Jerusalem is one of the fascinating, yet challenging, locations for a film production. There are no proper film facilities in Jerusalem, and very few film professionals live in the city. The center of the film and TV industry is in Tel Aviv, and when planning a film or video production in Jerusalem, it is recommended to take into consideration that there will be daily shuttles between the cities (one hour per direction), or having the Israeli crew stay overnight in Jerusalem.
Film locations in Jerusalem
Jerusalem has become in the last years a great place for film-making. The municipality is very production-friendly, and the Jerusalem police department is cooperative as well. In the last years Jerusalem was undergoing many big construction projects, but with the completion of the first light train line in the city, traffic is now more reasonable.
The Highlight Films production teams, from production managers, location managers and all professional crew, are both Israelis and Palestinians with years of experience of working in international productions in and around Jerusalem. Our connections in the city are excellent, and we know how to make an international production run swiftly.
Our Jerusalem experience
We are probably the most experienced team when it comes to producing feature film productions in Jerusalem. We managed the production of “Jerusalem”, the first IMAX 3D film to be produced in Israel. So we know how to produce in this city…
Production services in Jerusalem
We offer one stop shop for film production in Jerusalem: production and location management, location scouts (recce) in the city. Location clearance and obtaining film permits, getting extras, bits and actors per script; coordinating and managing the production; hiring film crew and equipment, transportation, hotels, security, catering and anything else a film production needs.