Film production is a very serious thing ! It's a lot of money, time and
resources... Client requirements are involved. It's the reason why it should not be left at the hand of anyone.
The exemplary film fixer is defined by the righteous conscience of this. He's a
professional really concerned about the goals of saving time and money provided by the producer. He's totally involved in the project and ready to deploy its network and the advantages of his country
to support the film production.
Advantage of Senegal is, for example, the fast and low cost of film permits
process, the wide choice of domestic flights which makes inbound travels fast and easy... An exemplary film fixer knows to turn such strengths at the film production service. He's a force in bringing
forward proposals, very reactive and organised to take in charge the production back office.
It's a major responsibility for responsible professionals. The exemplary film
fixer takes a project -upward- with his ability to show sense of responsibility and... responsiveness !
Absolutely agree. The local guy is an appropriate film fixer as he will provide
to producers the right information at a given time.
As a native from the country he possess the key codes of a culture, local habits,
rules and regulations.
It is a natural do's and don'ts knowledge completed by the fact he's an
Producers are in the search of a compass when they contact local film fixers.
Even an agency acting as an intermediary can't do the job as they're even far from knowing basic stuff such as dealing price and the way to do it locally, getting papers in record time or getting
authorisation and safety for a night shooting for example.
The more you go specific on a production, the more you need a film fixer local
expertise relating to the country.
The local film fixer can find anything you want that is available and allowed in
his country. He really has the ability and the talent to bring on the necessary elements to a film production.
As I speak local language, and mainly knows the cultural cuts, I'm able to guide
them in a fast and efficient way during the preproduction and the production process across the country.
I negotiate rates, hire local crew and talents. Being familiar with a people of
yours is the key to act as efficient and money saving. It permits to link the producers to a reliable and
Being local as a film fixer is an added-value in connecting with inhabitants or
local professionals. I coordinate and manage local crews and I know my people, so I know how to linkup everybody within an intercultural context.