Why Film in Guyana?
It is a huge country almost the size of England covering 216,000 sq. km, 80 % of which is covered in rainforests. 90% of the 780,000 Guyanese live on only 10% of the land on the narrow low coastal plain. Nine indigenous tribes (Arawaks, Caribs, Wapishanas, Wai Wai, Warraus, Macushi, Patamonas, Arekunas, and Akawaio) and a huge variety of flora and fauna live in harmony in this magical and unspoilt wilderness. Guyana is blessed and it is the chosen home and refuge for the Jaguar, the biggest cat in the Americas; the Harpy Eagle, one of the largest bird of prey in the world; the Giant Anteater, the largest of its kind in the world; the Capybara – the world’s largest rodent, the Giant River Turtle, one of the largest species of fresh water turtles in the world; the Arapaima, the world’s largest fresh water fish; the Anaconda – the largest snake in the world; the Bushmaster, the largest venomous snake in the new world; the Black Caiman, the largest specie in the world; the Giant River Otter, the largest in the world; Victoria Amazonica, the world’s largest Water Lily; over 800 species of birds; over 6000 species of plants; over 700 species of fish and over 200 species of mammals.
Several other wonders of the world await the visitor.
- the Majestic Kaieteur Falls, the longest sheer drop waterfall in the world (741 ft) and five times the height of Niagara Falls
- Mount Roraima, the highest and the most famous tepui (table top mountain) in the world
- the Essequibo River, the third largest river in South America
- the Saint George’s Cathedral, reputed to be the tallest free standing wooden building in the world
- the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway, the only of its kind in the Caribbean
- the Demerara Harbour Bridge, the fourth longest floating bridge in the world (Built in 1978 is 6,074 ft or 1,851 meters long)
- Shell Beach , 90 miles long – is one of the longest beaches in the world
Untouched, unspoiled and undiscovered, Guyana is South America’s biggest little secret and a filmmaker’s paradise. It offers a variety of beautiful scenic and exotic locations. Rated as one of the best wildlife retreats and adventure destination by The Independent and Times Online, Guyana offers jungle and swamp locations, grasslands, Savannahs, mangroves, lush virgin rainforests, over 365 waterfalls including the Majestic Kaieteur Falls, gigantic mountains, our impressive wooden building that were inspired by Dutch and British who once ruled this beautiful land, the rich diverse culture of our Guyanese people and several other facets that make it a filmmaker’s paradise!