Film shootings bring a record 19 million Euros in 2015

The Island welcomed 88 productions in 2015, 20 more than the previous year

© Nuria Machado - "Kilory" shooting
© Nuria Machado – “Kilory” shooting

Last year Tenerife welcomed 88 productions, 10 of which were feature films (two more than in 2014), including “Jason Bourne”, with star Matt Damon in the leading role; and “Project Lazarus”, by Canaries director Mateo Gil. In addition to its qualities as a film location, Tenerife also offers post-production services through its HPC-Teide supercomputer, the second most powerful in Spain which is already being used for animation, as in for example “Capture the flag” last year.

Apart from films, in 2015 there were photo shoots (21), commercials (21) and TV programmes (16), including one of the episodes of the BBC “Dr. Who” series, TV programmes “Masterchef”, “Masterchef Junior” and “Volando Voy” —hosted by popular  presenter Jesús Calleja— or commercials for brands like Adolfo Domínguez, Suzuki, Iberia or Lamborghini.  By country of origin, most production companies were from Germany (24), Spain (22) and the UK (16). Overall, in 2015 there were 525 shooting days and TFC answered a total of 212 requests.

From 2000, the Island has hosted 1,126 film productions. The best-known titles in these 15 years are “Clash of the Titans” and “Wrath of the Titans” (2010-2011, USA), “Una hora menos en Canarias” (2010, Spain), “Fast and Furious 6” (2013, USA), “Nadie quiere la noche” orFelices 140, which are both Spanish productions shot in 2014.

Coming in 2016

Several productions have chosen to shoot on the Island this year including:

–       “Oro”, by director Agustín Díaz Yanes starring Raúl Arévalo, Óscar Jaenada and José Coronado and the special appearance of Juan Diego. Based on a short story by best-selling author Arturo Pérez-Reverte, it is the story of the expedition of 16th Century Spanish conquerors Lope de Aguirre and Núñez de Balboa who ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a mythical city that was believed to be built of gold. It is a co-production of Apache Films, Atresmedia Cine, Telefónica Studios and Sony Pictures Spain.

–       “En zona hostil”. Directed by Adolfo Martínez, the cast includes Ariadna Gil, Roberto Álamo, Antonio Garrido, Raúl Mérida, Marian Hernández and Ruth Gabriel. It is based on real events which happened to Spanish troops deployed in Afghanistan. It is produced by Tornasol Films, Hernández y Fernández P.C., and Castafiore Films.

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