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THE MALTA FILM INDUSTRY
- 29/01/15


The Malta Film Industry

Malta offers a colourful and varied background which entirely favours the film industry. The island could double up for practically any place, old and new. The island boasts a fusion of Mediterranean lifestyle; baroque architecture and modern freshness. With a countryside that is opulent and green in winter and arid and barren in summer; modern urban areas and Mediterranean villages; grand cathedrals and small, wayside chapels; small islands and steep cliffs; and large marinas  as well as tiny fishing villages – Malta offers eclectic, modern, traditional environments that lend themselves very favourably to an array of film settings.

Dubbed in 1999 as “a Hollywood in the Mediterranean” (CNN journalist), Malta retained this momentum for the last decade or so. The last ten years have seen such an influx of productions that resulted in local crews struggling to keep up between one shoot and another. With 65 different productions, 26 films or TV series, such industry has highly contributed to job creation in Malta for a range of sectors including hotels, transport and logistics, catering, costume-makers and others involved in building film sets.

Malta has served as location for a number of international films. Starting with Treasure in Malta in the 1960s, followed by Popeye (1983), Midnight Express, Jaws, Christopher Columbus, Cutthroat island, and more recently Gladiator and U-571. Perhaps ironically Malta is best known to the world through the film adaptation of book that isn’t about Malta – Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, the title of which refers to a statuette of mysterious origin.

Having such rich medieval architecture, Malta is ideal for serving as a location for films, doing away with costly construction of models. Indeed, while touring the Maltese islands, one can recall famous scenes from movies that made the screen. Moreover, Popeye village, the set of the film about the sailor Popeye and his friends, has been made into a major tourist attraction in the North of the island, while one can view the largest water tank in the world at Rinella, where ocean-based parts of movies are shot in miniature.

You can read some testimonials here - http://www.maltafilmcommission.com/testimonials/

 

Latest Movie filmed in Malta – By The Sea – featuring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/tvshowbiz/video-1131639/Angelina-Jolie-Brad-Pitt-film-By-The-Sea-Malta.html

 

List of films shot in Malta over the years.

2014

By the Sea

2014

The Whale

2013

Pirate Pete

2013

Captain Phillips

2013

World War Z

2012

Asterix et Obelix: Au service de Sa Majeste

2012

Kon-Tiki

2012

Die Manner der Emden

2011

Le Cochon de Gaza

2011

Wickie auf großer Fahrt

2010

Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa

2010

The Devil's Double

2009

Agora

2009

Wickie und die Starken Manner

2008

U-900

2008

A Previous Engagement

2008

Nie kłam, kochanie

2008

Novaya Zemlya

2008

Nepobedimmy

2007

Ein Fliehendes Pferd

2007

Eichmann

2007

Pars: Kiraz Operasyonu

2007

Largo Winch

2007

Tempelriddernes skat III: Mysteriet om slangekronen (Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar)

2007

Sommer

2006

The Da Vinci Code

2006

Open Water 2: Adrift

2006

Ghost Boat

2005

Munich

2004

A Different Loyalty

2004

Troy

2004

Alexander

2003

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

2003

The Death of Klinghoffer

2002

The Count of Monte Cristo

2002

Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre

2002

Swept Away

2002

Pinnochio

2001

The Emperor's new Clothes

2001

Revelation

2000

U-571

2000

Gladiator

1996

Merisairas

1996

White Squall

1995

Cutthroat Island

1994

Casque bleu

1993

Voyage

1992

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery

1990

Les 1001 Nuits

1990

Der Skipper

1989

Erik the Viking

1989

Leviathan

1988

Black Eagle

1987

Iron Warrior

1986

Pirates

1985

Les Loups entre Eux

1985

Final Justice

1984

Der Scheenman

1983

Trenchcoat

1982

Samraat

1981

L'ultimo squalo

1981

Inseminoid

1981

Clash of the Titans

1980

Popeye

1980

Raise the Titanic

1978

Warlords of Atlantis

1978

Sweeney 2

1978

Force 10 from Navarone

1978

Midnight Express

1977

Orca

1977

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

1976

Shout at the Devil

1976

Charas

1975

Il lupo dei Mari

1975

Children of Rage

1974

L'Invenzione di Morel

1974

Voir Malte et Mourir

1974

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

1973

The Mackintosh Man

1972

Pulp

1971

Murphy's War

1971

When Eight Bells Toll

1971

Zeppelin

1970

Hell Boats

1970

Mister Jerico

1970

Eyewitness

1970

Adventures of Gerrard

1969

Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?

1969

Vendetta for the Saint

1969

Battle of Britain

1968

A Twist of Sand

1966

Death is a Woman

1965

The Bedford Incident

1963

Treasure in Malta

1958

The Silent Enemy

1956

The Baby and the Battleship

1956

The Battle of the River Plate

1953

Single Handed

1953

Malta Story

1953

They Who Dare

1931

Tell England

1928

Bolibar

1927

The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

1925

Sons of the Seas