Do I really need a film permit to shoot in the street? Can I get undeveloped film out of the airport without passing through the metal detector? What equipment can I rent and what should I bring? How can I put together a great English-speaking crew?
San Telmo Productions has the answers.
Filming in Argentina can be a great experience, but like everywhere, it helps to have a local on your crew. Whether you need help with logistics, customs clearance (Argentina does not accept carnets) film permits, hotel reservations, transport, translations, setting up interviews, locations, casting, to putting together a first rate crew, San Telmo Productions is on your side, getting you the best price.
At San Telmo Productions we prevent problems before they arise. We ask questions, give you clear advice and make sure you tap into our network of suppliers to get the best equipment, transport and crew for your shoot in Argentina, Uruguay or Chile.
We are unique in that our staff is made up of filmmakers from Argentina, South America, Europe and the US who combine an understanding of your culture with local know-how.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the coments section below to get a quote for your next shoot!
In addition to our fixer service for TV and documentary shoots we also offer turnkey content for brands and networks, shoots for corporate videos, travel videos and complete production services for independent films and commercials.
We have worked with production companies who produce content for Gene Simmons Family Jewels, HGTV, History Channel, Nat Geo, BBC, Nine Networks Australia, Travel Channel and the companies Nike, Pottery Barn, GE, AirBnB and Madero Hotels.
We have worked with clients from the following countries (in order of frequency): USA, UK, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Korea, Israel, Russia, Sweeden, Finland and Mexico.
We have worked with small productions of two shooters to commercial shoots with crews of 30, and our clients are always pleasantly surprised with the results:
“We found San Telmo Productions on the Internet and were a bit nervous, because we’d never filmed in Argentina. They were able to pull together a six day shoot, 12 actors, multiple locations and everything came out on budget. We also found that there were a number of delightful extras,like extra production assistants and private security, so our shoot went off without a hitch. Ginger Gentile and Gabriel Balanovsky are wonderful. The footage is spectacular.” -Jonathan Dariyanani, Independent Producer for K12, Inc.
“When working on this challenging series for National Geographic Channel shot in 10 capitals around the world, it was crucial to find the best help we could in each location. San Telmo Productions managed to find and secure some of the most difficult contributors in Buenos Aires who really helped our show stand out. Ginger and Gabriel understood exactly what we were looking for, helping us in pre production and throughout our hectic filming week.” – Leticia Meruvia Line Producer/UPM Zig Zag Productions (UK) “Scam City” National Geographic http://www.zigzagproductions.tv
“I wanted to thank you guys for making Buenos Aires a good shoot! You handled it very well, our gear had no issues in or out, drivers were excellent, logistics excellent so I have to thank you both for making it all happen! I appreciate it very much!!!!!! I will use you guys in the future for sure! I hope to come back to BA soon!” – John Kalning Line Producer/UPM, A Day in the Life Inc. (USA) “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” A&E http://www.genesimmons.com/pages/gsfj/index.html
“We had a last minute shoot come together in Argentina and decided to try to hire local. Ginger was extremely helpful with working through our crew, gear, budget and logistic needs – especially with our up-to-the-wire changes and additions. We were able to send our Field Producer down solo to work with their team. It was comforting to know that he had local help with ground transport and navigating any film permitting needs. Gabriel also helped our Field Producer locate and set up a shoot with one of our interviewees who had no phone or internet! We hope to be able to shoot more locations in the area, as we know we’ll have a local team we can count on.” – Amanda Metz, Production Manager AMS Pictures (USA) “You Live in What?” HGTV http://op.amspictures.com/our-shows/you-live-in-what/
“I had the fortunate pleasure of stumbling upon San Telmo Productions when I was looking for a fixer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From the beginning, Ginger Gentile and Gabriel Balanovsky helped with all of my prepping needs for the documentary series I am working on. As soon as the crew arrived, I received feedback from them that Gabriel had coordinated everything to ensure the shoot would go as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We had a few hiccups throughout our visit in Buenos Aires but with Gabriel’s quick problem solving skills, we managed to obtain the footage we required. Post filming in Buenos Aires, Ginger and Gabriel have continued to follow up on outstanding documents etc and they have helped me out immensely. I highly recommend utilizing San Telmo and their talents for any future potential films / documentaries / series etc that you may have in Buenos Aires.”
Tara Anderson, Production Coordinator, Cineflix Productions
“If you’re thinking about working with San Telmo Productions for a TV shoot in Buenos Aires, just do it. They are reliable, organized and proactive. We could always get in touch with them easily during pre-production. Logistics were great and Gabriel was able to get us a last minute location replacement in the blink of an eye. The sound guy they provided spoke perfect English and worked seamlessly with our DoP. We’ve shot all over the world and it’s always a pleasure to work with professionals like the ones at San Telmo Productions.” –Cassandra Corbet, Senior Production Coordinator, Leopard Films (USA) “House Hunters International” HGTV www.hgtv.com/house-hunters-international/show/index.html
“Working with someone thousands of miles away to shoot my required footage was certainly an uncertain experience for me. However the gang at San Telmo followed my instructions to the letter, and the footage was excellently lit, composed and expertly shot. I highly recommend San Telmo!”- Jim Ross, Director Creative Development www.theultimatecatalog.com
“Thanks to the incredible work of my producer Gabriel Balanovsky of San Telmo Productions it was a walk on the beach for me. We managed to shoot 6 locations (2 exteriors) in 3 consecutive days, with a documentation team of FashionTV follwing our every step. Gabriel Balnovsky made sure everything went off without a hitch even though we were on a tight deadline.” –Synes Elischka, Director of publicity spot for Delaostia www.delaostia.net