Welcome to Carapau Productions

Carapau Productions is a rental house and studio, that offers to rent, a wide range of equipment of various prestigious brands and also offers different services and technical support, mainly to photography, but also to cinema production.

As no beginner in the business, Carapau Productions aims to be near and to offer help in any way needed for the productions, responding to all situations that the client might request.

The know-how and a vast contact network, allows to be fast and efficient in the response to any production, be them simple and low-budget, or more demanding.

Carapau Productions is able to be in the most requested locations like the Algarve, Lisbon or Oporto and also in any other location you need.


Carapau Productions has a wide gama of products from the most famous brands like CANON, PHASEONE, LEAF, PROFOTO, MANFROTTO, AVENGER among others. You may download our general list on link bellow. All requests must be addressed by email and each one is subject of evaluation in order to offer the best proposal and help finding the best solution for every work. Some equipments may not be listed as the renewal is frequent. Please contact us.

Click here to download the equipment list


The headquarters in the centre of Loulé includes a studio (about 60m2) for small to medium productions.

Less than 15kms from the centre of town, Carapau Productions offer about 2000m2 in an industrial zone. Give how close it is to our headquarters, it is easy to provide the equipment needed for any type of production. Easy to get to, with parking, the interior of this space is versatile for any needs.

Near Albufeira, 25kms away from the headquarters, a House/Kitchen is available for the clients: it has 3 bedrooms, and a kitchen built for a famous Portuguese chef, someone experienced in the needs for photography or cinema food production. This house can be used either for production, or for rental with the rooms, by teams of 3 to 5 people. It is located in a privileged rural area, surrounded by gorgeous landscapes, and the construction is typically Mediterranean: clay shingles and floor tiles (Santa Catarina style), white all over in a touch of contemporary architecture.

It includes:

. Open exclusive areas around the house

. 20m2 kitchen with: Kuppersbusch induction cooker (4 cooking zones) / Kuppersbusch convector oven / Kuppersbusch microwave oven / Dishwasher / Refrigerator (180L) and freezer (42L) / Cutlery and basic tools included / 20m2 area by the kitchen (an excellent light box)

. 40m2 with 2,5m high garage

. 2 Bedrooms and 1 wc on the ground-floor; 1 bedroom and office on the first floor

. 40m2 Livingroom with fireplace

Carapau Productions is also present real close to Lisbon, and it has a pick-up and return partner right next to center town, in Alcântara. It also have studios available through designated partners.

In Oporto, Carapau Productions works in straight partnership with a local studio, where gear and local professionals can be easily available.



The Algarve is Europe’s Westernmost region. Its climate is Mediterranean with strong Atlantic influence. There can be above 300 sunlit days over and a coastline more than 200kms long. Some of the beaches in the Algarve are among the most beautiful in the world. Inland territory is less populated, though its villages are precious, and the population is friendly and very welcoming – the perfect place to work in peace and concentration, in breathtaking landscape of hills, rivers, streams, and dams.

Since we know our Algarve region well, we are quick to respond to any scouting request.


Our second suggestion is the Alentejo: it is also the unexplored, neighbouring region of Algarve. Here and there it is sparsed with fortifications, rivers, dams, and little typical villages with whitewashed walls and lovely winding roads. The never ending plains are inexhaustible sources of History. A perfect setting for images with any vehicle, this is a diamond in the rough.



The capital and the north main city, where everything happens and all creative industries get together. The sceneries are amazing along with landscapes, architecture, traditions and heritage, available in any corner with welcoming people in these cities of a tourism prized winner country.


Portugal is a small country in the Southwestern corner of Europe. It runs about 200kms from East to West, and some 1000kms from South to North. Its privileged geography nurtures an enormous cultural variety reflected in its people and gastronomy, but most of all in its landscape and architecture. From the Douro to the Algarve, it sometimes feels we travel from one continent to another – all through excellent roads, which may allow for a whole week photographing contrasting scenarios in one single country.


We offer an obvious good alternative to services in Andalucia, given the closeness to Seville and to Costa del Sol.


Ricardo, what should I say, you were so amazing, such a friendly and helpful person that made everything work out perfectly! It was so nice to meet you and work with you! For sure when we come back to Portugal we will contact you again!
The assistant Carlos was also very helpful, all the time he would help to comunicate with everybody from the location, he made us feel very comfortable. The equipment was perfect, and we could work in the best conditions!


Carolina Albertini Casting Director & Production Manager at ST7 | Milano

Ricardo made the whole process of shooting outside of the UK so much easier, he was quick, efficient and always contactable, he had all of the equipment we required. We had great feedback from the team he worked with out in Lisbon also. I will definitely be working with him again on future shoots.


Anne Brocklehurst Senior Producer at A&R Photographic


Feel free to contact us. We will be glad to help you with the best solution for your needs.


+351 289 094 309

Largo Tenente Cabeçadas, 17B 8100-524 Loulé – PORTUGAL

General Conditions

Carapau Productions establishes an agreement with their clients for rent and services provided. These are the general rules that apply however, some specific conditions and features may be considered regarding the clients needs and requests.

Please see our general conditions in English or in Portuguese