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WTS Films is a video production company from Lisbon, where the sun shines 300 days a year. Send us your story and we’ll make it happen. Bring the sunscreen! film production portugal

WTS Films started in 2016, initially under the name “Wetube Studio”.
And it was soon sued by Google. Google found the name Wetube too similar to Youtube – come on understand why – and then we switched to WTS Films. Just because we’re cool guys.

Since then we have produced dozens of advertising films and many other institutional films. The reason for all this success is because of the great desire we have to do and create beautiful things. Different things. Things that make us proud to see, that are visually green and don’t pollute the eyes. It is due to our always positive attitude and uncomplicated approach to problems. But above all, it is due to a huge passion for what we do.
This is our story. Now send us yours. film production portugal

COME SHOOT IN PORTUGAL

DON´T FORGET TO BRING THE SUNSCREEN.

film production portugal

Portugal is one of the sunniest places in Europe – on average, there are 9 to 12 hours of sun per day during the summer – and holds an extraordinary wealth of locations , all of them within surprisingly small distances. It’s the new great destination discovered by the international production industry.

film production portugal

WTS Films We’ll gladly help you out.

On our own facilities at WTS Films we can provide you a full range of production services, or simply post-production solutions (namely editing, motion design and grading), either for TVCs and Films or for more complex projects like multiple-camera TV Shows, thanks to our 4 editing suites, all connected to a Nexis Server with an ultra fast 10Gb/s network, making it possible to edit and grade whilst sharing production files at blistering speeds.

Rest assured. Due to the exponential growth in the amount of productions Portugal has experienced in the past decades, quality solutions are granted. The film industry has been unceasingly modernising its equipment and professionals specialised in all areas have all been acquiring invaluable experience and knowledge regarding their craft.

film production portugal

COME SHOOT IN PORTUGAL

DON´T FORGET TO BRING THE SUNSCREEN.

Film & Photo Production Services in Portugal

Portugal is one of the sunniest places in Europe – on average, there are 9 to 12 hours of sun per day during the summer – and holds an extraordinary wealth of locations, all of them within surprisingly small distances. It’s the new great destination discovered by the international production industry.

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LOCATIONS

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Lisbon

The City of Light

The city of Lisbon, where temperature rarely drops below 15ºC and the sun is never shy, is a privileged destination for filming and photo sessions. Lisbon combines a modern and cosmopolitan atmosphere with a great historical and cultural heritage, and it’s as close to amazing beaches and cliffs as to etherial forests and mountains.

In Lisbon you feel safe wandering around day or night, the cuisine is great, with never ending fresh fish, with modern infrastructures and highly-qualified experienced filming and photo professionals.

You’ll love filming in Lisbon. Why wouldn’t you? After all, Lisbon is famous for its hospitality and the family-like way it welcomes visitors.

Sintra

The Mystic Wonder

Sintra is a magical place. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the Lisbon area and well-known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments.

In addition to Sintra Village and its coastal neighbour Cascais, the surrounding Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Nature Park are dotted with amazing filming and photo spots such as royal retreats, mystical gardens, medieval castles, fairy tail palaces and wild beaches.

Oporto and Douro Valley

Land of the Wine

The Historical Centre of Oporto is a genius masterpiece of creativity (proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO), making it an incredible scenario. The city of Oporto also carries an immense architectural patrimony, both historic and modern style developed through the late 20th century. And it’s home of the amazing Port wine cellars.

Leaving the city, heading eastwards alongside the Douro river, we’ll find one of the most beautiful natural scenery of the world. The breathtaking terraced vineyards, where the famous Port Wine is produced (also Unesco World Heritage site). Here, we’ll also find an amazing vintage train, traveling alongside the river, crossing old bridges and many other amazing scenarios.

Small Villages

Nature and Heritage

Pardon our lack of modesty, but Portugal has some of the most beautiful villages in Europe. Some well known, others – less so. The mixture of heritage, culture and charm makes them unique.

Whether you’re looking for fishing villages, with great views over the ocean and excellent surfing conditions, or old interior towns surrounded by castles where you can recreate a complete medieval atmosphere, there is an enchanting Portuguese village just ready to pose.

Algarve

Sand, Sea and Sun

Algarve is famous for some of the most stunning beaches and impressive coast lines in the whole world. But we can also take you to urban and industry locations, as well as desert landscapes.

Algarve enjoy the highest amount of sunshine hours in Europe and its light is clean and clear, similar to that of South Africa and the Caribbean.

Islands

Pearls of the Atlantic

In the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean are the Azores, a collection of Portuguese islands better known as paradise on Earth. Azores is an archipelago composed of nine islands, with impressive scenarios: volcanic craters, turquoise blue lakes, hot mineral springs, high peaks, an abundance of waterfalls and deep green valleys punctuated by colorful flowers. Azores is also known for its dolphins and whale watching opportunities, amid a wide variety of marine life.

Heading south, way south, off the coast of Africa, you’ll find another collection of Portuguese islands: the Madeira archipelago, with two major islands, Madeira and Porto Santo. The islands are the summits of mountains that have their bases on an abyssal ocean floor. Madeira is famous for its slopes that descend from the mountains to the coast and its rich subtropical flora. Porto Santo has amazing beaches, and it boasts more than 8Km of pristine, sandy shoreline. Madeira and Porto Santo also offers a number of historic landmarks, including the former house of Christopher Columbus.

TALENT & CASTING

Discover a melting pot of potential talents in Portugal. The Portuguese population have a polyethnic character and has its origins in the ancient europeans (south European, west Germanic, Gaelic and Celtic), with influences from the north Africa and from our former colonies, like Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde. Besides, during the past decades many immigrants joined us, from Brasil, Asia and from Eastern European countries. Therefore, casting in Portugal has a wide range of faces. Plenty to choose from.

CREW, EQUIPMENT & POST

On our own facilities at WTS Films we can provide you a full range of production services, or simply post-production solutions (namely editing, motion design and grading), either for TVCs and Films or for more complex projects like multiple-camera TV Shows, thanks to our 4 editing suites, all connected to a Nexis Pro Server with an ultra fast 10Gb/s intranet, making it possible to edit and grade whilst sharing production files at blistering speeds.

Rest assured. Due to the exponential growth in the amount of productions Portugal has experienced in the past decades, quality solutions are granted. The film industry has been unceasingly modernising its equipment and professionals specialised in all areas have all been acquiring invaluable experience and knowledge regarding their craft.

TRAVEL INFO

Transport

There are direct flights to Lisbon from almost any capital in Europe and from many cities around the world. Despite being rather aged in appearance, Lisbon Airport is well organised and has all of the amenities people in transit might need: internet free access; VIP lounges; currency exchange; ATMs; car rental; left luggage facilities and duty free. The airport is pretty close to Lisbon city centre (only 6km away) and it’s very well connected with private and public transportation. Anyways, we’ll be there to pick you up and make sure you feel welcomed in Portugal.

Communications

Portugal has a very modern telecommunications system, with several companies providing internet and cell services throughout the entire territory. All hotels are fully equipped with high-speed internet connection. Contact your local carrier to learn if your cell phone will work in Portugal. If it doesn’t, we’ll get you a Portuguese SIM card to make sure you’ll be always reachable.

Accommodation

Portugal’s hotel industry is one of the most sophisticated and fast-growing in Europe. You will get the best treatment wherever you stay, whether it’s a brand name hotel, a boutique hotel, a hostel, or an AirBnb apartment.

Gastronomy

Portugal’s cuisine is as rich and varied as its landscape and people.

The most distinctive feature of Portuguese cuisine comes from the sea. As you enjoy a simple grilled fish, always fresh like the seafood that abounds from end to end along the coast, you can be sure that you are in Portugal! “Cataplanas”, bouillabaisses and any other fish or seafood dish are also excellent choices. For meat dishes, we have excellent DOP (Protected Denomination of Origin) meats, from north to south, whether it’s beef, pork or kid. Many vegetables and fruit also preserve the taste of the old times, and some also have the DOP label, especially as many are produced organically.

Each dish is paired with the right wine. The whole country produces wine and, while Port wine is famous, the Douro, Alentejo and many other table wines are no less superior. And the cheeses! While Queijo da Serra (mountain cheese from Serra da Estrela) tops the bill, many others will make you beg for more. The sweets, whose roots go back to the many convents where they were originally prepared, even today make us “give thanks to heaven”. And a pastel de nata (custard tart) is a must. It is delicious with coffee, which we like in the form of espresso. At the end of a meal, we might make a toast with some Port or Madeira, fortified wines that have been spreading our name to faraway lands for centuries.

Currency

Like in many European Union countries, we use Euro (€). You can exchange it from your local currency, pretty much anywhere in the world.

Time Zone

Portugal (Mainland and Madeira Islands) is in the Western European Time Zone (WET) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Like most states in Europe, Summer Time is observed in Portugal, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour (GMT+1). After the Summer months the time is shifted back by 1 hour, back to Western European Time (WET) or (GMT).

The exceptions are the Azores Islands which are in the Azores Time Zone. The Azores Time Zone is the Greenwich Mean Time -1 (GMT-1).

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