The Mex­i­can Caribbean An Ideal Back­drop for Film­mak­ers and Mu­si­cians

With the scenery wor­thy of a movie set, lo­ca­tion scouts are choos­ing the Riviera Maya for their video pro­duc­tion

The Playa Times Riviera Maya's English Newspaper - - Good To Know - BY MELISSA ROBLES

The nat­u­ral won­ders of the Mex­i­can Caribbean at­tracts many mu­si­cians, pro­duc­tion firms, te­len­ov­e­las, com­mer­cials, and even movie pro­duc­ers to use this tourism des­ti­na­tion as the back­drop to their work.

In 2004, the group Kumbia Kings, with leader A.B. Quin­tanilla recorded the video “Sabes a cho­co­late” on Quinta Avenida and bays of Playa del Car­men. A bet­ter lo­ca­tion couldn’t have been found: beaches, veg­e­ta­tion, young mod­els, and one of the best dis­cothe­ques.

“Tormenta en el Paraíso” is a te­len­ov­ela that ran in 2007 by Tele­visa and was filmed in Cozumel. The 2013 Riviera Maya Film Fes­ti­val pre­sented the terror film “Juego de Niños”, which was filmed in Hol­box. Chil­dren who live on the is­land par­tic­i­pated in the movie pro­duced by Diego Luna, Gael Gar­cía, and Pablo Cruz. The pro­tag­o­nists were Evan Moss and Daniel Giménez Ca­cho.

At the be­gin­ning of 2014 the Dutch hiphop artist Mr Probz re­leased the sin­gle “Waves”, which was filmed in Tu­lum. The video has had more than 55 mil­lion views on YouTube. The pic­turesque streets, beaches, and the Coba arche­o­log­i­cal zone are ex­em­pli­fied in the clip which in­cludes Belorus­sian model Maryna Linchuk.

In April the film “La Cruel In­ven­ción del Tiempo” was recorded, which shows the ru­ins

At the be­gin­ning of 2014 the Dutch hip-hop artist Mr

Probz re­leased the sin­gle found in Play­acar, the piers, Par­que Fun­dadores, and the bays. The drama tells the love story of a gay cou­ple and is mixed with vengeance, ac­cord­ing to Abra­ham Mi­randa, film di­rec­tor.

In May 2015, Playa del Car­men was the lo­ca­tion of the Mex­i­can movie “The Ho­tel”, star­ring Leonardo Gar­cia and Fer­nanda Romero. Gar­cia plays an un­der­ap­pre­ci­ated pop singer, who moves with his fam­ily to this sunny par­adise to col­lect on an in­her­i­tance.

This month, the ro­man­tic com­edy, “Tipo de Cam­bio” with Sharon Alpuche, was re­leased. It,too, was filmed in the Riviera Maya, Puerto More­los, and Can­cun.

Fi­nally, In­dian pro­duc­ers from the well known Bol­ly­wood will film two movies in Can­cun, one is called “The Trauma” and will have an in­vest­ment of $30 mil­lion USD.

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