Directors & Producers about Vienna...

Christopher McQuarrie
"We had an extraordinary experience in Vienna making Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. The city, the film commission and, of course, the wonderful people of Vienna welcomed us with open arms and helped us achieve the impossible."
Director (The Way of the Gun, Jack Reacher; Mission: Impossible 5)

Richard Linklater
"Vienna was the perfect city to film in... and... the crew and the city were very supportive. It was great!"
Director (Before Sunrise, School of Rock, Before Sunset, Fast Food Nation)

Fernando Meirelles
“I'm in love with Vienna. Not only is it the most beautiful city where I've ever shot but also quiet, easy to move around, very film friendly and with excellent crew. My hope is to shoot another project here very soon.”
Director (City of God, Blindness, The Constant Gardener)

David Cronenberg
“Freud is synonymous with Vienna and for us to shoot this movie and have scenes taking place in Vienna for three days is for us absolute gold. It is fantastic to feel the real history of Vienna. To get the feel of an era you need locations like Cafe Sperl. You cannot beat a real location, we’re out in the streets, at The Sigmund Freud Museum and the Belvedere, it’s incredible, we feel like we’re in the early 1900s here.”
Director (Eastern Promises, eXistenZ, Crash, The Fly, A Dangerous Method)

David Thompson
"The Vienna Film Commission were enormously helpful providing location and physical support on our initial recces and the location manager provided by the Service Company (2nd Distrcit) did a very good job securing the locations we had found. This is some of the best support we have received from a film commissioner abroad and was a big factor in helping us reach our decision to film in Vienna."
Producer, Origin Pictures

Jeremy Thomas
”I am delighted to have had the opportunity to film in this remarkable city again after so many years. I found myself recalling the wonderful experience I had filming Bad Timing here with Nicolas Roeg (...) In the few days we have been here I have been charmed by Vienna all over again, particularly by the warm reception and support we have received from the people of the city.”
Producer, Recorded Picture Company (The Last Emperor, Fast Food Nation, Crash, A Dangerous Method)

David Thompson, Kris Thykier, Peter Heslop
„We found the whole experience of shooting in Vienna incredibly positive. We’ve really enjoyed working with the Austrian crews, who are very talented and dedicated, and we particularly have welcomed the support of the Vienna Film Commission, without whom this film would not have been possible. We have had invaluable support from our local coproduction partner ’2nd District Filmproduktion’.
The production has employed more than one hundred local technical crew, and featured more than one thousand local actors and extras. We can only say that Vienna is an ideal location for shooting in, with terrific local crews and wonderful locations. We very much look forward to making other films here in the future. Vienna deserves to be a favoured film making centre for international production.“
Producer, Origin Pictures UK, Weinstein Company

Stefan Ruzowitzky
"Video clip, commercial, motion picture - I learned my trade in Vienna. I will continue to shoot here. Not despite but because of Vienna."
Director (The Counterfeiters, Anatomy, The Inheritors)

Eric Pleskow
"Vienna has evolved in a truly astonishing and positive manner: Here I once again would like to fly over the cuckoo's nest, dance with the wolves, and play music with Amadeus."
Producer, United Artists, Orion Pictures (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, The Silence of the Lambs)

Andrew Eaton
"Filming in Vienna has been very inspiring. We have had great support from our local crew and the funding authorities and been made to feel very much at home."
Producer, Revolution Films (The Killer Inside Me, 24 Hour Party People, 9 Songs, Code 46)