With a passion for film, we set out to create a series “Filming Abroad”. Our goal was simple. To share knowledge on international TV & film production, the advantage and disadvantages, and benefits of filming in various places around the world, tackling film permissions & visas, hiring local crew, renting equipment, insight into locations & film industry trends in regions not well-known among filmmakers.
Those conversations with some of the most experienced film producers, fixers, location managers, and film commissioners formed the backbone of what we do at Screen Destinations Rising.
It’s a great honor to wake up every day and be a part of something we love doing.
Ada comes from a production background. Her creative work has taken her around the world to shoot Television Series, TVCs, Corporate Films, and Feature Films on five different continents. With direct experience and global contacts, Ada can provide production services, consultation, and complete marketing value to any film destination. In 2018 she was a part of EnvieTV, an e-commerce & streaming platform originating in Australia. Currently, Ada is based in Barcelona, Spain, where she focuses on TV & film development and destination marketing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Film Production from the Warsaw Film School and a master’s degree in PR & Advertising from UNSW, one of the top universities in Sydney, Australia. Both professionally and personally, she is constantly searching for the most intriguing locations and backdrops in the world.
Dan has had a passion for computers and technology since his childhood and he pursued his dream and studied Computer Science. He has worked in many large companies beginning his career as a network engineer, software developer, team leader, release manager, which led him to the position of CTO. An entrepreneur at heart, he continued his studies with an MBA that helped him develop his skills and experience to take him to the next level which was building his first software development company. Currently, he is involved in multiple startup projects.
Grateful to have a job that lets her explore the world, veteran Location Scout Lori Balton is the first location professional accepted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS).
For decades, she has worked with some of the best directors, designers, and location managers in the business on movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, Saving Mr. Banks, Argo, Transformers, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, The Aviator, Pearl Harbour, Armageddon and many more.
Co-founder and past president of the LMGI, she recently produced the first virtual and most successful LMGI Award Show. She conceptualized and co-edited the LMGI Compass Magazine for eight years. Featured on numerous podcasts and master classes, Balton was a jurist for the EUFCN Location Award and the Location Guide’s inaugural Makers & Shakers Awards.
Ian Brodie MNZM is an award-winning film photographer, internationally successful author and film tourism consultant. He has worked on a number of films, including The Lord of the Rings, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe and The Water Horse. He was the stills photographer for The Heavy Water War and Birkebeinerne.
Ian has published over 20 books and sold more than 1.5 million copies. With over 550,000 copies sold of The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook, he was an inaugural winner of the prestigious Platinum Award from Booksellers NZ. In November 2005 he released Cameras in Narnia, on the basics of modern film-making, featuring the Walden Media / Disney adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The book went on to sell more than 850,000 copies.
Ian was Media & Communications Manager for Hobbiton Movie Set Tours. He is a pioneer in creating Augmented Reality for tourism, mythology and film.
We created our digital marketing agency specifically to help Tourism Boards and Film Commissions create awareness about their destinations as a TV & film locations. As global screen production continually breaks records and becomes an increasingly larger industry, how do you plan on participating?
Let’s get productive in bringing filmmakers to your destination. Become a Destinations Rising partner to transform your destination into a place that captivates, enchants, and pulls in film & TV projects from around the world.