The Hungarian capital Budapest is a chameleon city with magnificent architecture. Film-makers shooting there have recreated Prague, Berlin, Vienna, Paris and Buenos Aires. Hungary’s other big attraction for international productions is its 25% tax rebate.
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Zita Kisgergely and Juan Amin’s Budapest-based Flatpack Films is one of Hungary’s leading production service companies, particularly for commercials. The company has years of experience and a network of contacts stretching across Europe and from India to South Korea.
Flatpack has a reputation for reliability and problem solving. The company, previously known as PPM, recently oversaw production of a lavish new Montblanc ad featuring Hugh Jackman that shot in Budapest with an international crew. The company has also serviced a commercial for Hyundai, which follows a child who grows up fascinated by cars — and ends up driving a Hyundai.
Kisgergely and Amin are fixers who know just how to access locations and to enable foreign producers to work in Hungarian studios with local crews. “Due to our 20 years of experience, we know everyone in the Hungarian industry,” Amin explains.
When it comes to features, Flatpack is presently servicing an Indian project called Raabta, which is now shooting in Budapest.