Cyprus Video and Film Production service by Moi Ostrov Studio
Cyprus production service for film, videos and photography.
Moi Ostrov studio is Cyprus based publishing group and Cyprus production service company run by Swedish born producer Alexander Papacosta and his international team of DP’s runners and stylists. Alexander and his wife Lolita founded the company in 2009 with a desire to produce better still and moving images than Cyprus had seen to date. With a drive for perfection we have developed a flawless team of trained professionals delivering a north western professional service in this south eastern European island.
We love making great content and we will give your shoot our full attention because as producers and buyers we know the feeling of having an amazing project delivered as well as that not so great feeling when you do not feel that the material delivered match your expectations or mood.
If you are a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for production services in Cyprus, you have found your partner. we specialize in photography production for fashion campaigns and photography as we have over 150 projects behind our back in this feild. Secondly we love moving pictures and we have fully vetted, locally based runners, producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators and a range of other film crew and (inhouse) equipment. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references. Call or WhatsApp us on +35799164158 or fill out the form in our contact page. Our founder and Ceo Alexander Papacosta will pickup himself and get you straight up qoutes on the phone with delivery time and cost estimates delivered right in the app as well as suggested location pics.
Want to know more about production service in Cyprus?
Scroll down for an introduction to Cyprus locations, weather, permits, when to shoot, costs, talent, crews, equipment, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits, film friendly hotels, transport, communications and safety advice.
Cyprus is divided between the Greek south and Turkish north, with the capital Nicosia also divided. The south is best known for its fine white sand beaches, turquoise waters, secluded coves, rugged mountain interior, pine forests, Troodos Mountain Ski Resort, rolling vineyards, citrus orchards and olive groves, Byzantine churches, and antiquities. Paphos is famed for its archaeological sites relating to the cult of Aphrodite, including ruins of palaces, tombs and mosaic-adorned villas. Also of note are the ancient Greek ruins of Salamis and Kourion. The less-developed Turkish north of Cyprus is known for its castles and mosques.
Cyprus Film Location Permits.
Permitting is a straight forward process with most locations taking no more than a week. Download our location Pack
When to shoot… aka Weather?
Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with abundant sunshine all year round. Long, dry summers (May to September) and mild winters (November to March) are separated by short Fall and spring seasons. Summer has cloudless skies with occasional sea breezes cooling the high temperatures. Winters are mild, with some rain and snow on the Troodos Mountains. April to November are the best months to film for the weather. For monthly weather statistics please see here.
The colourful Limassol Carnival takes place in February / March every year.
Southern Cyprus trades in the Euro and northern Cyprus trades in the Turkish lira.
Local crew is inexpensive and booking Moi Ostrov Studio always gets great prices for your project due to our highly respected position in the market.
Talent is non-union.
Day rates and buyouts are negotiable. 120 to 500 per day (10h) depending on the crew members experience and speciality.
Cyprus offers mainly Greek and Russian looks. All other talent looks need to be brought in from abroad.
We have a wide range of agency contacts though our own publishing house all over Europe with some direct model contents as well.
Cyprus has a small pool of directors, directors of photography and stills photographers.
The key crew will in most cases be brought in from abroad. Cyprus’s close proximity to major European production centres allows easy access to those crews should you ever need to look further.
Contact us if you are looking for a Nicosia, Limassol or Paphos based director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman/camera operator), focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA/runner, production driver, or any other film crew in Cyprus.
Camera, grip and lighting equipment is available locally, everything from light SLR cams to Red Dragon 6K and Arri cams as well as lights, reflectors, sandbags, c stands.
Very specialized equipment will need to be brought in from abroad.
Moi Ostrov Studio – Cyprus Production Service has three studios ranging from 80 to 800 square meters located in Paphos and Limassol for daily or long term rent.
We offer post-production services for commercials and films with light animations, for feature films it is best to make the post-production overseas.
Visas and Work Permits.
Passport holders of western and EU countries can enter Cyprus visa-free for stays of up to 90 days. No work permits required for short-stay filming.
EU citizens can travel between north and south Cyprus using official crossing points, regardless of their point of entry to the island. Roads are up to international standards. Several international and budget airlines service flights to Cyprus for your Cyprus Productions.
Here is a list of airlines currently flying to Cyprus | Cyprus Production Service airline recommendations.
Cyprus Production Service – Accommodation.
Contact us for special rates at film friendly hotels in Cyprus or rent our location house which is a great place for a crew of 14 to stay and to film in.. For longer stays we can also organize serviced apartments.
Cyprus has basic cable and DSL connections as well as quite well spread 4G mobile connection but upload speeds are always and issue for sending video files overseas. In Moi Ostrov Studio 3 we offer a 100 Mbit line for uploads which is one of the faster connections available on the island. We also offer on-location 4G modems and power stations for setting up local Wifi on the set.
When choosing Cyprus for you Production Service, you opt for a safe, terror-free, low crime location with relaxed government and private sector who loves the promotion any film or shoot will bring to the island, this is something that makes Cyprus productions stand out in the European market but on the other hand we also lack tax incentives. this is however offset to cheap location fees compared to other European locations such as Spain. both private and government sector.
Cyprus is a very safe place for foreign productions to visit. Check your local embassy’s travel advice, note the difference between north and south side travel recommendations
Send us a note if you think that we can help you with your Cyprus Production Service needs and we will give you a fast in-depth reply to any questions.