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If you are looking for production services in Latvia you are in good luck! We provide local production support in Latvia and can help you book crew, locations and logistics and more. Our locally based Producers and Fixers comes with local knowledge and can help manage and coordinate international shoots of any kind: TV-series, feature films, commercials, branded content, documentaries, corporate as well as still shoots. At Swixer we operate and provide production services all across Latvia.
The local crews in Latvia have extensive experience working on international shoots of various scale. From smaller shoots to large global commercial campaigns our Producers and Fixers can help book any crew and creatives needed such as DoP’s, Directors, production managers, production assistants, sound operators etc. So in other words, if you are looking for a production-friendly environment, skilled English-speaking professionals and a pool of unseen locations and talent, come to Latvia!
Filming in Latvia is easy and the permit process is straightforward. Filming on private locations is negotiated directly with the homeowners, while bigger exterior shoots and road closures need to be arranged with the local authorities. One of our experienced location managers will take care of all the necessary applications and make the bureaucratic process fuss-free.
Latvia is an amazing country and offers a wide variety of locations, ranging from white sandy beaches and pristine forests to historic palaces and modern architecture. Most locations can be reached within a short drive from the Riga International airport, making Latvia an attractive filming destination. Thanks to the distinct four seasons you can enjoy 17 hours of daylight in summer and snowy landscapes in winter.
The capital Riga offers an eclectic mix of styles; here you can find untouched medieval streets, romantic Art Nouveau districts, Soviet brutalism and contemporary Scandinavian design. The interior and exterior scenes can be combined with large scale set construction in Riga Motion Picture Studio, which offers several purpose-built soundstages, construction workshops, green screen and water tank. The unseen locations and their accessibility make Riga an instant filmmakers’ favorite!
In Latvia, the weather is warm and sunny in June, July, August and September and the coldest months are January and February. The rainiest months in this city are July and August. The cities with the best climate are Riga, Daugavpils, Jelgava, Jurmala, Kuldīga, Aizkraukle, Aloja, Balvi, Bauska and Carnikava, with good weather, at least 5 months a year.