Mauritius is a gorgeous tropical island in the Indian Ocean, with a year-round temperate climate with 10 – 12 hours of light per day.
Mauritius is part of the group of islands which include Madagascar, Mayotte, Comoros, the Maldives, Seychelles, and Reunion (part of France). It is strategically placed between Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, and is easily accessible from international destinations by many air carriers, and by sea.
It has a sophisticated 1st world infrastructure (roads, Metro, internet), world class hospitality and accommodation, and a strong financial and legal ecosystem. Mauritius is a multi-cultural society where freedom of expression and religion are enshrined in the Westminster based Constitution.
Mauritius is well known for its world class hospitality and an easy destination for film and television productions.
Since the advent of the EDB Rebate in 2013, an average of 20 films / series have been produced per year.
Reasons to film in Mauritius include:
|Airlines||Multiple airline access daily|
|Completion Bond||Locally based Completion Guarantor|
|Cost||20 – 30% less expensive than Europe & South Africa|
|Covid||Established Covid Film Protocols & low Covid environment|
|Crew & Cast||Experienced local crew & cast talent pool|
|Film Equipment||Respected global company locally based; Extensive camera, lights & grip equipment|
|Film Rebate||Economic Development Board (EDB) Film Rebate|
|Financial||Established financial and banking infrastructure|
|Languages||English, French and Creole|
|Legal system||Established legal community & infrastructure|
|Locations||Beaches, jungle, urban city-scapes, period & modern architecture|
|Low Tax regime||Maximum 15% corporate tax|
|Highly rated||Ease of doing business, air quality, safety & security|
|Hospitality||Well-known world class Hospitality industry|
|Insurance||Experienced local Insurance companies|
|Weather||All year-round filming in temperate climate & 12 hours light|
|Proximity to||Africa - 4 hours • India - 6 hours • Europe - 12 hours|