About Us

James Kelly has been exploring and photographing Latin America for the past decade. Since settling in Costa Rica in 2003 he has accumulated extensive knowledge of local and surrounding resources. These services were requested by friends and contacts in the fashion and film industry for scouting sublime locations and coordinating production logistics. Throughout these endeavors he has gained invaluable experience and built up a professional, creative, and reliable production team. Jim has had the pleasure of scouting and managing productions for some of the leading names in the industry.

Lisavette Saylor began her production career in film and television with Mtv Latin America in the summer of 1996. She worked her way through the ranks throughout her first few years with the company coordinating major productions, various shows and promos everywhere from the UK to NYC, Miami, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, and finally Costa Rica, where she’s decided to call home base in 2004. Lisa continues to offer free-lance production services for film and television and has since expanded into fashion, since teaming up with James to produce a shoot for Patrick Demarchelier, Vogue USA, and Gisele Bundchen in February of 2010. That collaboration was the first of many major successes and sparked the formation of High Tide Productions.

High Tide Productions is rapidly becoming Costa Rica’s leading location management and location scouting company in Central and Latin America.

“Dear Lisavette and Dear Jim,
The story is a big success and I’d like to thank you for all the tremendous help you gave us. We all enjoyed the trip, the food, your company and your expertise.
Many, many thanks and lots of love”
-Tonne Goodman
Fashion Director, US Vogue

“We had an absolutely amazing time in Costa Rica, you guys are the best! Will definitely see you guys again soon!!! Can’t wait! The film looks gorgeous, one of my all time favorite stories!!”
-Rebecca Hessel Cohen
Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor, Cosmopolitan

Costa Rica Location Management

If you are in the initial planning stages of your Costa Rica production and would like to hire a profesional bilingual organization to plan all of your pre-production, production and post-production needs including budgets, estimates, scheduling, catering, castings, crews,locations, rentals, and travel look no further, High Tide Productions can help you efficiently accomplish all of your goals.