Ben Affleck Costa Rica-set drama films in Puerto Rico instead
Ben Affleck’s new feature Runner, Runner – a drama set in the world of offshore gambling - is doubling Puerto Rico for Costa Rica. Puerto Rico is an unincorporated US territory offering a Caribbean look and a competitive tax credit.
Reid Mack is with the Business Plan Institute in Miami and spoke to the Costa Rica Star: “Costa Rica has the natural backdrop and surroundings to shoot beautiful movies but the economic environment is keeping some productions out. Authenticity often takes a backseat to business interests.”
Costa Rica has the natural backdrop and surroundings to shoot beautiful movies but the economic environment is keeping some productions out.
Reid Mack, Business Plan Institute
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Fast Five and recent TV movie Treasure Island have all filmed in Puerto Rico over the last few years.
As well as offering a Caribbean climate the island has colonial architecture dating back to the 1500s in Old San Juan, with the old existing alongside a modern metropolitan city in the metro area.
Not Logged in
You must be logged in to post a comment
There are no comments