What is it that has seduced these productions to come to Morocco? The answer is simple. This is a country bathed in some of the most luminous light in the world. 365 days a year where visually you can be in both the Biblical past and the 21st century. And all of this is only a 3-hour flight from London and Paris, and a 7-hour flight from New York. In recent years the Moroccan Government has made a concentrated effort to encourage foreign filmmakers to come to Morocco.
From the time of Louis Lumière foreign productions have come to Morocco Audiences have marveled at the results in Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean, Orson Welles’s Othello, and The Sheltering Sky by Bernardo Bertolucci. But in just the last 20 years there has been an amazing volume of film-related activity taking place in Morocco; at any given time, it is possible to find several foreign film crews in the country working on a variety of projects: documentaries, TV, pop promos, commercials, and feature films.