Film makers choose Jamaica because...
...Jamaica is one of the world's most naturally attractive locations for filming. You don’t have to go far to see it, you can just check our online photo library for hundreds of shots ranging from historic churches and underground caves to busy city scenes and waterfalls.
International filmmakers have been coming to the island since the early 1900s. During the 1980s there was a drastic increase in the number and types of film projects shot here. Jamaica has seen the likes of the world famous "Bond Films", Islands in the Sun with the beautiful Dorothy Dandridge and most recently Knight & Day with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. A host of Jamaica-inspired films have enjoyed worldwide favour from fans of "the roots and culture" that surrounds our music industry. These films include "Cool Runnings", "Dancehall Queen" and "One Love" starring Ky-mani Marley.
Since the establishment of the Jamaican Film Commission 26 years ago, we have serviced over 3,500 film projects, ranging from the traditional full-length feature film to the rapidly growing documentary, and everything in between.
Over 150 films are shot in Jamaica annually. Film makers choose Jamaica because of our accommodating environment, beautiful people and breathtaking locations. So come to Jamaica and take your best shot!