Category - Hungary


Cut in half by the Danube river, Budapest, the capital of land-locked Hungary, plays host to medieval castles, neoclassical buildings along Andrassy Avenue, the 19th-century Chain Bridge and Turkish and Roman influences obvious in its mineral spa sites. Hungary also lays claim to the world’s first official wine region (take that, France), the largest lake in central Europe, at nearly 600 sq km, and there are still cowboys on the country’s Vaste Puszta (Great Plain). The 90,000 sq km country is also covered by more than 20,000 sq km of forest.

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Flatpack Films

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 producers 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.