Filming Crews

Photo by Diego Mosquera

Filming Crews

The strategic location of Tiputini in the heart of Yasuni National Park and the abundance and diversity of life in our region, offers unparalleled filming opportunities for a unique shooting experience. Our location covers a number of different amazonian ecosystems and an incredible array of species that can be covered in short times. Making images of nature available to the public improves possibilities of conservation by allowing those who have little to no opportunity to visit the area to gain some appreciation for the species and ecosystems present. National and international news crews regularly visit the station to acquire images to accompany reports on topics related to Amazonia. Directors and staff members are happy to share information and opinions about Yasuní and its future.

We welcome a variety of international film crews from different countries, as well as photographers and journalists. Shows have been aired in outlets like the National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and PBS Nature and many more (see Past Productions list below).

If you are interested on filimg at Tiputini, we recommend a short preliminary visit to become familiar with the location, environments and facilities, and to determine logistical arrangements. We suggest you contact us at least 3 months before your planned initial date, so that we are able to properly advise you to meet all your requirements.

Filiming Permits

Filming permits in Ecuador are issued on a case by case basis by the Ministry of Environment. Our team will guide you through everything necessary for filming in Ecuador.

Productions filmed at Tiputini

  • Undercover in the Jungle (PBS Nature) Go undercover with a film crew in the untouched wilderness of biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest. Meet some of the most incredible creatures, from pygmy marmosets to pumas, as the wild secrets of the jungle are revealed.

  • The Nature of Things - David Suzuki's Andean Adventure. Should nature have rights, just like humans? David Suzuki sets off on an "Andean Adventure", to see first-hand the places that just may represent the cutting edge when it comes to taking on the world’s energy, climate and economic crises.

  • Faut pas rêver Equateur (France TV). La pirogue glisse depuis des heures sur les eaux du Rio Tiputini. Seuls les cris de milliers d’oiseaux nous accompagnent dans cette jungle incroyablement luxuriante… Nous sommes en Équateur au cœur de la forêt amazonienne.

  • Andes to Amazon (BBC TWO). Explores the unique wildlife that inhabits the diverse landscape of the vast South American continent. The series gives a new perspective on its animals and dramatic scenery.