Wales has become a bit of a go-to beach filming location in the UK. Kristen Stewart’s been at Marloes Sands near Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire for several days filming Snow White and the Huntsman. A several-hundred-strong crew is involved, along with dozens of costumed riders on horseback.
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Paulo Miranda has moved from FilmBrazil to Film Planet in São Paulo. At FilmBrazil, Paulo improved international perceptions of Brazil as a commercial production centre. He also launched FilmBrazil Experience, which invites advertising professionals to spend a week exploring Brazil.
German car company Opel has filmed hot, cold and underwater on location in Spain for a new commercial for its electric Ampera vehicle. Going Further compares the car’s cutting-edge technology with the pioneering achievements of an ultra-marathoner, an alpinist and an apnea diver.
Production team Francisca Contesse, Louis Bronsard and Director Martín Romanella from Procine Santiago concluded another job for agency Dittborn & Unzueta and Falabella regional. Valeria Mazza shot in Santorini Greece and did all her own driving, piloting and ocean-based underwater scenes.
Beer brand Heineken has turned a Portuguese cultural centre into an airport for its new ad, Gorgeous. When a beautiful woman fends off one sleazy admirer at an airport bar, a more resourceful guy uses a friend’s lipstick on a Heineken bottle to prompt a conversation through a sly ‘misunderstanding’.
Feature drama The Devil’s Double has filmed in Malta and Jordan, using each country as a stand-in for Iraq. Set in the late 1980s, the film tells the fact-based story of a lieutenant in the Iraqi army who is forced to be the body double of Uday Hussein, eldest son of Saddam.
Shifting gear from the literary adaptations that made his name, Joe Wright’s latest feature is Hanna, the story of a teenage girl raised in the wilds of Finland as a fighter and assassin. The film makes striking use of its locations, with script rewrites organised around the places they found.
The Governor of Chicago has formally announced a USD5 million investment from the city in a new Cinespace Studios facility. Governor Pat Quinn’s announcement marked a celebration of the studio, which has already been used for a couple of big-budget productions.
Scott was born in Red Deer in Alberta, Canada. He moved to Burlington, Ontario, when he was 11, and studied business at university. In 1998 he applied for a location PA position on the TV series Due South and has worked in the location department since.
Considering a location trip to the moon impractical, beer brand Carlsberg has found an alternative to the lunar surface near Queenstown in New Zealand for its Spaceman ad. The company also decided to scale several mountain peaks for accompanying spot Everest.