Japanese feature Tamatama films on location in Cork in western Ireland
A Japanese production team went to Cork in western Ireland recently to film a Japanese-language feature. Tamatama (By Chance) was filmed in the village of Eyeries on the Beara Peninsula of West Cork and is about a lost Japanese girl washed onto the shores of an un-named mystical land.
Iceland and other parts of Ireland were considered as filming locations, before the filmmakers chose Cork. The production had an Irish crew and a further 60 locals were involved in various ways, lending a boost to the local economy.
Peter Conway was the project’s Irish Location Manager: “Tamatama was a wonderful shoot to work on for a number of reasons. The Beara Peninsula is a magical place and while we were unfortunate with the weather in a lot of ways, the rainy light gave the film a wonderfully soft look, which dovetailed nicely with what the Director wanted.
The Beara Peninsula is a magical place and while we were unfortunate with the weather in a lot of ways, the rainy light gave the film a wonderfully soft look, which dovetailed nicely with what the Director wanted.
Peter Conway, Location Manager
“I was absolutely delighted when I discovered that the Director and Producer had such a wonderful time during the shooting of the film that they wanted to come back to the area and present the film personally to the local community. It was their way of saying thanks to the community for all the support it had shown during the shoot.”
Ireland’s profile as a production centre continues to rise. Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire and Glenn Close’s Albert Nobbs are two of the high-profile Dublin-filmed features reaching cinemas in the next few months.
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