Gonzalo Guajardo – ሻሎ አሸናፊ



How to get a film permit to shoot in Ethiopia

Obtaining permits to film in Ethiopia can be a tedious process, primarily due to the lack of information and bureaucracy. Fortunately, we have extensive experience in the industry and possess invaluable knowledge about this process. We collaborate closely with the authorities responsible for issuing permits. If you’re considering shooting in Ethiopia, don’t waste time, energy, and resources. Let us assist you so you can focus on what truly matters to you.

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We serve as your local producers, catering to every need you may have, from offering information  on locations, crew, and equipment to facilitating permits and providing advice, we ensure a seamless production process.


 We assist companies in obtaining their film permits to shoot in Ethiopia by offering clear, transparent information about the process, including the required length of time and necessary requirements, providing guidance every step of the way.


We  assist your crew in bringing the necessary equipment or provide rental options as needed. Additionally, we offer experienced assistants who will facilitate your productions, ensuring a smooth and efficient workflow.

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Firstly, take a moment to review my portfolio on the website. Does any of the work showcased align with your vision? Additionally, I recommend reading the “About” page to gain a better understanding of my background and approach. It’s crucial to ensure that our styles and goals align. If your project requires specific equipment, please consult my equipment list. However, rest assured that if I don’t have a particular item, we can always explore the option of renting it to meet your needs.

To initiate the hiring process, please reach out to me through the contact page on the website. Prior to contacting, it’s helpful to have a clear idea of your requirements, including your desired outcome, budget, timeframe, location, and any other pertinent details. If you need assistance in narrowing down your needs, I can provide a brief questionnaire with targeted questions to help streamline the process.

  • Payment can be made through wire transfer, credit card, or paypal, As part of my commitment to compliance, I handle Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements and address any potential payment issues. Prior to signing any agreement, we should agree on the preferred payment method
  • I work on a milestone-based payment system to ensure mutual convenience and satisfaction. Payments are made as a percentage of the project’s completion at each milestone. This approach allows for transparency and progress assessment throughout the project.

In the event of an issue, the first step is to communicate with me directly. We will work together to find a solution. As my reputation is of utmost importance, I am committed to resolving any concerns promptly. However, if we are unable to reach a resolution, we can consider involving a third party to facilitate the workflow. It is worth noting that this step has never been necessary in my experience.

Yes, there are two ways to reduce my daily rate:

  • Length of production: The more days we commit to, the more room we have for negotiation regarding the daily rate.
  • Recurrent jobs: Clients who have worked with me before may receive occasional offers and discounts based on the trust built over the years. However, I am always willing to adapt my budget and commitment to align with your current budget.

Special offer for new clients: As a token of appreciation for reaching this far, new clients can mention the code “NEWCLIENT05” after receiving their first quote. By doing so, I will apply a 5% discount to their very first job.