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Anguilla is a British overseas territory located in the eastern Caribbean. The main island is only 16 miles long and three miles across.
Apart from the main island of Anguilla itself, the territory includes a number of other smaller islands and cays, mostly tiny and uninhabited. Anguilla has some of the best beaches and coral reefs in the Caribbean. Locations of note include Prickly Pear Cays, Shoal Bay East, Sandy Island, Rendezvous Bay, and Maunday’s Bay.
Anguilla is a popular location for the jet-set rich and famous with visitors including Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, and Robert De Niro to name a few.
Anguilla caters to a high-end crowd. There are no high-rise resorts, golf courses, amusement parks, cruise ships or casinos. There are also no forests, rivers or agricultural lands.
The island’s capital is The Valley.
Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Anguilla? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.
Want to know more about shooting in Anguilla? See below for an introduction to Anguilla locations, permits, when to shoot, costs, talent, crews, equipment, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits, film friendly hotels, transport, communications and safety advice.
All beaches are public. Although your next shoot may be taking you to Anguilla because of a celebrity client, please note, filming on the island is also restricted to preserve the privacy of its other guests.
Although there is no official film permit, having a letter of support from relevant government authorities is helpful when seeking permission to film around the island. Our Anguillian fixer will require a project synopsis and crew details. The letter of support usually takes about a week to get. With this in hand small productions can film for free, without issue in most public locations as long as they are not taking exclusive use of public space. Larger productions that seek to control traffic, lay track or set up big lights, for instance, will require additional permits and consultation with police and local authorities. Please contact us for any more location specific information.
Anguilla has a tropical climate that is hot and humid throughout the year. Evenings are tempered by northeastern trade winds. Anguilla is subject to hurricanes from July to November. For monthly weather statistics please see here.
Carnival takes place in August. Anguilla hosts regular sailing regattas and cricket matches throughout the year.
Public holidays may affect timing, availability and costs. See here for public holiday dates in Anguilla.
Crews. Anguilla has a very small pool of directors, directors of photography and stills photographers. Key crew are best brought in.
Contact us if you are looking for a director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew for your shoot in Anguilla.
Talent day rates and buyouts are negotiable. The population is mostly Afro-Caribbean. All other talent looks need to be brought in from abroad. English is the official language.
There are no camera, lighting and grip equipment houses in Anguilla. Some locals own basic gear they may be willing to rent. Anguilla is not an ATA carnet country. Our local fixer in Anguilla is able to assist with gear and product importation if needed.
Art department and set construction is very basic.
Studios and backlots. None exist at present.
Post Production. None available locally. Post abroad.
Crew travelling on Western passports (see countries coloured green) are allowed visa-free travel to Anguilla for stays of up to 90 days. There are no special work permits required for film crews. If necessary, to ensure ease of entry, our Anguillian fixer / service producer will arrange for the Tourism Board to inform customs and immigration of your visit.
Transportation Infrastructure. Getting to Anguilla is expensive. There are no direct flights from the US. Visiting productions must either transit through Puerto Rico. Alternatively you can fly into St Martin, then taxi across that island to St Maarten, connecting with a ferry to Anguilla. Travel between Anguilla’s islands is best done by private boat.
Accommodation tends to be on the more expensive side with plenty of luxury options available. Contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Anguilla. For longer stays we can also organize serviced apartments.
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If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Anguilla, such as a director, DoP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, please contact us.
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