Gaffer and Chief Lighting
I had the pleasure of working with ActionFilmz on the feature film MOUNTAIN BOY and I must say, their level of support, equipment maintenance, and crew expertise is world-class. Collaborating with Crispin and the entire ActionFilmz team was an exceptional experience. Their dedication and commitment to delivering a level of service that exceeded all expectations made the project a huge success. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with such a professional team and I look forward to future projects in the region. Thank you for your outstanding work!
Terrific crew. Top quality gear. Amazing work ethic. Action Filmz has set a very high standard of professionalism and efficiency. I look forward to working with them again.
“Okay, buckle up because I’ve got some juicy deets on one of the coolest rental houses out there: Actionfilmz! These guys have got it all – cameras, lenses, lighting, grip equipment, every nut and bolt, photo gear – you name it, they’ve got it. We’re talking top-of-the-line stuff. From the classic Cooke look to the pin-sharp Arri signature primes. When it comes to lighting, I’ve never been disappointed. Tungstens, Skypanels, Cream sources, Aputures, and the list goes on and on and on. Just ask the team to show you around. If you’ve shot with me, you know how much I love a techno crane. Guess what, they got it!
Walking into the warehouse will forever leave any tech junkie like myself smiling from edge to edge. Now let’s put the equipment on the side for a second. The crew is just stellar! Never heard a complaint on set from these guys. If you dance, they dance. To all the team at Actionfilmz, thank you. Thank you for always supporting us, and thank you for being awesome!”
I can confidently say that Action Filmz is a top-notch equipment rental company that has been my go-to for over 7 years. They boast an extensive inventory of high-quality gear that is consistently available, even when I make last-minute bookings. One of the standout features of Action Filmz is their exceptional team. From start to finish, the staff is incredibly helpful, professional, reliable and always, but always with smile on their faces. They excel in navigating even the most stressful and time-sensitive situations, ensuring that my shoots run smoothly and without a hitch.
Overall, I highly recommend Action Filmz for all of your equipment rental needs in Dubai. Their commitment to excellence and unparalleled customer service make them the clear choice for anyone seeking top-tier gear and support.
Action Filmz has been our rental company and crew supplier for well over 10 years. They provide world-class gear and crew, and are a real partner on every job we do.
I’ve known Crispin and Action Filmz from some of the earlier days and watched them grow as this city and country grows. I’m always impressed by how Crispin is looking round the next corner taking the next brave step. Action Filmz as a team have really supported my company well, always at the end of the phone, guided me where I need and given me the solutions for what I needed. The whole crew and office is like a big family, the crew teams I’ve had on set have never left a client with anything but positive feedback to me. Internationals come from far more established networks and systems than Dubai, and often arrive hesitant as to what and who we are supplying them with and everytime they walk away with “OK so we can produce great work in Dubai”, it’s good to feel supported, when in our industry we work with so many variables and Action Filmz provide just that.
Action Filmz have never disappointed and always had great feedback from my international clients, for me you guys always pull together and work hard and are sweet to work with – so you get my vote anyday !
Working with Action Filmz was such a great experience. The whole staff was extremely talented, friendly and accommodating to our needs. We were able to fully produce and post produce a full season of our hit show “The Mic Africa” using Action Filmz’s facilities, equipment and personnel. We hope we get to work together in the future.
I love working with Action Filmz as they are reliable, prompt and all gear is well organized and in good condition. They have supported us on projects with last minute requirement
This was my first experience of working with ActionFilmz and I am happy to say it will be the start of a long relationship with the team working there!
Kandahar was one of the first Hollywood films to ever film in Saudi Arabia and ActionFilmz provided us with all the lighting and grip equipment for the project as well as the crew for the lighting department. I can not speak highly enough of the professionalism and “can-do attitude” of the entire team at ActionFilmz. They went above and beyond to make sure the project was a success and were an integral part of putting this together.
A special mention to Crispin Dominic and the entire team who worked so hard to be part of the movie and make sure we had everything we needed and more. I can honestly say the experience was amazing and we started as colleagues on a project and ended as friends and we will work together with ActionFilmz a lot more in the future!
Faced with the challenge of shooting a multi-cam show remotely, Action Filmz met the challenge head-on. Seven Mini LFs, One Alexa Mini, Twelve Premista Zooms, and three prime lens packages are a lot for any rental house. Along with a lighting and grip package, Action Filmz was able to outfit our show with the gear we needed to shoot the show remotely and in a short amount of time.
Thanks again for all of your help.
Desert Warrior was the largest film production ever to shoot inside Saudi Arabia. At the time of production, there was minimal infrastructure to handle a sizeable Hollywood show. This is where Action Filmz, out of Dubai, UAE, stepped in and saved the day for the lighting department. The hardest part of lighting Desert Warrior was sourcing, securing, shipping, delivering, and returning the Hollywood-grade equipment we needed to film this project. Action Filmz excelled as a reliable and trusted partner every step of the way.
They have one of the largest movie lighting inventories in the Middle East. They own and rent the kind of lighting equipment professionals like to use. Their equipment is extremely well maintained, no small feat for gear that regularly works in the most grueling deserts on Earth. They are a service-oriented company. They are experts in Middle East shipping and customs processes & requirements. Anything they don’t directly own, they can and will find. They’ll do whatever it takes to ensure equipment arrives on time and budget.
Crispin Dominic, the owner, is a true filmmaker in his own right. Action Filmz delivered the goods. They are the real deal, and I felt fortunate they were by our side on Desert Warrior.
Action Filmz played a large part in making Desert Warrior a success in Saudi Arabia – great gear, competitive prices and amazing customer service from the top down. As the biggest film to shoot entirely in the region, we were faced with many challenges and Action Filmz was one of the solutions !
The team at Action and I go a long way back. It all started nearly 10 years ago when I got them on board for a Bank TVC, since then to now, they’ve been my go to partners for everything EQUIPMENT and Crew! It’s Crispin’s vision and hard work to grow with the industry, Abdul’s management skills, the power packed lighting and camera units, and tireless efforts of the admin team that have steered Action to be the ‘A’ team in the region. Action Filmz have always delivered beyond my expectations and I cannot recommend them enough to anyone whose looking to do a shoot in the region!
Always a pleasure to work with Action Filmz! Always reliable, on time and always flexible, they make every project very easy and smooth.
Actionfilmz is where professionalism and perfection meet!
With a strong attention to details, you would never face a single issue with any of their services.
Shout out to the industry’s most professional crew there, Srinivas Kusuma (AKA Toyota) – Focus puller and Sherif Mohammed – Gaffer.
We had the opportunity to work with Action Filmz on a feature length film in November 2021. Action Filmz is easily the top provider of film gear and equipment in the UAE. They have talented and experienced crew, who are well versed in all the technical know-how required by industry-standard film sets. Special thanks to owner & DOP Crispin Dominic of Action Filmz and the entire team that made our experience absolutely seamless and enjoyable. Highly recommend Action Filmz!
Convoco Films had the wonderful opportunity to work with Action Filmz on our recent feature film in Abu Dhabi. Can’t recommend Action Filmz enough! With experienced and talented crew & a full range of equipment, Action Filmz is a one stop shop for film gear and personnel. Crispin Dominic and Team are phenomenal, not to mention, extremely production friendly and we greatly look forward to working with Action Filmz again
I have had a fantastic experience with Action Filmz in several capacities including the crew, services and quality of equipment. Action Filmz always seems to be ahead of the curve in regards to their gear. Their crew is always amazing and supportive. As a film director, I worked on several projects and it has always warmed my heart.
Thank you and I appreciate all your support.
Having had the pleasure to work closely with Action Filmz for over 10 years, I have seen the company grow to a truly international level in terms of equipment options, professional crew and service support.
Action Filmz are constantly keeping up with the ever changing equipment trends offered globally, appreciating the different demands and requirements asked of them from a cross section of DP’s and Productions. The inventory is impressive by anyone’s standards.
When dealing with Action Filmz you get a truly personal service with every effort made to shape and accommodate to each and every specific requirement.
I can’t recommend Action Filmz enough !
Working with Action Filmz is a breeze, hassle free, literally. We worked on a Mission Impossible 7 in Abu Dhabi, everything we asked for was available. Great team and always on the phone day/night to support with anything you require.
From our small indie projects to large complex shoots, Action Filmz has been our primary production partner for over 7 years now. They’re up to speed with the latest in film production equipment and an experienced crew, all under a proactive booking and rentals team.
One of the best in the region. Highly recommended.
As an international photographer travelling to Dubai for advertising campaigns, both for photo and film productions; I have been amazed by the speed of quoting and flexibility by the crew. For me they are an all in one crew and lighting solution which will add great value to any production.
True to its name Action Filmz is always in the action! Their professional, prompt and friendly service sets the standard in the industry. We have worked with them for years and find their attitude refreshing and honest.
Excellent crew, quality equipment and Crispin is totally hands on. Highly recommended.
I have used Action Filmz for many years now simply because they understand how to support on each projects needs and requirements. The booking team and crew are always supportive and understanding. They will suggest solutions when in need, and come with cheerful, polite and professional attitudes and carry years of skilled industry experience with a can do attitude.