Media services

Are you planning to shoot your film, video, commercial or TV program in the Netherlands?
Do you need production support or co-production partnership while doing your project in the Netherlands?

Mata Hari Media offers:

Production Planning
We assist with production planning, budgeting and scheduling. We will read your script and advise on the most time and cost effective ways to shoot in The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Amersfoort, Keukenhof, Scheveningen, Amsterdam Arena (the Ajax soccer stadium) and all other Dutch cities and locations) and in other European countries.

Location Scouting
Our experienced scouts can find any location to match your requirements. We show some inspirational sorted by Dutch, European and seasonal locations.

We can assist with Film permits; we know what is needed and how to get it.

Pre-Production & Research
Sometimes a (deep) research pre-production is necessary, we can help you with a historical or location research and procure/ provide historical data if needed, photographs for research, literature for research, invitation letters, support for visa or other legal documents, research information about permits and entrances, casting if needed and prepare the recce period with planning and locations. We can also help you set up your production base, or your office away from home, and provide you with everything necessary for a successful shoot.

We know the best crews and will find the right people for your project. (from production managers, technical assistance, location managers, producers, production assistants, runners, traffic managers, cinematographers, gaffers, directors and more)

Cast and Casting
We can organize casting sessions (locations and equipment). Mata Hari Media Casting department casts actors, actresses, models and children for (international) feature films, TV commercials, corporate- and promotional films, TV series, video clips, telemovies and photography. If you want to apply as an actor, actress or a model, please see our online application form.

Equipment Rentals
We have excellent relationships with all the main equipment rentals and can help to fulfill your rental needs at advantageous conditions.

Sound Stages / Studio Rentals
We liaise with sound stage and studio rentals, and advise you on your best choices. (Incl. very small green screen studio’s till very large ones).

Production Office Rentals
We source and rent production office space, from single offices to space for large production crews.

We work with the best caterers and will make sure your crew won’t have to work on an empty stomach.

Travel and Transport
We help with travel and transport arrangements during recce and/or during the actual film/TV commercial/photoshoot and can advise you on the most cost effective deals.

We assist with short or long term accommodation, from hotels, to apartment rentals and beyond.

SFX / Consultants
We will find SFX and other specialized consultants for your shoot, as may be needed.

We provide production and support services during your shoot, and offer full-service line-producing and co-production services.

We set up and support post-production in the Netherlands and Belgium, from assembly editing during the shoot to full-scale picture and sound post.

Mobile Editing
We can provide mobile editing solutions for your shoot, for editing on location, in your office, or in your hotel room or home- whatever your preference.

Tax Credits / Financial Incentives
The Netherlands, as well as many other locations throughout Europe offer attractive tax credits and other financial incentives. We can advise on the best way for your project to benefit, and help calculate a detailed budget. We can advise on how to cash-flow these incentives, to ensure they can become part of your up-front financing wherever possible.

Accounting and Legal
For bigger projects, it can be beneficial to rely on the expertise of local accounting and legal experts. We can make recommendations and put you in touch with trusted sources.

We will help to arrange the right coverage, to ensure your project conforms with all insurance requirements.

Storage and Shipping
We can arrange long and short term storage, and assist you with all your shipping needs.

How do we work?
Please read how we work and just meet or contact our team to discuss how to move forward with your production plans.

Special focus on the Dutch – Indonesian market
Mata Hari Media Services is a Dutch-Indonesian production support company based in Amsterdam. It was originally established to cater demands from Indonesian Film-productions wanting to do film production in the Netherlands. We realized that it can be difficult to do production in a foreign country with the language barrier, customs, regulations, and restrictions. Therefore we decided to offer our expertise and knowledge assisting Indonesian Production teams with research, location scouting, talent hiring, working permits, filming permits, and all aspects related to the media production (films, TV commercials, photo shoots, etcetera.) in the Netherlands. Our English/Dutch/Indonesian speaking team will certainly make you feel at home while helping your production go smoothly. Mata Hari Media Services offers full production support for media production in the Netherlands. No project is too small or too big for us.

Dutch or/and International market
We provide film production and location services for film, television, commercials and corporate video productions. We support in the Netherlands and neighboring countries in Europe.

  • Corporate videos
  • Promotional videos
  • Commercials
  • Music Video
  • Workshops
  • Pre-wedding
  • Events
  • Film festivals
  • Film Premieres in the Netherlands
  • And more…

Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

Please see the FAQ here.