The film will be shot on location for a month and production-spend on Tenerife will be 750,000 Euros
The German television film, A Family Holiday with Friends, is shooting in Tenerife this month (from 21 February to 21 March). It is a 90-minute film produced by Bavaria Fiction, Degeto and the ARD television channel. Local production company Seven Islands Film is assisting and the Cabildo de Tenerife is supporting through Tenerife Tourism Corporation’s Film Commission.
The Cabildo Councillor for Tourism, Alberto Bernabé, explains that the shooting “will spend around 750,000 Euros on the island on accommodation, equipment rental or maintenance, proof of the important economic and promotional impact of this type of film shoots.” Mr. Bernabé added that this production, “confirms once again Tenerife’s value as a natural film set that suits all kinds of film productions, with a full network of highly experienced and professional service production companies plus incredible local talent.” The German crew is made up of some 30 people plus 50 professionals and a hundred local extras hired by Seven Islands Film.
The film will be premiered at prime time on the German TV channel ARD (which has the largest audience in the country). Six million people are expected to watch it, a figure that will be increased in subsequent screenings. This means a major promotion for the Island in its third tourism source market, which is only outranked by Great Britain and mainland Spain. The TV movie features some of the most stunning places on our Island, from the historic centre of La Orotava to the Chío forests, including Teide National Park, Santiago del Teide, Adeje, Arona, Guía de Isora or San Miguel de Abona. Some of the shots were taken from a helicopter.
A Family Holiday with Friends is a romantic comedy where two couples of friends and their children come to Tenerife for an idyllic holiday. They realize that despite their differences and dissimilar outlooks on life, friendship and love are their most precious possessions.