There are many good reasons to let Austria star in your next production. Today we'd like to talk about three blockbuster films that have made this clever decision. Maybe we can inspire you too, today.
James Bond - Spectre (2015)
In 2014, James Bond came to Altaussee. Directed by Sam Mendes and played by Daniel Craig, Spectre (2015) wasn't even the first Bond movie to feature our lovely country, though. In 2008 Quantum of Solace came to Bregenz (we assume that Daniel Craig really liked us). A few years earlier, in 1987, several scenes meant to take place in the mislabeled Bratislavia were shot in Vienna for The Living Daylights, this time starring Timothy Dalton. And a little earlier still, the grandiose Roger Moore was seen skiing in the Austrian Alps in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). Not bad!
Red Sparrow (2018)
This year we were excited to see Jennifer Lawrence gracing the streets of Vienna. Short, but sweet, Red Sparrow (2018) let us marvel at the elegant beauty of Michaelerplatz, right in the center of our beloved home town.
The Sound of Music (1965)
The one film no Austrian has ever heard of, except for those working in the tourism sector in Salzburg: The Sound of Music (1965). It is one of the first names that come up, whenever us Austrian folk travel overseas, and introduce ourselves and our origins. Needless to say, this process frequently leads to confused faces all around. So we do want to acknowledge that it is quite possibly the most popular film shot in Austria, and we therefore couldn't leave it out of this little list.
And while we do love our Vienna, Salzburg ain't so bad either. After all those hills... They're alive... With the sound of music... um... right?
Let us know if you would like to read more about films shot in Austria. We'd love to do some more research for you! And if you're already convinced, let us know how we can assist you on your next shoot in Austria.