Are you looking to carry out Filming in and around Malaysia or even across SE Asia? Borneo is the third largest island in the world and home to some of the last pristine wildernesses on our planet. Situated in South East Asia, the heart of biodiversity, it can lay claim to hosting some of the worlds rarest animals and most beautiful environments. Primary Dipterocarp rainforest, Granite peaks, dramatic cave systems, and fish-smothered coral reefs can all be found here. Borneo’s cultural heritage is no less impressive. Indigenous cultures such as the Dayaks, Penan and Rungus still live in harmony with their natural environment while nomadic Bajau sea gypsies remain itinerant hunter-gatherers to this day. Borneo is also at the sharp edge of the sword when it comes to conservation issues as modern needs and expansion clash with traditional values and lifestyles. Broadcast production opportunities in Borneo are almost limitless.

Scubazoo can assist with the following and more:

  • Filming permit application, script approval (where necessary), immigration, work permits, and customs clearance.
  • Pre-production assistance including location surveys and recces.
  • Providing production crew, camera crew, expedition leaders, medics, riggers, drivers, etc.
  • Logistics, including booking accommodation & arranging transfers.
  • Vehicle hire.
  • Aerial surveys, filming, and photography.
  • Access to incentives for international co-productions filming on location in Malaysia

With over 20 years of experience, and with our headquarters being actually located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Scubazoo are the most experienced TV and film production management company in Borneo. We are one of the few local companies approved by the Malaysian Government with a FINAS license. This means Scubazoo are entrusted to sponsor international production companies wanting to make TV programs and films in Malaysia. Over the years we’ve handled logistics and filming permit applications in Sabah for over 70 international programmes. We specialise in factual productions, such as natural history and anthropological documentaries, but our scope of work has included reality shows, adverts, and features. We’ve handled shoots for companies such as BBC, Disney, Endemol, ITV2, Tigress, RDF, and ABC, for productions broadcast on BBC, Animal Planet, Discovery and more. Take a look at Scubazoo’s production management portfolio or contact us for more information on our location filming services.

We’re experts at finding interesting and dynamic stories to fit your brief and you’ll be amazed at what we can get your presenter up close and personal with. For more information please contact us.

Scubazoo has an experienced production management team in place ready to assist, advise and handle all of your film application needs not only here in Malaysia but all across the region.
The Scubazoo Team is here handle all of your necessary pre-planning and the running of your shoot making them as painless as possible from the time you step off the plane to the time you get back on. Our team allows you to focus on what matters – maximising the time your camera team has their finger on the record button.