As one of the few stable countries in the Middle East, Morocco has become an important destination for international productions set in the region.
Category - Africa
With 300 days of sunshine per year the vast, scarcely populated Namibia (three times bigger than the UK but with 62 million fewer people) has virtually no pollution or smog. The country also boasts part of the world’s oldest desert, the Namib, African thornbush savannah, rugged mountains, deep canyons, lush bush, woodland and dramatic coastlines.
With eight months of reliable sunshine, every landscape imaginable — from urban sprawl and imposing tower blocks to dusty deserts and lush wineries — South Africa has it all. But the rainbow nation’s biggest draw for international film-makers remains more fundamental: it is cheap.
A shamanic snake charmer, a challenging Mallorcan location that tested the crew to its limits, and breath-taking landscapes on the Spanish island all helped give Susanne Bier’s six-part TV series The Night Manager the sweep of an epic cinematic movie.