Why Filming in Morocco
Morocco has been a popular shooting destination among filmmakers and many popular movies and commercials have been shot in this beautiful country. Some filmmakers come back again and again to Morocco to film their movies. It is obvious to think: why Morocco and not any other country? Here are some of the most prominent reasons why some directors look no further than Morocco in their quest to find the most suitable shooting location.
The landscape of Morocco: Morocco provides a landscape quite unmatched by any other country. The landscape gives filmmakers the power of not only portraying Morocco in a unique light but also use the landscape of Morocco as a double of many countries. Movies like “Lawrence of Arabia” with Saudi Arabia as the setting, “Jesus of Nazareth” with Palestine as the setting, “The Man Who Would Be King” with India as the setting, “Kundun” with Tibet could not have been shot in any other country than Morocco. The diverse landscape further empowers a filmmaker to easily depict beaches, mountains, and deserts.
The weather of Morocco: The weather in Morocco is another strong point in favor of Morocco as a popular shooting destination. Some of the top shooting locations in Morocco like Marrakesh, Casablanca, Essaouira, Erfoud, and Merzouga receive an annual daylight of about 8 hours a day. This makes it possible for filmmakers to shoot anytime in the year without any interruption.
The support of Moroccan government: Filmmakers are warmly welcomed in Morocco as filming here provides a boost to the tourism. There are minimal custom clearance, permit, and official requirements for filmmakers and their crews. This allows for a hassle free shooting in Morocco
Proximity to the western countries: Morocco is very close to the western countries. This makes it possible for western directors to visit Morocco frequently without spending a lot of time and money on travel.
Economical: Professional crew members and actors are easily available in Morocco; the best part is that they save you a lot of money as well. Choosing cast and crew members in Morocco also means savings on the airfares and wages. It is a well known fact that Moroccan crew, technicians and cast members charge much less as compared to their western counterparts. This coupled with the low cost of living and low transportation, boarding and lodging costs makes Morocco an ideal place for filmmakers to churn out great movies at significantly lower costs.
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