It appears that Malta’s making good on its promise to turn the island into a top quality international filming location. But don’t just take it from us, or the Malta Film Commission. Take it from from their video showing various actors and directors saying so themselves.
“Phenomenal. Incredible. Perfect”.
Do we take the beautiful scenery of Malta somewhat for granted? Probably. Hearing it from stars like John Krasinski and Rob Lowe should probably give us the wake up call we need to take a closer look at what we risk losing if we’re not careful
“To shoot in Malta has been incredible,” said Krasinski. “It’s phenomenal to see what locations you have available on the island, the huge spectrum of locations allowed us to do so much”. This was said during Krasinski’s filming of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi“, with Malta doubling for the Libyan city.
Rob Lowe, while filming “You, Me and the Apocalypse” hailed the variety of sets that Malta can be. “It’s so picturesque, it can be so many different things, how nice the people were, how well I was treated and how well it served us as film makers”.
Frank Marshall, one of the “Assassin’s Creed” producers, starring Michael Fassbender, was also effusive in his praise for the filming crews available on the island. “The infrastructure that’s here, a lot of movies have been shot here, you’ve got great accommodations, great basic crew that’s already here and is used to having movies here. Adding it all up, Malta was a perfect place for us to come”.
The work ethic of local filming crews was a common theme, with Erwin Stoff and Scott Gardenhour, producer and executive producer of 13 Hours respectively, both taking the time to emphasise the unique proposition Malta offers in terms of expertise and quality to cost ratio in particular.
Watch the full clip below!
Is Malta really a first-class filming location? Which movie would you love to see being made in Malta?