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With a sexual assault case to investigate and over 50 potential suspects DI Hardy and DS Miller certainly have a job on their hands.For us, though, the real mystery is where are those imposing cliff that have come to define Broadchurch actually filmed?The iconic image which has become synonymous with Broadchurch is of those epic cliff faces with the rolling waves below.The cliffs in question actually overlook West Bay on the Jurassic Coast, the nearest town is Bridport which is around two miles inland and has a world famous net and rope-making industry don’t you know.While the streets of Broadchurch might not be as striking as some of the other locations on the show but many of the programme’s scenes are set in the small Victorian seaside town of Clevedon in Somerset. ... See MoreSee Less
Where is Broadchurch filmed? Where is it set?
The crime drama is set in a small town, close-knit...
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Sri Lanka, one of India’s favorite weekend getaways, has been attracting several film crews too. With the end of the bloody civil war, the island nation has eagerly thrown its doors open to tourists and filmmakers from around the world. India, which contributes the most to Sri Lanka’s tourist numbers, also seems to send more filmmakers there than any other country.While several Hollywood films have been shot in Sri Lanka over the years — The Bridge over the River Kwai probably being the most popular one — Indian film industry has over the last few years has been turning to Sri Lanka at regular intervals.As a destination blessed with all the natural wonders and captivating landscapes, Sri Lanka hopes to convince Indian film producers to think of choosing Sri Lanka as the next film location for their creative works of art. As a compact destination with various natural and a large diversity, located just a few kilometers away from each other, Sri Lanka can be shown as a destination which can be an ideal location for the perfect film shoot.With a distance of less than 2500 km to the heart of Bollywood and having frequent flights from all around India to Colombo, the opportunity of having the dynamic visa process, cultural variety and rich local film industry equipped with European standard production equipment, the arrival of more high profile Indian film industry representatives to Sri Lanka is expected. ... See MoreSee Less
5 films shot in Sri Lanka that capture its beauty.
The island nation of Sri Lanka has been the settin...
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In 1951, Galway farmer Walter Joyce was approached by local landowner Lord Killanin and asked whether he'd be open to allowing his thatched cottage home to be used for some film-making. A princely sum of £25 per week was suggested. But upon meeting the free-wheeling and somewhat gruff film-maker, a Mr John Ford, the deal was immediately reneged upon - Ford thought the price was outrageous and immediately proffered £100 per day.This was an absolute fortune back in 1951 - today's equivalent of around €3,500 per day. On top of that, Ford had the whole house rethatched, freshly painted, new doors and windows fitted and flower boxes placed on the windows. The Joyces were in clover.The saga of the Quiet Man cottage tells us that houses can make money, history and even their own lasting legacy (for better or for worse) if they appear in the right film production - even, it seems, for just 30 seconds. Last year, I queued for a boat trip to take me out to Skellig Michael - the sixth-century monastery remains perched on top of a jagged rock island off the Kerry coast. Alongside me were a half a score of pimply young Americans in Star Wars shirts jabbering excitedly about going to see "the Skywalker hideout".An appearance of a house in a popular tv series can also create business opportunities for the owners in the long run. Take the example of Glanquin house, near Kilnaboy, Co Clare - the private home of the McCormack family, who run an organic farm on the land. It would be better known to the rest of us as the Craggy Island Parochial House and home of Father Ted, Father Dougal and Father Jack. Joe Mardis, who acted as location manager for the hugely popular Father Ted series, had family connections in the area and took photos of the house to provide to the Hat Trick film company. These days, tourists pay to have tea at the 'Ted House'.The money varies wildly, however, with the lowest amount paid for shoots (say for a magazine) estimated to run at between €150 to €300 per day. Of course, if Hollywood lands on your doorstep with a bang, you hit Quiet Man-type paydirt. But the average remuneration for home use for a film seems to be in the order of €750 to €1,000 per day. Not bad bucks at all.Now is actually a very good time to plan to register your home for location shooting, as both key national film location databases - that of the Irish Film Board (which features around 1,500 homes) and that of the IFTN (Irish Film and Television Network) - are being upgraded and reorganised. ... See MoreSee Less
Turn your home into a movie star
For Irish homeowners who fancy earning a few bob a...
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Ireland’s film history is rich.Although the island is most well known for its classic literary works – the likes of James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and C.S. Lewis – the Emerald Isle has also served as the backdrop for some of the silver screen’s most iconic moments. Enhanced by a diverse set of landscapes, from stunning cliffs to rugged coastlines, cozy villages to vibrant, bustling city centers, films shot in Ireland capture a certain essence that cannot be replicated elsewhere.It’s hard to really need a reason to pack your bags and go explore Ireland, but the following films may serve as some pretty compelling inspiration. With representation in several genres – and including a handful of box-office behemoths – these 10 films feature some of the most distinct and awe-inspiring locations. ... See MoreSee Less
IRELAND ON THE BIG SCREEN
When Ireland gets some screen time, it makes a las...
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From 1997's The Game to 2010's The Social Network, noted auteur David Fincher has had a fixation with the Bay Area. Turning ten this year, Zodiac remains arguably his best film to date. Chronicling the 1970s killing spree of the person christened the Zodiac Killer, based on the cryptogram letters sent to local media, the movie features several key Bay Area locales.The Chronicle building, the Castro Theatre, and Original Joe's area all featured. The most harrowing among them, Lake Berryessa. The scene where victims Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard are stabbed during a quiet and sunny afternoon is one of cinema's most terrifying.#TBT ... See MoreSee Less
'Zodiac:' map of Fincher's serial killer masterpiece
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For those not accustomed to Hollywood, even a small project has the potential to positively (or negatively) influence the community, as this Ohio cattle farmer learned. Filmed in part at an Ohio farm, The Charnel House is a 90-minute supernatural thriller whose storyline depicts an abandoned slaughterhouse that has been renovated by a famous architect to develop upscale loft apartments. But the history of the building plagues the residents in this mysterious and suspenseful film.The supernatural thriller and use of the farm as a location for a series of flashbacks caused no end of amusing anecdotes as provided to Beef magazine.When the Hollywood crew learned that a beef calf was needed for the movie, a Holstein calf had been chosen for the role. Turned out Hollywood might know how to make a movie, but doesn’t’ know a dairy calf from a beef calf.When Hollywood producers met at the Ohio farm on the day of the preproduction farm visit. Walking the farm with the location manager, I told the slick fellow, “If the manure in the barn is offensive, it can be hauled out. The cob webs can be cleared out, too.”“No, no. Leave it all there. Our set dressers will just ask to have it all put back. It’s perfect, just like it is,” explained the location manager. Chuckles for everyone. The paycheck from the movie company was nominal, at best. But the memories of teaching Hollywood about cattle will last forever — and the memories are available for streaming the movie online.But why Ohio? I checked into the reason. It turned out that the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit was created to encourage and develop a film industry in the state in 2009. ... See MoreSee Less
Ohio calf goes Hollywood
A Hollywood producer selects a beef calf for a rol...
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Over the past few decades the Sherifian Kingdom has become a popular setting for films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Babel, Gladiator, The Mummy Returns and even the epic fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones.Among the major shooting sites is the city of Ouarzazate, considered as the Mecca of cinema in Morocco due to its studio facilities and the stark beauty of its locations.The recent weeks have also seen the streets of Casablanca and Rabat turned into a war zone with the filming of Chinese star Jackie Chan’s new film “Desert Storm”, which deals with the current civil war in Yemen.The productions worth an investment value of 28 million euros, were mainly French, German, Indian, Italian and American . ... See MoreSee Less
Morocco, a key filming location in 2016
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For HBO's new star studded series Big Little Lies, the surprise breakout isn’t a character, it’s the stunning settings.The show, based on Australian writer Liane Moriarty’s bestseller, is set on California’s picturesque Monterey Peninsula, and the well-to-do characters have a truly stunning real estate portfolio between them.All three of the oceanfront houses are real homes, not sound stages, though only one is actually in Monterey. People spoke to location manager Gregory Alpert to get the scoop on the enviable properties.“Very early on [director] Jean-Marc [Vallée] had an idea of how the houses would play out based on the characters’ socioeconomic levels,” location manager Gregory Alpert tells PEOPLE. “So Renata is at the pinnacle and physically at the top, looking down upon everything. Celeste’s house is sort of the next step down. And then right below that is Madeline, who’s right on the beach.”Celeste’s impossibly stylish, treehouse-like residence (the only house located in the seaside town of Monterey) was a fateful find for Alpert. When another location just down the road, in the town of Carmel, fell through at the last minute, he had to scramble to secure a replacement. Aerial imagery from Google Earth and Google Maps helped him pick out the perfectly sited residence.The houses used for Renata and Madeline’s homes are actually located about 300 miles south of Monterey, in Malibu.Renata’s modern mansion is a frequent filming location for shows, movies and music videos, a fact that initially worked against it for Alpert. “That was one that I kind of battled with internally. I knew what the director wanted, but I’d seen this house used before.” When he watched the first episode however, he says, “Jean-Marc had transformed what really bothered me into something that not only doesn’t bother me but I sort of revel in it.” ... See MoreSee Less
Big Little Lies’ beach houses are the real stars
Behind the scenes of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kid...
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Have you visited our website recently? Check out this article reprinted courtesy of Bethesda Magazine, interviewing DC location manager and LMGI member Carol Flaisher.Carol Flaisher and Actress Judi Dench aren’t exactly friends, but Dench—or her name, at least—once did Flaisher a big favor. When Flaisher, a movie location manager, was hunting for a house for Philomena four years ago, she was driving up Bradley Boulevard on a rainy Sunday morning when her eyes drifted to a home on the left. “I slammed on my brakes and drove into the driveway,” she says. “The house had everything. I looked like hell, but I rang the bell anyway. The woman who answered the door seemed reluctant. Then I mentioned Judi Dench was in the film. [She said,] ‘Judi Dench is going to be in my house?’ We were in.”It’s Flaisher’s job to find the perfect room, house, building or neighborhood for movies that are shooting in the Washington, D.C., area. Location, location, location is not just a mantra in real estate; it is essential to movies, too. “Generally, I get a call from a producer and make a deal,” Flaisher says. “They send me the script and most often they put me in touch with the director or the designer who gives the film the ‘look’ and lets me know what they want.”“So many people say, ‘Oh, your job sounds like so much fun,’ and, yes, it has its moments of fun and glitter. But it’s a lot of work—and a big commitment,” says Flaisher, who received a Women of Vision Award from D.C.’s Women in Film & Video in 2005. “If you love it, as I do, it’s a life sentence. …It’s like being married to the mob.” Years ago, when she thought she’d misplaced the sole original negative for a film she was working on, Flaisher got out of bed late at night and went to Colorlab in Rockville to find it—in her nightgown. ... See MoreSee Less
A Conversation with Carol Flaisher
The movie location manager talks about finding a h...
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Richard Van DykeI've worked with Carol on two films, not just a great location manager, but an all around great person. Glad to see her getting some well deserved recognition!
Pam PoertnerGreat article.
Wondering where blockbuster Kong: Skull Island was filmed? Luckily, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is active on Instagram so it was easy to follow the production.(be sure to follow us on IG @locationmanagersguild as well!)Visually speaking, Kong: Skull Island is absolutely brilliant. If anything could show up the mighty Kong, it's the film's scenery. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts definitely has great taste when it comes to filming locations, picking the perfect setting for the oh-so-mysterious Skull Island.#KongSkullIsland was actually shot in three different countries, offering up a variety of tropical locations that help bring the island's exotic vibe to life.Australia is a massive country, which means it's home to a variety of climates and ecosystems. Queensland's Gold Coast is one of the island continent's more tropical areas, and that's exactly where Kong: Skull Island kicks off. The scuffle between Hank and Ikari at the very start of the film was filmed on the white sand beaches of South Stradbroke Island.The volcanic Hawaiian island of O'ahu lent its impressive mountains to Kong: Skull Island, making one convincing habitat for the mighty ape. You'll definitely recognize those green hills from Jurassic World, earning the popular filming location a monstrous reputation.Much of the filming for Kong: Skull Island took place in the northern part of Vietnam. Vân Long and nearby UNESCO World Heritage site Tràng An were chosen for their winding rivers, which served as both a passage for the team's rickety escape boat and a battle ground for Kong and the Skull Crawlers. ... See MoreSee Less
Check out the locations of 'Kong: Skull Island'
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