Created to connect the film and TV industries with the incredible locations and people of Central America, Vapues Productions has grown into one of the most reliable and well-connected production service companies in the region.
Since our first production back in 2004, we've worked with crews from all over the world and developed a wealth of knowledge about the industry, as well as a list of contacts which can open doors and provide the very best local actors and film professionals available.
We also know our countries better than anyone, giving you access to unique locations and overcoming the logistical challenges of the region. We operate primarily in Panama and Nicaragua, but also have experience, knowledge and contacts across Central America.
From film permits, location releases and tax rebates, right up to full-scale professional Producing, we’re here to help you make your project a reality.
Originally from Holland, Jan first came to Panama and Nicaragua in the late 90's as a wide-eyed traveller, but soon fell in love with the region and decided to make it his home and his career.
Starting out with just a tiny office in Managua and a few local staff, he set about building a successful travel business, Vapues Travel, to serve the region’s growing tourism industry. A chance encounter with a journalist a few years later led to his first major fixing job, and he's been using his network and local knowledge to facilitate film and TV projects ever since.
He's built his reputation on getting things done with the minimum of fuss, has a list of contacts as long as your arm, and is fluent in English, Spanish and Dutch (obviously…).
Our core team consists of an experienced researcher, location scout, a fixer/producer, quality control manager, travel planner, cost-analysis manager and several production assistants. We believe that you won’t find a better group of people to help you make your ideas come to life.
We also work closely with some of the region's most respected film and TV professionals, including;