Lahuka Film acted as the designated in country partner and sponsor for our shoot in Indonesia for a National Geographic/ Disney+ series. They provided full help and support in the submission phase and advised us at each stage of the process, keeping us fully informed with progress their side.
The company provided the journalist visa and provided fast track and customs clearance on arrival, assisting our crew travelling with over 60 cases of equipment on entry to Indonesia and their onward domestic travel. Again, the team in the UK were kept updated at each stage.
Lahuka Film also provided a fixer for the duration of the shoot to accompany the crew on site, which is now a government requirement and also provided a government registered drone pilot and drone rental.
Communication has been outstanding and all requests/ queries dealt with quickly and thoroughly. We threw a few last minute curve balls at them, but nothing was too much trouble. Clear and detailed quotes were provided throughout and costs were as expected.
Overall, it has been a very positive and productive experience, with confidence that everything was in hand and being dealt with correctly.
Assistance in the film submission stage, monitoring the application until approval, securement of the filming permit prior to arrival in country, provided a meet and greet service in Jakarta, provided safety cover whilst underwater filming in Kakaban Lake, East Kalimantan.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lahuka Filming Services several times over the last few years. Their great attitude, knowledge and ability to help as much, or even as little, as you require has always contributed to making my Indonesian shoots a great success.
Matt Hamilton | Director– Matt Hamilton Media
Assistance in the film submission phase, monitoring the application until filming approval, securing filming permit prior to arrival, provided a meet and greet service on arrival, detailed on site planning at the designated film sites prior to crew arrival, organized National Park filming permit for Way Kambas National Park and local filming permits at the Harapan Rainforest Base Camp, Taman Wisata Alam, Cikananga Wildlife Center, Cipaganti and Taman Safari Bogor, provided a translator and accompanied the crew throughout the trip.
LAHUKA supported us during our filming production in Indonesia in November 2016. They help us with the organization in advance and handled travels, accommodation and food for our crew during their three weeks stay in Indonesia. They took good care of our team and all the permissions needed for shooting with animals in the Indonesian National Park and other locations.
Angelika Sigi | Director –Teks +Bild Medienproduktion
LAHUKA was absolutely exceptional and we could not be happier with their work. They were flexible, personable, and adept, always one-step-ahead of any issue and made sure our whole shoot was seamless, no matter what obstacles presented themselves.
Even though we were filming in the rain forest, with limited access to communication with the outside world, we always felt secure in the knowledge that LAHUKA was supporting our efforts.
Caitlin Starowicz | Producer / Director – Primate Legacy Inc
I cannot recommend LAHUKA highly enough. Their support, knowledge and patience was invaluable for making our Sumatran web-series filming trip a success.
From the moment we first made contact they were instantly helpful and continued to go above and beyond throughout the entire process, answering any of our questions and walking us through the requirements.
Kate Orgias | Content Advisor – Auckland Zoo
I can highly recommended LAHUKA. They provided efficient and friendly service at a competitive rate, and operate a flexible service and tariff structure to accommodate a wide range of needs ranging from filming permits and customs to more detailed services including provision of expedition logistics, staff and supplies plus administrative support throughout the Indonesian archipelago.
Adrian Seymour | Assistant Producer – Silverback Films
Throughout the process, and with very little time to spare to make the trip happen, the support and help given by the team from LAHUKA was exceptional and they proved an invaluable ally in navigating the complicated application process.
From the moment we arrive in Indonesia, we also received fantastic support on the ground, from being met at the airport and helping us through customs to liasing with the local organization on the ground and providing us with all the local information we needed to make things run as smoothly as possible.
John Higgins | Director / Producer – Moondance Productions
LAHUKA provided exceptional help and support to the director and team for their two week shoot on location, securing sensitive access to difficult locations and arranged complicated logistics for the crew director all to demanding schedule and within a tight timeframe.
Adam Turner | Assistant Producer –Spring Films LTD & Werner Herzog
I can highly recommend LAHUKA. Their work was exemplary. They are very experienced in dealing with film crews; and able to advise on logistics as well as tackle emergencies as and when they occur. Hendra and his team are the best fixers I have worked with.
Paul Reddish | Series Producer – Free Spirit Films
I worked with the team from (LAHUKA Ltd) on a recent 2-week shoot in Sumatra across four remote locations including at National Parks. The company were very helpful prior to our departure helping to plan logistics and communicating with contributors on the ground, and guiding us through the complicated process of permits and comms with the embassy. The company helped us through every stage, from joining our researcher at the embassy, and even on location meeting the BBC crew in Jakarta to ease them through customs, and joined them through to Sumatra.
Sam Hume | Producer – BBC Digital