Montreal Photography Productions, Senior Producer Michelle d’Eze said, in an interview with the US press that » Shooting in Montreal means more then Dollar and Sense–Montreal has it all; European cultural and architectural heritage, modern urban cityscapes, quaint rural backdrops, four distinct seasons and a geography of mountains, fields, lakes and rivers. »
Montreal through camera lenses!
When looking through your camera lenses see; Old Europe at a fraction of the cost; New York, Chicago or any North American Metropolis — only safer and much more affordable; a climate and geography allowing to shoot photos that take place anywhere, in any weather and at any moment in history; a lower cost of living; and a thriving place where the quality of life is unsurpassed, The Province of Quebec and its Metropolis Montreal rank among the most foreign production friendly locations in the world.
Montreal, 400 years of well-preserved history!
What do you get when you combine 400 years of well-preserved history an European cultural and architectural heritage, modern urban cityscapes, quaint rural backdrops, four distinct seasons and a geography of mountains, fields, lakes and a river that gets so wide it can be mistaken for the sea?
In essence, the ideal conditions for outdoor shooting. Photographres, art directors, publishers as well as, filmmakers and producers have often been pleasantly surprised by Montreal Photography Productions’s Location scouts in their ability to come up with credible stand-ins for such hard-to-find locales as a New York winter street at the turn of the century, a 16th-century Paris neighbourhood or a Maine seashore village buried under gold- and red-coloured autumn leaves.A little bit of cosmetics is often all that is required to relocate such faraway places as Shanghai or St.Petersburg.
Dollars and sense!
Not surprisingly, over and above the ideal backdrop, the number one criterion in a decision process when seeking a foreign location is the budget – and, more specifically, how much of it can be saved. Very often, it is those very savings that will determine whether a project gets greenlit or remains shelved. In order to bring your large-scale visions in all their breathtaking details, you need all the financial breaks that can be made available to you, thus, an ever-advantageous Canadian dollar.