About Vapues Productions

With almost 20 years experience in international film and TV production, a vast network of contacts and as much local knowledge as a human brain can handle, Vapues Productions is your gateway to filming in Panama, Nicaragua and across Central America.

Our dedicated team are here to help with all aspects of your production, from film permits and logistics to professional crews and full-scale Producing. However big or small your project, we’re here to make it happen.

Filming in Nicaragua and Panama

Maybe we're biased, but there aren't many places in the world with such an array of diverse and spectacular scenery for film and TV production.

Affordable, flexible and with a growing market for quality local actors and crew, Panama and Nicaragua provide filming opportunities to rival anywhere in the Latin America.

Our Services

Planning & Budgeting

Our in-house team are experts in maximizing your production budget and enabling you to concentrate on what you do best. We can help you keep track of costs and plan your spending, as well accessing Tax Rebates and Location Fee Waivers wherever possible. We’re here to keep things on time and within budget.

Location scouting

We're locally based and have spent decades finding unique and spectacular locations in Panama, Nicaragua and across Central America. We'll work with you in pre-production to research and scout the perfect locations for your production, and we’ll be there to make sure you have everything you need in place for the day of the shoot.

Legislation & Permits

We'll help you to navigate the paperwork and legal requirements for filming in Panama, Nicaragua and further afield, so you can avoid any unnecessary delays during your shoot. This includes ensuring airport clearance when you arrive, film permits and location permits, managing contracts and insurance, and any local legal requirements.

Travel Planning

We have our own fleet of modern vehicles, including SUV’s suitable for rural terrain, and can arrange trucks, boats, helicopters and planes with minimal fuss. You’ll have a dedicated Travel Planner to make sure things run efficiently and cost-effectively, as well a fixer and translator to solve any unexpected problems along the way.

Crew and Equipment

Over the years, we've built a network of the best English-speaking film professionals in the region, ready to join your crew as needed. Just let us know your requirements and we’ll find the best people for the job. We can also arrange production rooms and equipment rental locally, including drone rental and drone operators.


We can provide drivers, translators, catering, security, emergency medical technicians, nature experts, fixers, producers, directors, digital imaging technicians, camera assistants, stills photographers and pretty much anything else you could think of for your shoot. We can also help with casting for local actors and extras.