Seven film productions have kept the film industry in Malta busy this month, with the Malta Films Commission saying that the productions generated over €30 million in the Maltese economy and employed over 1,000 persons.
The latest film shooting of scenes in Malta was that of The Last Voyage of the Demeter, which is expected to be premiered in the beginning of 2023.
Adrian Dominic Bartolo, head of the lighting department operations within the Malta Film Studios, said the production involved intensive, but beautiful work and brought along various challenges.
“The film involved many night scenes and obviously we had to illuminate various places to create the necessary effects….we had many structures assembled with the ship that were illuminated according to the scenes”.
He told TVM that he worked on many productions, with the first being Steven Spielberg’s film Munich. “This was also a nice experience….I also worked on Assassins Creed, these were big film productions that involved many persons and material”.
Films Commissioner Johann Grech said that the films industry continued to register growth despite the pandemic challenges. He added that the Commission’s vision and strategy is leaving results that permit the local industry to be involved in productions all year round, with a sustainable industry. He said that film productions in Malta come from different studio production markets, including the U.S., England, Sweden, Norway and Germany.