Filming in Seychelles

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Situated in the Indian Ocean, the archipelago of The Seychelles is a picture perfect destination for filmmakers in search of an idyllic beach locale.

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There is a total of 115 islands of which some are inhabited, and others are privately owned. These islands are world-renowned for being home to exquisite beaches, a glorious sunny climate, natural beauty, rare wildlife, and mountainous rainforests. Simply put, for filmmakers looking to shoot on an island paradise, The Seychelles is the perfect choice.

The weather is warm and inviting all year round, even during the rainy season (November to March). The geographic positioning off the East Coast of Africa means the archipelago is outside of the cyclone belt, so unlike with other tropical destinations, there is not a high risk of adverse weather. If your film project calls for underwater filming, water tends to be clearest from March through to May. The Seychelles is a popular destination for surfers, many of which can be found enjoying the best white caps from May to September.At NEEDaFIXER, we have a global talent pool of fixers in a range of locations, including the Seychelles. If your production company requires assistance with anything from location sourcing to obtaining permits, booking accommodation or arranging transportation, we are on hand to help.

At NEEDaFIXER, we have a global talent pool of fixers in a range of locations, including the Seychelles. If your production company requires assistance with anything from location sourcing to obtaining permits, booking accommodation or arranging transportation, we are on hand to help.

Our film fixers can help arrange many aspects of your upcoming production in The Seychelles, whether you need a bit of assistance with small checklist items or support throughout the organisation of your entire shoot.

The abundance of natural beauty here makes this a great destination for filmmakers interested in wildlife and greenery, both on land and underwater. Documentary filmmakers, feature film directors and more besides can enjoy the many benefits of shooting a project here:

Costs and financing. When it comes to filming in the Seychelles, the fact that it’s an archipelago can drive the cost of a production upwards. As there is little to no film industry and supporting infrastructure here, crew, cast and equipment must all be imported. Furthermore, pre and post-production facilities are not available on the islands. For these reasons, having a Seychellois fixer can be particularly beneficial to keeping the costs down. A local expert will be able to negotiate rates and offer support in getting you the best deal for your budget so you can focus your spending efforts effectively.

Film permits. It is relatively easy to obtain permission to film in the Seychelles, and this is one of many things with which one of our fixers can provide assistance.

Crews and talent sourcing. Local residents are available to work as extras, but generally speaking, directors, photographers and other crew members will need to be brought in from overseas for the shoot. If you require assistance with sourcing talent for your production, a fixer will be able to help.

Travel. The islands are serviced by the Seychelles International Airport (Aéroport de la Pointe Larue), located on the main island of Mahé. A number of international flights make this island easy to reach, but travel by water may be necessary to reach other islands. Roads are generally up to high standards, making it easy to transport equipment and personnel once on land.

Translation. There are three official languages spoken in the Seychelles – English, French and Creole. The most commonly spoken language is a blend of the latter two, known as Seychellois Creole, but English is widely used following the archipelago’s time as a British colony. Most visitors get by with just English without any problems whatsoever, but a local film fixer can provide assistance with translation from Creole to English and vice versa.

Accommodation. There is plenty of accommodation in the way of resorts, hotels and apartments in the Seychelles. If you require help arranging a place to stay for the duration of your shoot, one of our fixers can assist.

Visas. Visas are required for entry into the Seychelles, but which type will depend on the country of origin. A fixer can help arrange the correct entry paperwork for all crew and cast members to ensure you can arrive and begin your shoot without any issues.

Set construction and studio sourcing. There are no studios or backlots in existence at the moment; most shoots in the Seychelles are location based. Basic set construction can take place if you receive the necessary permission, but bringing in talent capable of building the sets will need to be brought in from overseas.

Tax Incentives and credits. There currently are no financial incentives or tax breaks for productions that film in the Seychelles.

Safety and travel advisories. The Seychelles is a very safe archipelago not prone to any issues of volatility, making it a pleasant and safe filming destination.

Between the idyllic white sand beaches and breathtaking natural parks, the Seychelles offers filmmakers many beautiful spots from which to choose.

Palm trees, crashing waves and lush greenery line the many beaches here, all of which creates an inviting and tranquil space in which to film. The three major islands in particular offer much to those who visit:

  • Mahé – the largest island in the archipelago, Mahé is home to a number of incredible beaches, and also the vibrant capital city of Victoria. Here, markets, restaurants, and traditional Creole architecture provide splendid backdrops for films.
  • Praslin – This island features one of the archipelago’s best known beaches, Anse Volbert-Côte D’Or. Venture inland, and you’ll discover natural wonders within the island’s jungle, discoverable in Praslin National Park.
  • La Digue – This is the third largest island in the Seychelles (in terms of population), and it’s a naturalist’s dream. There is plenty of undisturbed wildlife to take in, and many beautiful sites that create dreamy backdrops in stills and on film.

In addition to all the charm that awaits on land, there are also many sensational and colourful coral reefs that present filmmakers with the perfect opportunity to capture some stunning underwater shots.

Other sites of interest include:

  • Grande Anse Beach
  • Anse Soleil Beach
  • Aldabra
  • Vallée de Mai.
  • Morne Seychellois National Park

To find out more about filming your next project in the surrounds of this stunning island archipelago, contact us at NEEDaFIXER today. We can put you in touch with a film fixer in Seychelles who will be able to help with all of your requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions


How easy is it to get permits?

It is relatively easy to obtain permission to film in the Seychelles, and this is one of many things with which one of our fixers can provide assistance.


Do I need a visa or work permit?

Visas are required for entry into the Seychelles, but which type will depend on the country of origin. A fixer can help arrange the correct entry paperwork for all crew and cast members to ensure you can arrive and begin your shoot without any issues.


Can I hire equipment once there?


What is the climate like?


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