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The Talkies

With 34 years of experience, The Talkies is a leading servicing production house in the MENA region, providing high-end content on a local, regional and global scale. It has 5 offices in Beirut, Dubai, Cairo, Riyadh and Casablanca. It also covers the entire Middle East & North Africa Region (i.e. Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Tunisia).

Locations in Qatar

Qatar is an Arab nation located on a peninsular in the Persian Gulf. It is known for its landscape of desert, dunes and beaches, as well as the ultra-modern city of Doha.

Doha is the capital, the largest city, and Qatar’s production service centre. The city is known for its futuristic towering skyline. Filmmakers can get great shots of this skyline from the Corniche, a waterfront palm-fringed boulevard.

Qatar is also home to modern sporting complexes including the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha Golf Club, Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, and Al Shahaniya Camel Racetrack. Several impressive stadium facilities were built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Locations of interest:

  • the Museum of Islamic Art designed by I. M. Pei, 

  • National Museum of Qatar designed by Jean Nouvel, 

  • Katara Cultural Village, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar National Library designed by Rem Koolhaas, 

  • Souq Waqif

Why come to Qatar

  • production knowhow

  • access to locations and connections to make the filming smooth

  • wide pool of talents. 

Previous Clients

Apple, Anonymous Content, Markenfilm, IRIS, Media Pro, KieferWorx, C41 Media, Akkurat Studios, Cutting Edge, JWT /Wunderman Thompson, Pulse Films, Iconoclast, Reset Content, Carnage & Progress Film UK, Quad Paris, Somesuch, Anorak Film, Caviar, Park Pictures, PUBG, Sonny London, Carnibird, Otto Films, Moustache, MJZ London, Outsider TV, Dictionary Films, Wondros USA, Rival School, Special Guest, Wanda Paris, Super Prime Films ...


Dubai Lynx: 1 x Silver Prize Craft Film - 2012
Cannes Lions: Shortlisted in Craft Film - 2013
Dubai Lynx: 1 x Gold Film Paid Services - 2014
Dubai Lynx: 2 x Silver Craft Films - 2014
Cannes Lions : Young Director Award - 2015
Cannes Lions: 1 x Bronze PR Category - 2016
Dubai Lynx: Bronze in Film Craft - 2022


Jordan Film Commission (RFC) has created a cash rebate system for local, Arab and International productions. Jordan has increased the maximum cash rebate available from 10% of Jordan spend to 25% for international productions. Please find more information here.