Seasun Productions, a Barcelona-based production services company whose clients include ad agencies, film producers and reality TV productions, is seeking to extend its winning formula to the U.S. The company has opened a production office in Los Angeles that will target film, television and commercial producers seeking to produce their work abroad for location or budgetary reasons. Seasun is capable of supporting productions in areas including Europe, South America, Latin America, Asia with services from cameras and crew to casting, talent, aerial photography, locations, music and postproduction.
Marie Soto will lead Seasun’s U.S. operations as executive producer. She brings lengthy experience in production, postproduction and visual effects, including past affiliations with Omnicom Group, Belief Design, Riot and @radical media.
Seasun helps productions seeking to work abroad in order to capture exotic locations or lower costs. It operates worldwide, providing its clients with local crew, talent, location expertise, production gear and postproduction services, making it easy for them to produce high quality content while controlling production expenses.
Seasun also provides producers with an extra level of security for foreign shoots. Clients work directly with the company’s staff in Los Angeles, which can assist with any questions or problems that may arise, rather than attempt to communicate with crew operating half a world away. The company’s clients include such well-known brands as Nissan, Mitsubishi, Adidas, Samsung, Gap and Nike, as well as European offices of BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather, Euro RSCG Worldwide and Publicis.
“We supply everything from the cameras through craft services, and we do it at a very high level,” said Simon Whittard, Seasun Productions’ founder and CEO. “Productions do not have to send a crew overseas. Instead, we help them work with local crew, who are highly skilled and experienced. The cost savings are very high.”
Soto noted that production companies are often aware of the cost advantages of shooting abroad, but have difficulty in finding trusted foreign partners. “Producers are under a lot of pressure to control costs,” she said. “We offer a solution to that problem. Producers get the benefit of working with a supplier with a proven track record. They reduce costs, without sacrificing production value.”
Seasun Productions has several operating divisions that provide specialty services, including location scouting, casting, modeling, online and in-store production, aerial photography and music supervision. Tapping into those resources, the company can offer producers all-inclusive production packages extending from pre-production through final delivery. “We offer high value services and producers across Europe have responded,” Whittard said. “We believe that U.S. producers are looking for similar solutions and that creates an interesting opportunity for us.”