Our history


Palma Pictures is one of the world’s leading production service companies. We operate from our studio complex on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca and also from our office in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona.

The company was founded in 1993 by Ola Holmgren and his wife Grete. Already a renowned Swedish commercials producer, Ola was one of the first industry professionals to recognise the filming potential Mallorca had to offer. When they moved down to the island they opened an office in the heart of Palma´s old town and their new venture was christened Palma Pictures.

Below are some highlights from our 25 year history:

  • 1993
    Founded by Ola and Grete Holmgren
  • 2000
    Opened 4,500 m2 Studio complex
  • 2000
    Shot first long form project, Sword of Honour
  • 2003
    Recognized by 3 awards from local Government for contribution to local economy and tourism
  • 2007
    Established dedicated team for Photo (Stills) clients
  • 2007
    Management Buyout (MBO)
  • 2010
    Awarded ISO 14001 &EMAS certification – and have been for each year since
  • 2012
    Opened mainland office in Barcelona
  • 2015
    Shot Emmy award winning Night Manager for BBC
  • 2015
    Shot Love Island UK for ITV studios
  • 2016
    Shot Super Bowl ad for Wix