Oscar-winning film director, Gabriele Salvatores, filming in Malta
Four international productions concurrently being prepped or filmed in Malta
Currently, the Italian film director, Gabriele Salvatores, is in Malta to shoot scenes for his new film, “The Invisible Boy 2”. Salvatores is famous for a number of films, including Mediterraneo, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1992.
This new film is the sequel to “The Invisible Boy”, a film which was very successful after its release two years ago. Salvatores has shared his satisfaction in filming these scenes in Malta, particularly in Mdina.
He has also shown interest in shooting a film in the Maltese Islands, with a story focusing on the islands themselves. Salvatores has also highly praised the local workforce in the film industry, especially their professionalism and high level of expertise. He has also thanked the Maltese people for their hospitality.
Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said that the choice of the Maltese Islands by such highly renowned directors to serve as their film location is a testament to the quality of the services offered by the local film-servicing industry. This also serves to maintain Malta’s international reputation of being a destination of excellence where film-making is concerned.
The Film Commissioner, Engelbert Grech, stated that Malta’s recognition as a film location is increasing, with more productions choosing Malta to shoot their films. He has also remarked that Salvatores’ production is one of four international productions that are concurrently being prepped or filmed in Malta.
The Malta Film Commission has succeeded to attract a significant number of productions to Malta, through Malta’s financial incentives and advertisement campaigns carried out throughout the year in the international film industry market.
Currently, a delegation from the Malta Film Commission is in the United States for discussions with prominent film studios and producers to attract more films and serials to be shot in the Maltese Islands.