Mountains, plateaus and canyons of the Tian Shan offer the great variety of stunning extraterrestrial landscapes, and some of them compete with classic space sci-fi filming spots like Sahara, Sierra-Nevada and the Grand Canyon.
Being the first people to domesticate horses around 4.000 BC, the Kazakh remain keen horseback riders, and horse breeding is among the most popular national hobbies. This makes Kazakhstan the perfect destination for filming plots that include horses and riding.
Kazakhstan is a Mecca for all kind of car shoots, especially the off-road shoots. Decent road infrastructure and 1.000-mile long bitumen serpentines allows filming lengthy motion scenes with a single take.
Astana is a city erected in the middle of the desert during the recent 30 years. As a result, it has modern architecture and perfectly aligned street planning, which makes it a nearly ideal “City of the future” on blue screen.
The Baikonur Cosmodrome is the world’s second largest spacecraft launch facility after the Kennedy Space Center in Canaveral, FL. The former key site of the Soviet Space Program, it provides one of the best space-themed filming locations in the world.