Based in Portugal and founded in 2019 by Vanda Everke, Spy Manor is comprised of Spy Manor Productions and Spy Manor Real Estate.

Spy Manor Productions is a film production service and consulting company based in the Algarve, Portugal where they live and breathe movies and are dynamically realising the dreams of companies and professionals with film and media production.

They also design and host exclusive events in the region with Vanda Everke’s family home Villa Skyfall being the chosen venue to entertain clients with the addition of impressive corporate hospitality packages. Most notably, spring last year, they founded Spy Manor Real Estate which specialises in luxury properties and building film inspired properties where they create tailor-made solutions even providing bespoke garages and home cinemas.

Spy Manor Productions

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Spy Manor Productions has grown rapidly in such a short space of time with Vanda affirming that “You should always believe in your success and the impossible. If you have a big vision or dream and people say it is not possible, that challenges us and it is what we want to achieve.”

Vanda shared their current projects: “We were part of the two feature films that were filmed here and we are working now on our own content development which came as a result of the Scriptwriting workshop we did in December 2020. Currently, we are working on a sizzle reel for one of those projects to be able to go into the real active pitching phase and that we are engaged with multiple others.”

Additionally: “We are in talks with other production companies and directors who are having their own content and seeking ways to support them on the production side. Some of them are based in the UK so it’s about how they can be shot here because the landscapes and properties we have here very much resemble certain parts of the United States so this could be the next opportunity and it will be really delightful to bring more productions to the Algarve and engage the local communities.”

Events hosted by Spy Manor

Spy Manor creates and hosts the most exclusive and tailor-made events which include cocktail parties, product launches, Aston Martin DBX test drives, fine dining and screenings at the most remarkable venues.

The inaugural World Trailer Events took place in February of this year, Vanda told me that “We are proud that the company chose Portugal, specifically the Algarve to host the award ceremony and there will be more events to come as it is important for us to establish the showcases and say to the world that it is possible.” Adding that, “We believe that these types of events act as a basis to attract more investment here and show people that there are business opportunities here. You can make things better, faster, more efficient and more commercially viable than in other countries.”


Spy Manor Productions also hosted Aston Martin events at the end of March, so there were several groups associated with Aston Martin that visited the Spy Manor house where they held a cocktail reception and revealed the unique collection of cars that they as individuals possess. They additionally have a spectacular home cinema with Vanda telling me that they have been hosting film previews. “I feel this is a very special experience that we are offering for film creatives themselves to see their creations with full quality and creators can definitely reach out to us for this bespoke service.”

Recently, Spy Manor was honoured to arrange at its exclusive theatre a private sneak preview of “The Piper”, one of the recent still work-in-progress films done by the English director, Anthony Waller.

In addition, Spy Manor is constructing a museum garage which should be complete by the end of this year. They will be offering this as a unique location for VIP dinners and meetings with a think tank kind of atmosphere. Vanda affirmed “We believe there is a niche and definitely a demand among car collectors and afficionados to create a space where the car can live.”

Dining experience

Vanda told me that they plan to open a restaurant in the future and that the vision for that is already in place which reaffirms the exclusivity of Spy Manor and that it will be based on their community. “We think the more the merrier in terms of restaurants in the Algarve and we feel that our innovative concept will also help attract people here and in turn help existing businesses.”

Spy Manor Real Estate

Spy Manor Real Estate specialise in luxury properties and creating custom-built film inspired properties covering the whole of the Algarve. The owners, having purchased property as foreigners five years ago, understand the challenges that you face when moving to Portugal so they provide a comprehensive service through a network of legal, public service providers, architects, designers and contractors. “It all started with Real Estate Broker, Rodrigo Santos, at that time, he sold us one and then later different other properties, it was the way he engaged with us after the purchase that was different. Having seen all of that, and seen his passion and dedication, we embraced the concept and we said this is how we would like to treat our clients as well, therefore we have partnered with Rodrigo and we have a network of partners working with us.”

Vanda explained “We always like to say that we are offering clients a complete concept, with us they are not just buying or selling a property, it is not just one act of a purchase or sale they are performing, they are really becoming part of us, part of our network, part of our family.”

Rodrigo Santos, told me that what sets them apart is that “the company’s philosophy is that of a concierge service. We take care of our client before the sale, during the sale and after the sale for as long as they need us. We want to maintain the same relationship as when we met.” Vanda added “Dwelling on the relationship part, our real estate company is part of the Spy Manor group of companies, so we are also trying to engage our real estate clients in the other activities we are doing as a company.”

Additionally, Rodrigo explained that “What makes us unique is that in the last couple of years, in working with Spy Manor, I have got to experience the possibility of building. Some clients are able to invest but are hesitant because they are in a different country and do not speak the language, but with us everything is taken care of and we can make their dream home a reality with the unique opportunity to build homes with a theme. We have a professional umbrella of companies that we trust and that are committed to delivering quality and we are able to deliver updates to the client which is part of our comprehensive service. We make the process of creating and buying a property in the Algarve much simpler.”

Regarding the future, they confirmed that they are hiring real estate agents with Vanda explaining that “We are looking for experienced agents but also fresh individuals that would like a career in real estate. We are looking for success and ready to share success so we are offering competitive commission schemes to the agents.”

Speaking of expansion, Spy Manor Real Estate has plans to increase the number of offices, not only in the Algarve but across Portugal with hopes to eventually take the brand internationally. With Vanda sharing their vision “We are creating a network of individuals and professionals and with the world developing digitally, we treasure this original kind of people’s connection.”

Embracing NFTS

Vanda revealed that they are also experimenting with NFTs through Utility Tokens and that “Our ultimate vision that we have with the newly introduced concept of NFTs is that with the new Sky Base One villa we are developing, we will create the utility tokens, which at this stage will not be offered to buy a whole house because the process is not there yet, from a legal standpoint, but we are working on building a community of likeminded people who have the same vision about doing something very different here.”

The Portugal News is delighted to welcome Spy Manor Productions to the community here in Portugal. For more information and to get in touch with Spy Manor please visit https://www.spymanorrealestate.com/ and https://spymanor.com/.