Film production placements

Film production placements in Mexico

Our film production placements are based at an independent production company in Guadalajara. The company produces a number of films in English and Spanish for a variety of clients and audiences, including music videos, feature films, documentaries, corporate videos and advertisements.

Depending on your previous experience, you will start with an introduction to film making. You will be learning the technical skills needed to operate the camera, how to frame and light the subject and receive training in sound recording and editing.

As you prove your competency (or if you have previous production experience), you will gradually take on more responsibility working on bigger productions. You might start off running cables and setting up lighting and progress to operating the cameras, recording sound or editing and wrapping up the production.

This is truly is a unique opportunity to be involved in every stage of the film making process, from the initial storyboard concept, through production and post production through to selling and publicising the production.

Accommodation on this project is with families, usually sharing with another volunteer. You will be joined in Guadalajara by others on our medical, teaching and business projects. For more click here>>

Roles include:

Drawing storyboards
Designing and building sets
Researching locations
Costume design
Aquiring and maintaining props
Production assistant
Camera crew
Sound crew
Lighting crew
Managing and directing actors
Post production editing


Good conversational Spanish
A serious interest in film
Good conversational English
Minimum age 17 years old (no maximum age)

This project is suitable for:

Those interested in film production experience / internships
Gap year students
Film students
Career breakers and those looking to try a career in film
Film production internships

Previous experience of film production is not necessary but the projects are tailored to your interests and experience. We will ask for a CV and examples of previous published work. If you haven't had anything published, the editors of the publications will usually set you an assignment so that they can gauge your writing style and ability to work to assignment.

Combining projects

The film production can be combined with the print media projects, radio and / or TV broadcast media placements in Guadalajara. We recommend at least a month on each placement.

Click here>> for more on radio placements in Mexico

Click here>> for more on print journalism placements in Mexico

Click here>> for more on TV placements in Mexico

Contact us to chat about which programme would be best for you.

Project start dates

Every Friday

Please aim to arrive on a Thursday afternoon or Friday morning so that your induction can be conducted on Friday. You can arrive on other days by appointment but additional fees may apply. Please avoid arriving on a weekend. Accommodation spaces throughout the year are limited so reserve your space now.

Click here to book this porject online nowCosts

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2022 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,295 £1,295 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £995
2023 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,295 £1,295 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £995
2024 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £995

All costs shown above are for one month. Additional months can be added for £895.

What's included

Donation to the project
Your accommodation
UK support
(including comprehensive predeparture information and briefing)
Airport pick-up
Local induction
Basic language course
Local overseas support
Your food
(in project accommodation)

What's not included

Spending money
Food during weekend if travelling independently