Palma Pictures is one of the world’s leading production service companies. We are based on the island of Mallorca, have offices in Barcelona and Madrid and cater to a global client base. We provide a complete end-to-end service and will provide all the resources needed to guarantee high quality content capture. We supply everything from personnel, equipment and transportation to casting, location services and studio facilities.
The company was founded in 1993 by Ola and Grete Holmgren, a renowned Swedish commercial producer. He was one of the first industry professionals to recognise the filming potential the island had to offer in terms of locations, climate and proximity. Originally operating out of a small office in the heart of Palma’s old town, this entrepreneur’s new venture was christened Palma Pictures.
The original team was made up of a mixture of enthusiastic locals and foreign residents and today one of the company’s strengths continues to be its diversity, borne from this eclectic mixture of cultures and backgrounds. English and Spanish are spoken by all the crew. Other languages include German, French, Italian, Japanese and Czech.
The company now employs over 45 full-time staff and collaborates regularly with a wide selection of local freelancers while maintaining strong relationships with specialised crew from mainland Spain. The 4,500m2 studio complex provides state-of-the-art facilities for visiting productions and boasts a 1000m2 sound stage, pack shot studio, casting studios, location office, makeup and wardrobe rooms, dressing rooms, secure truck parking, restaurant, and gym.
Palma Pictures has provided service for over 1000 commercials and 20 feature films. 2007 saw Mike Day, CEO, Trent Walton, Executive Producer and Ramón Caravaca, Financial Director, become partners in the company, and in 2016 Paul Abrey joined us as Managing Director.
Palma Pictures is committed to being a socially responsible company. We work together on a daily basis with crew, clients and suppliers to help create a more sustainable approach to high-quality film production. We aim to minimise our environmental footprint, to create a great workplace for our employees and clients and to promote diversity within the company.
No one knows Spain like Palma Pictures - we shoot all over the country from the mainland to the Islands (our birthplace was Mallorca and we are still headquartered here), from the mountains of the Pyrenees to the deserts of southern Spain. We have a network of International Producers who cover markets spanning the globe, who understand the particular needs of their territories and "speak your language".
Palma Pictures has strong ties with the local government and authorities and in 2003 received three awards for contributions to tourism and the local economy: Placa de Plata from Fomento del Turismo de Mallorca; Emprendador del Año y Mejor Empresa Innovadora from Ernst & Young / Expansión and Popular del Año from the national radio station Cadena COPE.
In September 2009 Palma Pictures was awarded the Chamber of Commerce's annual prize for the company's role in the continuing promotion of the Island and for successfully developing a new industry which has contributed to the development of Mallorca and the local economy. And recently Ola Holmgren, founder of Palma Pictures, was awarded the Jaume II prize by the Consell Insular de Mallorca on the occasion of La Diada, Independence Day, also as recognition for the company's promotion of the Island both locally and internationally.
We pride ourselves on being a sustainable and socially and ecologically responsible company, and in 2017 we renewed our EMAS certification from the Council for the Environment, Agriculture and Fishing in Palma de Mallorca, acknowledging our efforts in protecting and maintaining our local environment.