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Filming of "Sea Wolf " Slated for Spring 2008
By Gold Rock Creek Enterprises, Ltd
Feb 16, 2008 - 8:14:01 AM

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February 15, 2008; Freeport, Grand Bahama Island: Principal photography for the film “Der Seewolf” (The Sea Wolf) will commence in mid-March at The Bahamas Film Studios.

Based on Jack London’s 1904 novel of the same name, the film stars Thomas Kretschmann, who appeared in Peter Jackson’s “King Kong” and the soon-to be-released motion picture, “Transsiberian,” among other film credits.

“This is an exciting time in Grand Bahama,” says Bahamas Film Commissioner Craig Woods. “Beyond the immediate benefit of providing additional training opportunities and jobs, the tourism product will be promoted as well. When this film airs in Europe, and viewers see the natural beauty here in The Bahamas, the result is always positive for our tourism endeavors.”

Hofmann & Voges Entertainment GmBH, based in Germany, will produce the film for release in the European market in late 2008. Anett Grunbeck, the film’s production manager scouted several international locations and says The Bahamas is ideal for this project.

“We are looking forward to filming here in Grand Bahama,” Grunbeck says. “The Island is very beautiful and everyone has been helpful. The Studio facilities are working well for our film and we are very pleased with the service being provided. We are happy to be working with The Bahamas Film Commission. Craig Woods and his staff have been very supportive.”

Boosting the local economy, this project will employ dozens of Bahamians and provide eight internships for those aspiring to film industry careers. The production is also booking approximately 3,000 room nights with local hotels, including Pelican Bay Resort, which according to the studio’s local manager, Diana McGonigal, is a film-friendly destination.

“Many local businesses and individuals will benefit directly from this production,” McGonigal says, emphasizing those additional purchases of goods and services from local businesses will have a far-reaching affect on the economy.

“The production will also hire background extras for the film, providing excellent opportunities for those who wish to gain acting experience” she adds. “There is so much talent in Grand Bahama and we are thrilled to showcase our island in this film.”

On Saturday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m., The Bahamas Film Studios will host an open casting call for 38 male and 5 female background extras at UNEXSO’s poolside café at Port Lucaya. Applicants should be at least 18 years old, provide a photo ID, and dress in form-fitting clothing. Preferred applicants are those who are strong swimmers with sailing experience; fluency in German is desired but not required. For more information, email: seawolfcasting@gmail.com.

The Bahamas Film Studios at Gold Rock Creek, located on the beautiful Island of Grand Bahama, offers directors and producers a superb location. With crystal clear, azure waters, a temperate climate and government incentives, The Bahamas Film Studios is a treasure for the film and television industries.


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