Filming In Jordan

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From the stone temples of Petra to the clear waters of the Dead Sea; Jordan is a vibrant Middle Eastern country with a huge number of potential filming location. It’s often used as a double for neighbouring Middle Eastern countries where it might not be safe to film, and here you can capture beautiful shots of the vast desert and colourful cities.

  • Filming in Jordan
  • Fixers in Jordan
  • Popular Filming locations

Jordan hosts many film crews from overseas, and it’s usually fairly easy to obtain permits. Many visitors are exempt from visas if they’re staying less than two weeks, and the ease of filming in Jordan has made it an attractive location for major Hollywood productions. NEEDaFIXER JORDAN have an extensive list of contacts in the country, so if you’re thinking of filming here we can get everything planned in advance.Finding the right crew can be a challenge when shooting in Jordan, which is why the services of the NEEDaFIXER team are so important. We can ensure you have the crew you need, from directors to producers, to camera operators, runners, and any technical specialists. We can also help with casting, and will e-mail you show reels of local talent so you can find the people you need.

Finding the right crew can be a challenge when shooting in Jordan, which is why the services of the NEEDaFIXER team are so important. We can ensure you have the crew you need, from directors to producers, to camera operators, runners, and any technical specialists. We can also help with casting, and will e-mail you show reels of local talent so you can find the people you need.

NEEDaFIXER JORDAN can help with importing the right equipment to your film set in Jordan, and ensure that you have everything you need to get the right shots. We can even arrange for the latest technology such as drones, which is great for filming epic scenes.

You’ll no doubt have seen Jordan featured in many major movies, although it’s sometimes used to stand in for other Middle Eastern countries where filming might not be possible. Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker were both filmed in Jordan, and are on similar themes of conflict in the Middle East. The country has also been used in science fiction movies such as The Martian, where a vast desert space was transformed into Mars.

There are a few popular filming spots in Jordan where big name movies have been filmed, as well as lots of potential places that would make amazing backdrops for your production. The capital of Amman was used in big budget movie The Hurt Locker, where it was transformed to look like war-torn Baghdad, and in Zero Dark Thirty it was used to represent Pakistan and many other locations. The bright red sands of Wadi Rum are often used as a backdrop to sci-fi movies, as it resembles the surface of Mars, and recent productions in this area have included The Martian and Prometheus. The country has a long association with the film industry, having been featured in the classic movie Lawrence of Arabia, and in recent years has sought to encourage local and international filmmakers to base their productions in the country. 

What can our fixers in Jordan do for you?
Filming in Jordan can sometimes be challenging. The weather can be extreme during the summer months, and some of the locations can feel quite remote and cut off. You may also be concerned by the political situation in surrounding countries. That’s why it makes sense to get someone with local knowledge such as NEEDaFIXER JORDAN to take care of the logistics. We can hire a crew, arrange transport and accommodation in remote locations, and ensure everything is ready for your shoot, so you can stay on schedule.

  • Amman – The capital has a mix of traditional and modern architecture, so there are plenty of potential filming locations. Both The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty were filmed here, as well as many other war themed movies.
  • Wadi Rum – This area has vast, unspoiled scenery covered in red rocks and sand. It’s popular with science fiction productions where it’s often used to represent Mars or the moon. The Martian and Prometheus were both big budget movies that filmed in Wadi Rum.
  • Petra – This iconic archaeological site features ancient buildings carved into the rock face. It was used in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Mummy Returns. 

Frequently Asked Questions


I want to shoot, but how easy is it to get permits for filming and fixers in Jordan?
Thanks to the simple and easy filming regulations, few restrictions are in place and it takes approximately three days to obtain a permit.

Do I need a visa or work permit?
There’s only need for a visa if you’re from a particular country. If you’re from the UK, USA, the rest of Europe, Canada, Australia or Japan, you can obtain a two-week entry visa. Please contact us or your local embassy for any info regarding visa entry. 

Can I hire equipment once there?
Lighting kits are available locally, as is military filming equipment should you wish to hire. However, any other specialised kit needs to be imported from Lebanon and its worth noting unlike many other countries, Jordan is not an ATA carnet country.  

What is the climate like?
If you’re after a green backdrop, March-May is the best time bracket to film. July – August is extremely hot, but has longer filming daylight hours. If you’re shooting in the desert it’s worth noting it gets extremely hot during these months! Temperatures start getting cooler during September – November and you’ll see a sharp drop between December – February.

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