A common selling point, the country also possesses amazing forests, rivers and coastline opportunities, but its industrial side also has great cinematographic potential. There is also a range of farmland and plantations to be explored, including cattle ranches, coffee, rice, corn and sugarcane plantations. Besides, Brazil has a rich cultivation of flowers such as orchids, roses, sunflowers, lavender, among others.
Brazil’s architectural attractions extend from frozen in-time colonial towns to the postmodern and contemporary architecture of some of the world’s most vibrant cities.
Then there is Brazil’s biodiversity: legendary in scope, its diverse ecosystems boast the greatest collection of species of fauna and flora anywhere in the world. From otherworldly landscapes of red-rock canyons to thundering waterfalls, there is undoubtedly a film location for you. Country is divided in 5 main regions.
The largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon encompasses lowlands, exceptionally high trees as well as mangroves and rivers. It provides a vast range of natural resources and in terms of agriculture, the area is particularly known for its rubber production, rice plantations and the harvest of tropical fruits such as guarana, cassava, cocoa, cupuaçu, coconut and passion fruit. The region is marked by its strong indigenous heritage and culture, which provides a unique and colorful landscape for distinct narratives. The folklore exclusive to this region plays an important role in defining its identity. Nonetheless, another extremely advantageous feature of this region is the super rich biome within the forest, which contains more species than any wet forests in the world.
Though most known for retaining the largest white sand coastline in the country, the Northeast of Brazil has been expanding its science and technology hubs over the past few years. It is also an appealing shooting attraction considering its 394 kilometres of roads and highways, which overlook the Amazon forest. Regarding its climatic and geographic features, the region is divided by: Zona da Mata (“Forest Zone”), Agreste (a transitional zone, located on the steep escarpment), Sertão (“Backlands”) and Meio-Norte (“Midnorth”). This comes to show how bio and culturally diverse this area of Brazil can be. In terms of agriculture, the Northeast enables the plantation of sugar, cocoa and cotton; as well as the extensive cattle breeding. At the seaside and the continental platform of the Region, the main activity is the exploitation of oil. Major industries (clothing, food, small machinery) are in the main metropolitan areas of the region.
Due to a strong Dutch ancestry, the peoples within this area display a diverse physiognomy as well as strong miscegenation and varied ethnicities. The region is also known for its traditional Carnaval celebrations, enjoying warm tropical weather all year round.
Particularly known for cattle breeding farms and strong agriculture, the Central-West presents three different ecosystems: Cerrado, Pantanal and the Amazon Rainforest. Plantations rely mainly in the harvest of corn, manioc, pumpkin, beans and rice.
Within this region, the Pantanal covers 12 municipalities and presents an enormous variety of flora and fauna, with forests, natural sandbanks, savannahs, open pasture, fields and bushes.
Today, the Midwest is attracting much investment for agriculture, livestock, and industries, and people from Southeast and Southern Brazil. It is worth noting that Brasília International Airport, Marechal Rondon International Airport, Campo Grande International Airport and Santa Genoveva Airport connects the Center-West region with many Brazilian cities and also operates some international flights.
The most developed region in the country, the Southeast is responsible for 55.2% of the Brazilian GDP. It also leads the country in population, industries, airports, ports, highways and many other areas. It is a cultural melting pot: for instance, São Paulo hosts the biggest Japanese, Italian and Lebanese communities outside their home country.
In terms of climate and geography, the region consists in mountains, coastline and lowlands, displaying mild temperatures and tropical forests. Here you will also find a variety of grottos, caves, rivers and waterfalls, not to mention a vastly diverse biologic and ecosystem, hosting approximately 400 species of birds.
The state of Minas Gerais has a rich cultural and historical background, as well as being home to huge reserves of iron and sizeable reserves of gold and gemstones, including emerald, topaz and aquamarine mines.
The South of Brazil displays a particularly interesting ethnic and cultural heritage: from Spanish, German and Italian to Polish, Ukrainian and Portuguese, here you will find well qualified actors and extras of all skin, eye and hair colours.
The European influence is clearly seen through the region’s architecture, which encompasses beautiful frozen-in-time colonial towns.
The South is the only region of Brazil located in subtropical climate. It is home to smaller farms, though with expressive agriculture and dairy farming. The cultivation of rice, wheat and potatoes are especially strong within the region, which also hosts strong industries of steel, chemical, leather and beverage.