DISCOVER WHY OUR COUNTRY IS TALENTED BY NATURE
Our essence contains the talent and creativit that makes the “Ticos” unique, the most inspiring landscapes, a vocation towards excellence and the constant search for quality and added value. Costa Rican audiovisual content is making itself a name in the world through premieres at multiple A-class worldwide festivals, such as Berlinale, TIFF, IFTA, Cannes, among others. As well as purchases from large exhibitors such as HBO, SONY and NETFLIX.
Today we offer a complete portfolio of services at all stages of production, a wide variety of locations in only 51,100 km² and very talented people that makes our country the ideal place for filming.
WHY COSTA RICA ?
6.5% of the world’s biodiversity in one place
Proximity between our huge diversity of locations and microclimates
Second strongest health system in the world
# 1 in English language proficiency in Latin America
High level filming & production services
Strong security and political stability
Costa Rica – Chile – United States
Tony Martinez, a young man, returns from a stint in a reformatory, with the dream of breakdancing and rejoining his working class community. Tony tries to avoid being drawn in by the local gangs. But he soon learns that while he was gone, a small plane loaded with drugs crashed into a river nearby. Various neighbors are entangled in the incident. Along with his best friend Chayote, Tony comes up with a plan to bring justice to the community, while also trying to stay alive.
Costa Rica – Sweden – Belgium – Germany – USA
CLARA, 40, is believed to have a special connection to God. As a “healer”, she sustains a family and a village in need of hope, while she finds solace in her relationship with the natural world. After years of being controlled by her mother’s repressive care, Clara’s sexual desires are stirred by her attraction to her niece’s new boyfriend. This newly awakened force takes Clara to unexplored territory, allowing her to cross boundaries, both physical and mystical. Empowered by her self-discovery, Clara gradually frees herself from her role as “saint” and begins to heal herself.
North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Oceania
Discover the contrasts of Colombian society regarding the peace agreement with the FARC EP, the desire for justice of thousands of victims and the hope of forgetting a 50-year-old armed conflict. It goes through the lives of victims, victimizers, guerrillas, political hostage and authorities of the highest level, the challenges of an unprecedented process, unique in the world, amidst the questions and mistrust of a country tired of the drama of kidnappings and the armed struggle.
Costa Rica – Nicaragua – México
There is a myth that in Costa Rica its population is mostly white. Through a train journey, we’ll know the migrant communities that have been historically marginated and forgotten. Unveiling that its inhabitants not only have European origins, but also Nicaraguan, Afro-descendant and Indigenous.
Costa Rica – Colombia
Carolina returns to Costa Rica to get closer to her father who is sick. In this process, she meets Ifigenia, an archaeologist expert in the stone spheres, the great archaeological enigma of the country. Through the memory of the objects, Carolina finds a way to face death.
Worldwide except Costa Rica and Colombia
Costa Rica, Cuba and France
Cuba. August 1994. Carlos’s (13) world is collapsing: his small coast town turns into chaos, friends are leaving, his grandmother dies; he explores sexuality. He expected a normal summer, but now his emotions are upside down as he fights to survive his uncertain future when government policies change and thousands of Cubans throw themselves into the sea hoping to escape.
Costa Rica – Chile
Ana is a 35 year-old divorced architect, with two little children. She is the daughter of Chilean exiles, and she was born in Costa Rica. Her parents had a relationship full of ups and downs, and Ana was always in the middle. When one of Ana’s children opens a Facebook account for his grandmother, Ana’s stability is shaken. Her mother reconnects with a long-lost love from the university and decides to take a trip to see him. From then on, Ana finds herself assuming the role her mother always had on her; one of repression and questioning. Even when Ana is a liberal woman who understands her mother’s needs and all the gaps she experienced in her relationship with her father; there is something in her which does not allow her to accept it.
Lara is a modern dancer who’s insecure about her talent but lives for her craft. When she gets offered a scholarship to join a dance company in Berlin for three years, her life completely changes. Going to Berlin means to leave everything that makes her country her home. This dream for which she has worked so hard, becomes an internal conflict that forces her to reevaluate her priorities and understand herself in a way she’s never done before.
“Moving so slowly” is a non-fiction film that follows the fate of different characters who, as immersed in a Kafkaesque story, await in queues that seem to have no end. In there, time and processes feel eternal. Our characters wait over and over and as long as they have to in this public institution, in order to solve procedures that put their future at stake. Their jobs, families and their own economic stability, depend on the arrival of formalities.
Costa Rica – United States.
Doyenne tells the story of women in Costa Rican sports, the daily effort of those “Doyenne” to achieve their dreams and move their families forward. Doyenne narrates the struggle of women in a world where inequalities still exist, although they are not limiting to fight for what you want. The film seeks to highlight how the struggle of each athlete has never been only in their respective space, but also before a society that in many cases does not accept them, but then acclaims them for their sporting achievements.
United States, Latin America, Asia and Europe
Costa Rica has a wide variety of locations in a space of 51,100 km², which makes it an ideal country for filming. In our territory, producers can find: sun and beach, mountains, city, buildings, farms, plantations, rivers, waterfalls, caves, cliffs and many different natural places; elements necessary to satisfy the taste of film productions that are in Costa Rica its ideal place to film, which allows a mixture of nature with the warmth of hardworking and honest people.
Our country in known for the “Pura Vida” but also for our talented people and high quality audiovisual services. Costa Rica has more than 30 years of experience in the international business and 13 universities training professionals in the sector. Today we offer a complete portfolio of services at all stages of production, from project development, production, post-production in both video and audio, technicians and the talent necessary to make audiovisual content with the highest standards; and local producers specialized in serving international producers to make their filming in Costa Rica happen in the most efficient, safe and calm way.
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