We are a production service company in Lisbon serving clients from all over the world for their filming in Portugal and beyond.
It all started rather modestly back in 1993, when we were asked by friends to help out on music video shoots. From there it grew and over the years we've worked on countless commercials and music videos as well as being involved in the production of TV series, documentaries, short and feature films, and organizing stills shoots.
We can therefore say with some confidence that we have the experience, the knowledge and the network required to deliver a smooth-running production for the most demanding directors. That's our commitment!
Our production teams and technical crews are multi-lingual, experienced and close-knit. Our approach is positive and calm but efficient; we leave no stone unturned to achieve excellence. And we do it with a smile because we love what we do.
“Check, double-check and then check again” – that’s the mantra that our team members are taught to always bear in mind.
With offices in Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro we also provide our services in neighbouring Spain and across the south Atlantic in Brazil.
Welcome to SouthWest Productions for all your filming in Portugal... and beyond!
Alex Barber, Alexander Brügge, Amit Sharma, Anti Wendel, Arek Tomiak, Ari Willey, Aril Wretblad, Bartek Kaczmarek, Bartosz Prokopowicz, Björn Amend, Bo Hylén, Carl Sundberg, Christian Rein, Daniel Alfredson, Darius Khondji, David Mayers, Diederik van Rooijen, Doug Menuez, Eric Barbier, Erik Broms, Filip Nilsson, François Girard, Fredrik Bäckar, Frieder Wittich, Glynn Speeckaert, Jacques Stein, Jakob Ihre, Jakob Ström, Jelle Oortman, Jesper Ericstam, Joanna Rechnio, Jonas Åkerlund, Jørn Hagen, Lazlo Kader, Lennart Verstegen, Maciej Kowalczuk, Maher Maleh, Marek Sanak, Markus Ernerot, Mattias Schut, Menno Mans, Michael Klein, Michaël Sewandono, Miikka Lommi, Niall Downing, Nicolai Fuglsig, Peter Mokrosinski, Peter Webber, Rane Tiukkanen, Rene Villar Rios, Rogier Van Der Ploeg, Rutger Storm, Sebastian Milaszewski, Sven Siegrist, Tadek Śliwa, Tassaduq Hussain, Tat Radcliffe, Terry Rietta, Thomas Dirnhofer, Tim Maurice Jones, Timo Salminen, Tom Erisman, Tomasz Naumiuk.
Portugal offers fantastic locations, easy access, and the capacity to "double" as many other countries. From the rugged wilderness of the northeastern corner through the mountain landscapes in the center and down to the rolling plains of the Alentejo and the cliff-backed beaches of the Algarve, Portugal never ceases to surprise with its astounding variety.
All this is bordered to the west and the south by a long coastline that offers some of Europe's most beautiful beaches – endless open stretches or secluded coves – as well as dramatic coastal cliffs rising above the foaming Atlantic. The country is dotted with little towns and villages and its major cities mix history and tradition with the new and ultra-modern. With one of Europe's mildest and sunniest climates the film season never really ends – and the country's location at the southwestern edge of Europe gives the light here a quality all its own.
Portugal's multicultural population is a great casting resource. The film crews are hard-working and professional. Several equipment rental houses provide the latest and most up-to-date choice of camera, grip and lighting equipment. The choice of specialized equipment such as helicopter rigs, stabilized heads, low loaders, tracking vehicles etc. has increased tremendously over the years and we rarely have to go across the border to Spain for this type of equipment any longer. Various post-production houses insure that any immediate post-production issues can be dealt with just hours after a wrap.
All of the above, plus Portugal possibly being Western Europe’s most film-budget friendly country, add up to a great reason to get in touch with us and make Portugal your next film destination. We’re here to satisfy all your needs and make sure your production is successful and pleasant – from the very first contact to leaving with everything you wanted on the hard-drive.
Let us take care of your filming in Portugal... and beyond!
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Rua Prof. Gomes Teixeira, 19C
1350-264 Lisbon, Portugal
Phone +351 213 619 470
Rua Visconde da Graça, 58 - 303
22461-010 Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
Phone +55 (21) 982 967 509
Mob: +351 919 809 058
Mob: +351 914 778 621
José Guilherme Soares
Producer/Head of Brazil office
Mob: ++55 (21) 982 967 509