THE FILM CAPITAL
HOLLYWOOD STANDARD STAGES & FACILITIES IN BUDAPEST
Studios & facilities strategically built for reliability, convenience and comfort. Stages, production offices, workshops, water tanks and backlots – catered to your every need. All you need to do is focus on bringing your next project to the big screen.
10 stages (8 soundstages, 2 VFX/multimedia stages) totaling 18,000 sqm
Production accommodation for all cinematic needs
Over 14 acres of empty backlot
Trailers, vehicles and various equipment
Film craft and catering
The Hungarian Tax Credit
As part of the Hungarian tax credit, there is a cash rebate of 30% on all eligible Hungarian and non-Hungarian spend (eligibility of non-HU spend is capped at 25% of the Hungarian spend).
Who Qualifies? Feature films, Animations, Documentaries, Experimental pieces, Mini-series and TV series.
outside the wire
in the land of blood and honey
spy who dumped me
shadow and bone
birds of paradise
The Unbearable weight of a massive Talent
Escape Room: Tournament of Champions
50+ major productions
Feature films, series, TV shows, events
The Continental (2021 – …)
Moon Knight (2021)
Shadow and Bone (2021– )
Escape Room II (2021)
Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021)
Poor Things (2021)
FBI – International (2021)
Karate Combat – 2 ep (2021)
Birds of Paradise (2020)
The Unbearable weight of a massive Talent (2020)
Terra Vision (2020)
Virtuosos V4+ (2020)
Mrs. Harris goes to Paris (2020)
Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2020)
Outside the wire (2019)
Shadow and Bone (2019-2020)
Gemini Man (2018)
Terminator : Dark fate (2018)
Attraction 2 (2018)
Berlin Station 3 (2018)
The Alienist (2017)
The spy who dumped me (2017)
Mars – Utunk a vörös bolygóra – Season 1. (2016)
Blade Runner 2049 (2016)
Jupiter holdja (2016)
Hunter’s Prayer (2015)
Atomic blonde (2015-2016)
Tyrant (2015, 2016)
Beck’s last summer (2014)
Public Werken (2014)
X Company (2014, 2015, 2016)
Terápia 2.-3. évad (2013, 2015-2016)
Hercules: The Thracian Wars (2013)
Karsten og Petra (2013, 2016, 2017)
A good day to Die Hard (2012)
Liza, a rókatündér (2012)
47 Ronin (2011)
Monte Carlo (2010)
In the land of blood and honey (2010)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2010)
The great ghost rescue (2010)
HOME OF the acclaimed productions
Feature films, series, TV shows earning awards are produced at ORIGO STUDIOS
International filmmaking in Hungary has gone a long way, but the recent success of Dune has proved something: Hungary makes filmmakers’ dreams come true
Article by Budapest Reporter:
The country has a long history with Hollywood blockbusters, with titles like “I Spy” and “A Good Day to Die Hard”, but in the past few years, Hungary became a very popular choice for many American studios.
“Blade Runner 2049” was the first ‘big one’, filmed at ORIGO Studios and various locations in Budapest in 2016. The sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 cult classic may not have been a hit at the box office, but it was successful during the award season, taking home the award for Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects on the 90th Academy Awards.
This was the first time Denis Villeneuve directed in Hungary. In an interview, the director said that he loves the cultural legacy of Budapest, its beauty and world-class film crews.
“It had to be either in London or Budapest,” he said. “In London there’s no more stage space! London is like a Stars Wars empire.”, said the director.
TNT’s series “The Alienist” is a great example of the passion of Hungarian professionals. The critically acclaimed show starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning not only won a Primetime Emmy in 2018, but many of its Hungarian art directors, set designers and concept artists were praised by the Art Directors Guild in 2019.
In 2018, Denis Villeneuve returned to ORIGO Studios to film yet another sci-fi blockbuster, the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic novel, “Dune”. The multimillion-dollar production was nominated for 10 awards on this years’ Academy Awards in March, winning 6 of them in technical categories.
Hungary is currently the leading country of international filmmaking in Eastern Europe, and it looks like it’s going to keep that title for a while. Most recently, Marvel’s latest Disney+ show, “Moon Knight” was shot in the country, the filming of the upcoming Dune sequel is set to return to Budapest too, and the adaptation of the famous videogame series “Borderlands”, starring Cate Blanchett and Jamie Lee Curtis was also shot in Hungary.
“It’s very touching to be in Hungary. From the moment I arrived, I met a lot of people who look like me, or my brothers or sisters.”, posted Jamie Lee Curtis in a social media post, who uncovered her Hungarian origins during the filming of Borderlands in 2021.
Thanks to the expert workforce, great locations and tax rebate options, more and more foreign producers find their account in Budapest.