Friday, September 14, 2012

First International Feature Film Shot In Equatorial Guinea

Participation of local film crew gives vital experience to home-grown talent

For the first time in its history, Equatorial Guinea is the locale for an international feature-length film.. For the past two months, scenes of Where the Road Runs Out have been filmed on location in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea.

The film is being produced by the Dutch production company Firenze Film in conjunction with the Motion Picture Association of Equatorial Guinea (ACIGE). A young Equatorial Guinean film crew is participating in the production. The screenplay, written by David Hughes (A Night at the Museum with McFly), also features scenes outside of the central African country, with additional filming taking place in South Africa and The Netherlands.

Where the Road Runs Out is South African film maker Rudolf Buitendach’s tenth film as director, and the movie stars renowned Ivorian actor Isaach De BankolĂ© (Casino Royale), winner of a Cesar Award, along with Juliet Landau, daughter of Martin Landau, and Stelio Savante, who starred opposite Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind in 2001.

Equatorial Guinea welcomes film production companies. Its unspoiled coasts and interior, abundant wildlife, and picturesque cities offer attractive locations, and it boasts a modern infrastructure that allows for easy transportation of people and equipment. The Motion Picture Association of Equatorial Guinea assists foreign film producers in finding talent and locations and in navigating government requirements.