Fauna production service unit was created with the purpose to supply the demand of a top-tier photographers, directors, and producers in a new era.
Mexico stands as one of the best locations worldwide for film and photo productions due to its diverse locations, architecture, ethnic richness, production capacity, and high-quality international equipment.
Mexico is a country with a rich blend of cultures and ethnicities, offering great diversity in terms of casting for advertising productions. Additionally, many international models come to Mexico for seasonal work. Mexico is home to considerable ethnic diversity. The country has a large mestizo population (a combination of indigenous and European ancestry), but it also has a significant indigenous population, with over 60 officially recognized ethnic groups. Furthermore, in some areas of the country, such as Mexico City, there are communities of immigrants from many other countries, adding even more diversity to the potential cast.
Mexico has several professional casting agencies that can help find the right talent for any production. These agencies have extensive networks of contacts and can provide a wide range of casting options. According to estimates, there are around 50,000 American expatriates living in Mexico, many of whom reside in the capital. From the 19th century until the early 20th century, Mexico experienced considerable European immigration, with a large number of Spaniards, Italians, Germans, and French who settled in the country. These European influences are still reflected in the diversity of talent available today. On the other hand, Mexico City and other major cities such as Monterrey and Guadalajara are home to diverse Asian communities, including Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans. It is estimated that there are around 70,000 expatriates from these countries in Mexico. The country is also home to a population of African descent known as Afro-Mexicans, who are primarily concentrated in the states of Guerrero and Oaxaca. According to the 2020 census, approximately 2% of the Mexican population identifies as Afro-Mexican.
Locations in Mexico
Variety recognizes Mexico as an excellent filming location due to its diverse architecture, which can simulate cities from around the world such as Los Angeles, Madrid, or even Mumbai. Mexico City has always been at the forefront in terms of architecture. Several internationally renowned architects, such as Luis Barragán and Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, have left their mark on the city. Epic landscapes and stunning settings include the majestic Agua Azul Waterfalls in Chiapas, the tall mountains of the Sierra Madre, the fertile valleys of the Wine Route in Baja California, wildlife-filled swamps in Tabasco, tropical jungles in Quintana Roo, glaciers in Pico de Orizaba, the imposing Barrancas del Cobre in Chihuahua, the vast expanse of the Chihuahua Desert, and the dazzling beauty of the beaches of the Caribbean and the Pacific.
Maximum temperatures during the winter season average 21 °C (69.8 °F), while minimum temperatures average 8 °C (46.4 °F). Annual average temperatures range from 12 °C (53.6 °F) in mountainous areas to 28 °C (82.4 °F) in the southeast. The rainy season is most common in the summer and early autumn in most regions of the country. On the Pacific coast, the hurricane season extends from May to November. In the Yucatan Peninsula, the rainy season is from May to October. The hottest month in summer is May, with an average daily temperature of 26 °C (78.8 °F). Winters are mild with pleasant temperatures during the day and cool nights.
In recent years, Mexico has demonstrated an increasing commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Production companies can leverage this focus by creating ecologically-friendly and environmentally-responsible productions, which can attract audiences who are more conscious of the environment.
- Location and Talent Scout – Office Base
- Crew Scout
- Marketing & Social Media
Sustainability Cost: in the case the agency or brand would be aligned with us including sustainability costs in addition to the bid these would be likely to be around 1% on top of production service.
Fauna recognizes that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually looking at improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. We subscribe to and follow the industry principles of Adgreen and Creast. We will encourage clients, suppliers and other interested parties to do the same, all whilst continuing to educate our employees and partners through relevant industry training.
We endeavor to
Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements. Continually improve and monitor environmental performance. Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts. Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions. Increase employee awareness and training.
Incorporate a green budget line to encompass sustainable production requirements.
Carbon Neutral Production
Carbon reduction is at the heart of FAUNA's environmental efforts, with carbon offsetting supplementary to this. We offset against our productions with our partners, social enterprise Just One Tree.
Work to reuse, repurpose and recycle across catering, set design and wardrobe.
Seek to use electric or solar power generators, low energy equipment and rechargeable batteries.
Use compostable and biodegradable products where possible. Call-sheets will state our green intentions and our carbon offsetting figure. Promote the use of remote production technologies.
Minimize the use of paper in the office.
Work to reuse, repurpose and recycle across catering, set design and wardrobe. Seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products.
Reuse and recycle all paper where possible.
Energy and water
Seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible.
Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use.
The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be taken into account when purchasing.
Evaluate if renting/sharing is an option before purchasing equipment.
Evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase. Favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible. Reuse and recycle everything we are able to.
Reduce the need to travel, restricting to necessity trips only.
Promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone conferencing.
Make additional efforts to accommodate the needs of those using public transport or bicycles.
Favour "green" vehicle use.
Seek to using suppliers that have a green policy.
Studios, homes to our office that incorporates a number of green policies. Encourage our suppliers to provide sustainable alternatives.
Monitoring and improvement
Comply with and aim to exceed all relevant regulatory requirements. Continually improve and monitor environmental performance. Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts. Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.
Increase employee awareness through training.
Review this policy and any related business issues at our monthly management meetings.
Involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance.
Update this policy at least once annually in consultation with staff and the partners where necessary.
Provide staff with relevant environmental training.
Work with suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to improve their environmental performance.
Use local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 and help the community.