Os­car-win­ning film direc­tor, Gabriele Sal­va­tores, film­ing in Malta

Four in­ter­na­tional pro­duc­tions con­cur­rently be­ing prepped or filmed in Malta

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

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.

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