The crux of Medium Rare Productions
Medium Rare is about creating content just the way you love it. In the digital age, each project has unique requirements. We understand the scope of work, plan thoroughly and shoot systematically. What’s our secret? An eccentric director, an over enthusiastic producer and a really well fed crew. Seriously, we get the best chicken tikka masala on our sets.
We love to collaborate with new people, create exciting content and grow in the industry together led ably by Mr. Ricky Saxena aka Rickynaldo, an action figure collector and football hooligan, we mean enthusiast.
Our endeavor is to provide complete creative support and production services for your projects in India. Want to shoot in the valleys of Kashmir, Ghats of Varanasi or the backwaters of Kerala? We’ll find you the locations and people required to execute your shoot just the way you like it hoping to bring out quirky stories that showcase different colours of India.
We’ve worked on a wide variety of feature films, documentaries, advertisements and events over the last 15 years. Thus, we understand the challenges and complexities of shooting in a culturally diverse country like India.
In-depth research and information across all spectrums throughout the country with endless cups of highly caffeinated coffee for our researchers.
Through our experience and knowledge garnered over the years, we are diligent in obtaining the correct permits and clearances for various purposes. This covers applying for the appropriate Visa into India & clearing shipments in & out from the country.
We start with analyzing and breaking down your scripts and wish lists to work out an accurate budget for your shoot schedule.To ensure transparency we provide a detailed budget and all the complimentary paper work.
Budgets are usually drafted using:
INR | USD | EURO
All your location needs will be met with the best possible alternative. Depending on the nature of the shoot, we can organize the necessary indoor set constructed studios or outdoor locations.
In a vast country like India, bureaucracy plays a big part. Obtaining the suitable permission from the correct government body is a huge task that we take off your shoulders. All the required permits from government bodies / Pvt. Agencies / Welfare departments / Councils / Unions and Independent Admin.Bodies will be obtained in time with all the necessary paper work.
We are well connected with major vendors and suppliers in the business. We provide you with amazing deals from equipment rental houses for lights, cameras, rigs, grips, etc. A Competent crew can be assembled in next to no time.
We arrange for accommodation, food and travel as per your requirements, preferences and budget.
Through our association with some of the best casting and international modeling agencies we provide you with the best talent available for your project.
We have an efficient post-production team that works with the global standards of equipment and software. The final piece of content can also be translated into subtitles of any language.
India is a land of diversity in race, caste, language, mate, landform, flora and fauna and so on. We can help you to experience the true diversity and colours of India in a sensitive manner.
We have an in-house creative team to help out in any capacity that is required. Medium Rare is also associated with local freelancers across all mediums. This includes dance agencies, stunt groups, distributors, lawyers and creative individuals (writers, directors, DOP’s etc.)
India is situated north of the equator between 8°4' and 37°6' north latitude
and 68°7' and 97°25' east longitude. It is the seventh-largest country in the
world, with a total area of 3,166,414 square kilometers (1,222,559 sq mi).
|CELL PHONES||Mobile phones function on GSM Mode. Using a local SIM card is the most economical way. Calling code for India is +91 0r 0091|
|ELECTRICITY||India uses 230 Volts, 50 Hz alternating current as the power source. Plugs and Sockets have either grounded/earthed 3 Pin connections or ungrounded 2 pin connections.|
|LOCATION||India is a unique country that is blessed with a variety of geographical landscapes. India’s peninsula is laden with beaches on both the east and the west coast and in the north we are shielded by the mighty Himalayas. There is the hot and colourful Thar Desert in Rajasthan and the cold desert in Ladakh. India also has Islands, Rainforests, Hills and Rivers in abundance.|
|ACCOMMODATION||India offers a variety of accommodation options from 5-star luxury resorts to cheap budget hotels. Some of the best hotels and resorts in the world are located in India.|
|Visas and Customs||
ATA carnet is recognized by India.
All foreign nationals require a valid visa to enter India. “J” or “B” are the types of visa required for filming in India depending on the category of shoot. The application process is different for Movies and Commercials.
|CREW AND EQUIPMENT||The Indian film industry is one of the largest in the world and hence a wide range of film and video equipment is readily available along with a network of experienced and highly qualified professionals in the industry.|
|DATE FORMAT||dd-mm-yy (CE)|
INR – Indian rupee (₹) (INR)
INR can be exchanged towards
USD, British Pounds or Euro at
major Hotels and Banks
Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Republic.
Most Populous Democracy in the world.
President – Mr. Pranab Mukherjee,
Prime Minister – Mr. Narendra Modi
|INTERNATIONAL BORDERS||Bangladesh, China, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar and Bhutan|
|CLIMATE||India is a geographically diverse country and due to its vast nature, the climate is
varied throughout the country.
The nation has four main seasons:
Summer (April – Mid June)
Monsoon [rainy season] (July–Sept)
Post-monsoon or Autumn (Oct–Nov)
|CULTURE||India is culturally and traditionally a very rich country. Every state has its own culture, language, etiquette, customs and food.|
|WEIGHTS AND MEASURES||India uses Kilograms for solid weights, meter or inches for length, Liter for liquid measurements and Kilometers for distances.|
|Food||India is aptly called the land of spices. Indian food reflects a perfect blend of various cultures and ages. Global or International cuisines like Chinese, Italian, American fast food, etc. are also easily available in most cities.|
|TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT||India has a fairly well structured air network, connecting most cities and towns. The Indian Railways is one of the largest railway networks in the World. Most rural locations are often accessible only by road or trains. A variety of production vehicles, luxury cars, crew buses can be found in all major parts of the country.|
|Driving||India is a right hand drive country. When you rent a car, it generally comes with a driver. That’s the safest way to drive in India as the traffic can be unorganized and chaotic.|
We have an experience of nearly 2 decades in the field
We have contacts and connections throughout the length and breadth of the country
We have worked on bizarre projects to bring out the unique mystique of India
We are an honest, transparent and meticulous team
We have a realistic, practical and flexible approach
We have implemented projects in most parts of the world. Ranging from South America to Australia and South East Asia to North America.
The cost of production in India is generally cheaper than most other parts of the world because equipment and labour is easy to find in this film crazy nation.
Please do get in touch for any information that you may need with respect to working in India.Our initial services should offer you a further glimpse of our functionalities before you make any commitments.
66 Aram Nagar Part 2,
J.P. Road, Versova,
Mumbai - 400061
6035, C-6, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi - 110070
39 - 53, 50th Street,
New York - 11377