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PGGB Members Join PSN FAM Trip to Colombia

Wed 3rd Jul 2024

The latest PSN Filmmaker FAM trip showcased an eclectic selection of filming locations in Bogotá and Cartagena in Colombia to visiting producers and executives.

Attendees included two PGGB Members, producers Ben Rimmer and Michael Robins, as well as production executives from the likes of AppleTV+ and Sony Pictures Television.

Colombia is beginning to make a name as a filming location, with recent productions including the latest in the Paddington Bear franchise, Warner Bros. series The Big Cigar  and Annapurna Television’s The Changeling, but remains off the radar for many filmmakers. 

Both Ben and Michael were hugely impressed by the levels of professionalism and infrastructure already present in the country.

“Everywhere we've been and everyone we've met have just been great. And I think that what I've seen professionally has been brilliant” says Michael. “There's a very can-do attitude. And we've been very well looked after. They have been on top of everything.”

For Ben, "We've seen they've got the absolute latest in equipment and they're totally on top of that which is mightily impressive. It's world-class what we've seen the studios are excellent, so you've got the stage space here… It just feels a lot more first world than I was expecting.”

“I'm really impressed that it's all, not just possible here, but it's set up here and the tax break is here and looking very solid” He continues.