well-preserved and practice, dances, cultural performance influence everyone daily life here. Temples and ceremonies of Hindu, beaches, nearby less crowded island of Nusa Penida, underwater life and sports. On the northern part bali is more to West Bali national park and calmer water, southern part most celebrated too with Balinight life, food and culinary world class, resorts and hotels and exotic beaches and rice field paddy.

Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Sumba as we know our backyard. land spot, sea and beach spot, attraction and logistic, transportation, properties will be prepared and supported without any hassle. Our suggestion on traffic, timing, and some detailed could be your winning point to make the production as you expexcted.

Filming in Komodo national Park

Komodo National Park, As the only place in the entire earth that have the world’s largest monitor lizard, later well known as Komodo dragon attract many filmmakers to visit and documented the dragon. We have been assisting film makers since 2006 in Komodo National Park. Park’s shooting permits, entrance permit, boat arrangement and planning, destination guiding and best time to visit. Komodo National park is not only offer the Dragon, there are so much more to view and film. The underwater marine life, southern part of the park, local attraction, the sea gypsies are among the knowledge we know so well. Some of the best breathtaking view that has not been explored are in our list too. Traditional attraction, local attractive destination and tribes history that lives in the park may also be in your footage.

Filming in Raja Ampat National Park

Raja Ampat national Park, that consist of 600 islands just off Sorong (SOQ) itself. Imagine tehre are over 1000 islands to pick for your shooting location. Logistic and transporting people are no easy task for scattered shooting location, even daily life logistic prepared from the mainland. We have the experienced and knowledge for logistic and transporting people and equipment, emergency medical evacuation, insurances, helicopter, to secure your filming production running as schedule.

 

 

Filming in Jogjakarta

This city is also the cultural capital of Sultanate kingdom of Mataram. The province is lead by the sultan which is still exist today. The Yogyakarta palace is the center of all administration and cultural life. There are palaces, water palaces, old dutch fort, festive of cultural ceremonies, old country/village llifes, mountain, karst, dry land, beaches, underwater cave exploration, most active volcano, traditional rice fields, rivers and cultural mixes of western and locals nightlife in some small area of tourism. Jogjakarta considered as medium to small city that still preserve its sultanate and far-from-modern lifestyle in daily life. The biggest buddhist temple. Borobudur is located just 40 kilometers from Yogyakarta.

Filming in Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park, As the only place in the entire earth that have the world’s largest monitor lizard, later well known as Komodo dragon attract many filmmakers to visit and documented the dragon. We have been assisting film makers since 2006 in Komodo National Park. Park’s shooting permits, entrance permit, boat arrangement and planning, destination guiding and best time to visit. Komodo National park is not only offer the Dragon, there are so much more to view and film. The underwater marine life, southern part of the park, local attraction, the sea gypsies are among the knowledge we know so well. Some of the best breathtaking view that has not been explored are in our list too. Traditional attraction, local attractive destination and tribes history that lives in the park may also be in your footage.

Filming in Raja Ampat National Park

Raja Ampat national Park, that consist of 600 islands just off Sorong (SOQ) itself. Imagine there are over 1000 islands to pick for your shooting location. Logistic and transporting people are no easy task for scattered shooting location, even daily life logistic prepared from the mainland. We have the experienced and knowledge for logistic and transporting people and equipment, emergency medical evacuation, insurances, helicopter, to secure your filming production running as schedule.

Scouting could also effectively reduced by our constant supply of latest pictures, and as many production house that scouting is a must, we arrange the most time efficient way and budget-wise to arrange your team to the location, or suggesting which are perfect to your request.

Filming and shooting permit in Papua Province, West Papua Indonesia

KOrowai Papua tribe tree housePapua, West Papua offers a wide variety of locations, cultures, tribes, and magnificent underwater life. For documentary, or any adventurous filming purpose. Getting filming permit in Papua – Indonesia is one of our specialties. We did many successful shootings in Papua, and works closely with related government agency and ministers. There are several special request when filming in Papua to honored the unique local cultures, tribal cultures and customs, as well as the people specific cultures.

We will be able to advise and suggest the best solutions for your shooting in Papua province. We can assist in Travelling, transportation reaching remote area, local interpreter to native tribal language, local custom and ceremonies. On the underwater side, there are almost unlimited beauties in the waters of Papua, Raja Ampat, Misool, Triton Bay, Cendrawasih Bay, Whale sharks. The Papua deep rainforest jungle offer the bird of paradise, scenery of remote tribal, highlands and Savannah, mountain and hills, icy snow mountain Jayawijaya peak.

At picture on the left you can see the Korowaian tree house in Papua, a 42-45 meter high, built over iron wood tree, they are still maintaining living in the tree house as per today.

Filming in Bali, Lombok & Flores

Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Sumba as we know our backyard. land spot, sea and beach spot, attraction and logistic, transportation, properties will be prepared and supported without any hassle. Our suggestion on traffic, timing, and some detailed could be your winning point to make the production as you expected.

Jakarta

Ah… Jakarta, is the capital city of Indonesia, the city full of modern building, sky crappers, modern lifestyle, night lifes, culinary adventures and crowded city with more than 13 million suburban citizen daily. Jakarta has buildings, glamours, busiest airports and seaports, marginal village and villages, various of human portrait as other capital city in the world.

Filming in Surabaya

The second largest city in Indonesia, more similar to Jakarta but this has been more influenced by the big harbor life, less condensed than Jakarta

Filming in Banyuwangi

A harbour city next of Bali islands. It was a small fisherman cities now growing rapidly to tourism. Banyuwangi has a savanna-like National park, African savannas lookalike with local species animals, water buffaloes, birdings, with combination of thick tropical jungle on the southern side and a world class surf breaks on the southern tips that faces the Indian ocean.

Papuan Tribe, Dani & Asmat, Korowai, Yali, etc etc.

The remote tribe those still preserve their ancient way of life, some tribe still life on the tree and still using their traditional grass-made daily clothing, some are still wearing bark as their daily clothing. Preserving their genuine unique way of life, hunting, farming and managa daily life inherited since hundreds if not thousands years ago.

Filming in Tanjung Puting

Tanjung Puting Orang Utan Conservation Center are located in the island of Kalimantan/Borneo. Kalimantan also known for the swamp area as well in Papua.

Filming in Sumatra

There are plenty of wild life, orangutan, SUmatran tiger, tribes and cultures of Mentawaian, Nias, Bunian, Aceh, Batak and plenty options that has their own uniqueness and cultures.

Way Kambas

Way Kambas in Sumatra is a place for preserving the Sumatra elephant, which were pushed out their natural habitats by the growth of palm plantation and human. In Sumatra there are plenty National parks to explore, with semi-thick jungle and palm plantation conversion.

Makassar, Kendari, Tanjung Bira

A 4 hours drive off Makassar is the place to built Indonesia traditional Phinisi style. Kendari, upnorth of Makassar alaso known for building the phinisi boat that now upgraded to Indonesian luxury liveaboard. There are also Salayar, bungin belle, kaledupa that are settlement for sea-gypsies tribe, the Bajou people.

Filming in Papua, Raja Ampat, Triton Bay, Misool, Papuan Tribe, Dani & Asmat

Papua, or West Papua to be exact, offers a pristine underwater life with one of the world’s richest bio diversity in thousands of dive spots known. From whale shark to turtle migration path. Above the waters, it offers even more rich cultural and flora fauna. What known as ‘the bird of paradise’ or locally call as Cendrawasih had been attracted visitor since the world war II, when General Mac Arthur attempted to brings the bird to his country.

In Triton Bay, Misool Island, Northern and Southern Raja Ampat area, there are plenty of remote islands to be discovered, ideal for any filming that needs similar scenery with no other people around it. Transportation should be well-planned in this islands chain to be effectively reach the island. Northern part of Raja Ampat, we will have karst like islands archipelagos, an amazing view of islands lies ahead. Most of these area are easily reachable by boat/liveaboard yacht, some are reachable by small plane then with speed boat, or available by seaplane charter service.

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