Case Study: Films come to Cambodia
The biggest driver behind the expansion of Cambodia as a location has been the upgrading of filming facilities. For the first time, lighting, grip, equipment and crew are available — and are expanding shoot by shoot.
“The number of foreign projects in the country has multiplied by four over the last two years and demand is constantly rising.” says Cedric Eloy, CEO of the Cambodia Film Commission.
In the past two years, Cambodia has hosted features, docus and skeins from France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Australia, the U.S., India and Singapore.The biggest project by far was “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” the third in the franchise, which shot at the Angkor Wat temple complex.
The commission has been working to train Cambodians and enable more Hollywood and other foreign projects in the country, and focusing on providing the kind of crew that a production expects to source locally.