The province had a record year for filming last year, with no fewer than 91 permits being issued to film in the countryside across Almería. 14 of these were for long shoots (films, etc), 5 for short films and 4 for documentaries. Most of the rest were adverts, according to this news report from La Voz. We had the foo-foo French film ´Les Frères Sisters´ (the brother sisters, according to my schoolboy French), which is Continue reading A record year for filming
A Finnish TV company is planning to film a dreadful B horror movie film in Tabernas. The plot revolves around a race of giant ants that have been bred by the US military in a New Mexico base, which escape with predictably gruesome results. But not to worry – we have two heroes in the shape of a young couple crossing the desert on racing bikes, who just happen to have a can of Raid Continue reading The giant ant that comes from Tabernas wants to rent your Yankee car
The hit videogame “Assassin’s Creed” is to be turned into a blockbuster movie, part of which will be filmed here in the province this December. The rest of the film is being produced in Malta and London. The production company has started to prepare filming contracts and search for extras in the province. Filming will take place in Pechina, where other international titles such as Exodus or Game of Thrones have recently been filmed. Michael Continue reading More blockbusters to be filmed in province
John Wayne’s son Patrick Wayne is coming to Almeria to collect a film award. Mr Wayne has filmed three films in the province over the course of his career, and has now been given an ‘Almeria tierra de cine’ award by the XIV Almeria en Corto film festival. Angela Molina (60), a famous Spanish actress, has also been awarded this trophy for the films she has filmed here. The award is being given to Mr Continue reading Patrick Wayne gets film award
Adecco Audiovisual is looking for 400 extras for a cowboy film being filmed in Tabernas between the 21st Sept and 23 Oct. Castings will take place next Monday in a hotel in Almeria city. People with good English accents may be offered a speaking part ( ! ) First come, first served warns Adecco, in an apparent attempt to provoke a riot on the day.
Kit Harington, the British actor who plays Jon Snow in Games of Thrones, has been spotted in Almería city this weekend. Rumours now abound that he’s here ahead of the sixth season filming of the hit series, despite the fact that he is supposed to have been killed in the cliff hanger of a series ender in series 5. He’s also been spotted in Belfast recently, hanging around with some of the GoT lot. Harington Continue reading Jon Snow from Game of Thrones spotted in Almeria
Monty Python comedian Terry Gilliam is to be honoured at the Almería film festival Almería en corto. It seems that Terry filmed “the adventures of Baron Munchausen” partially in Almería: to be exact, a scene on Monsúl beach, in 1988. Robin Williams, Sarah Polley, Uma Thurman & Eric Idle all starred in the film. Terry will be personally coming to Almería in two weeks time to pick up his award, and will see his Continue reading Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam to be honoured in Almería
Basque director Imanol Uribe has started filming his latest opus here in the province, and expects to set most of the film here in Almeria province, mainly around the Cabo de Gata area. Imanol is a top Spanish film director. “Lejos del Mar”, an entirely Spanish project, stars Eduard Fernández and Elena Anaya. It’s the third film in a modern day thriller set, the first two films being the award winning “La Muerte de Mikel” Continue reading Another film crew working in province
The producers of “Game of Thrones”, currently filming across Andalucia, told La Vanguardia newspaper they were “disgusted” with the attitude of the Spanish authorities and that they had no intention of returning to film again in Spain. Peter Welton of Fresco Films, the production company, told the newspaper that the Andalucian authorities were “arrogant”, that they seem to think that they have exclusive use of the sun and that’s enough… when in reality today we Continue reading Game of Thrones producers say they’re never coming back to Spain!
After four years of legal battles, several expulsions and a few arrest threats, the Mayor of Mojacar has lost her battle to prevent council sessions being filmed – it’s now enshrined in a new law published this week, the Andalucian Law of Transparency. It’s a constitutional right for any citizen to sit in on a standard council meeting, and to take any notes he or she wants to. In principle, this means you can record Continue reading Mojacar forced to allow cameras into council sessions – will Rosmari comply?