Popular productions shot in Malta

Did you know that Malta has been used as a filming location since 1925 and that more than 100 productions have been partially or fully shot here?

Popular productions filmed in Malta include:

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Midnight Express (1978)
Popeye (1980)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Gladiator (2000)
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Troy (2004), Munich (2005)
Game of Thrones (season 1: 2011 – 2019)
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Captain Philips (2013)
World War Z (2013)
By the Sea (2015)
Assassin’s Creed (2016)
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Queen of the South (2016–)

 

Hallmark rom-com filmed in Malta to premiere this month

In the Hallmark movie Mix Up in the Mediterranean, which was shot in its entirety in Malta, a small-town cook impersonates his big city chef twin to compete in a culinary contest and falls for the woman in charge of the event, who thinks he is the brother who is married.

The film is a Malta / Canada co-production between local producer Colin Azzopardi along with his Canadian colleague Leif Bristow. Colin organised and took care of all the Malta side of things whilst the post-production was done abroad. “We used various locations in Malta, but the main location was in and around the Phoenicia Hotel, who were extremely accommodating throughout the making of the film,” Colin says. Other locations included Merchant’s Street and Upper Barakka Gardens in Valletta, and Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar.

Read more: https://newsbook.com.mt/en/hallmark-rom-com-filmed-in-malta-to-premiere-this-month/?fbclid=IwAR2pPxBnEC9mpeWXIrHcaRGNTx3T9OyyhkW_h-PV1-bX030ReMKYsSbPHIA
Film about Great Siege shot in Malta now released

A docudrama film by the name “God’s Soldiers” was the first major production to shoot and complete in Malta after the first wave of Covid-19.  With an all-Maltese cast the production was shot in Turkey, England, Austria and Malta and was released in Austria in late 2020, according to IMDB. Most scenes were filmed in Malta, with an estimated investment of €322,000 here. The film received €80,000 in financial assistance from the Malta Film Fund.

IMDB defines the storyline as: “In the mid-16th Century, a long running conflict between two of the most powerful world religions is building up to a climactic battle in the Mediterranean for the very soul of Europe. Facing each other are two highly trained forces. The Knights of the Order of St. John, a small but formidable Christian military Order. And the Muslim Janissaries, the fearsome crack troops of the Sultan. The historic events are told through the eyes of a young Ottoman conscript and his future arch-rival, a novice Christian knight. From an early age, both are trained to fight in the name of God, and Allah.”

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