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Streaming Video - Behind the scenes of the German Production, Der Seewolf
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
May 20, 2008 - 11:11:18 PM

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Grand Bahama Island - On May 8th, The Bahamas Weekly News Team was invited out to the set of Der Seewolf  . We were invited to take photos and video, and were fortunate to interview the lead actor, Tom Kretschmann; lead actor  Florian Stetter; director Christophe Schrewe; Executive Producer, Karlheinz Ganzer; Film Commissioner Craig Woods; Donna Mackey, Sr. Manager; Jonathan Jones, Bahamian film trainee.

Other actors in Seewolf are: Vinzenz Kiefer, Jaymes Butler Gennadi Vengerov Simon Licht, Robinson Reichel, Stefan Gbureck, Martin Eschenbach, Henning Baum, Mac Steinmeier, Alexander Horbe,  and Paul Fassnacht. The screenplay was written by   Holger Karsten Schmidt.

The video also shares the many reasons so many film production companies choose The Bahamas to shoot their films. In an exclusive interview with Craig Woods, The Bahamas Film Commissioner,  Mr. Woods speaks of the 2008 film line-up for The Bahamas ...

For photos of our day on set, CLICK HERE.

SevenOne International distributes ProSieben series “The Sea Wolf” with Thomas Kretschmann (Munich, February 2008):

German actor Thomas Kretschmann, famous for international blockbusters such as “King Kong” or “The Pianist”, will be playing the lead role in ProSieben’s new event series “The Sea Wolf”. As the ruthless Captain Wolf Larsen, he will rescue the shipwrecked Humphrey van Weyden (Florian Stetter). In the middle of the ocean, a deadly quest for survival ignites between the two men. SevenOne International will be distributing the high budget production.

Filming for the modern remake of one of Jack London’s most acclaimed novels will be starting in March under Director Stephan Wagner on the Bahamas and in Berlin. The event movie is produced by Hofmann & Voges

Shipwrecked and lost, the intellectual Humphrey van Weyden is rescued by Wolf Larsen, captain of the seal-hunting vessel “Ghost”. Larsen, a brutal and ruthless man, refrains from bringing van Weyden back to shore. Gradually, the situation on board deteriorates when a shipwrecked woman, Maud Brewster (Petra Schmidt-Schaller) joins the men on board. Feeling a strong attraction towards Maud, the two men find themselves fighting each other. Only one man will survive.

Jens Richter, Managing Director of SevenOne International was quoted in saying: “Once again, ProSieben has come up with a gripping adaptation of a world classic. After ‘Treasure Island’, Jack London’s ‘Sea Wolf’ makes captivating television, thanks to a great cast.”

Christian Balz, Head of German Fiction, ProSieben: ”With ‘The Sea Wolf’ we are bringing to the screen one of Jack London’s most thrilling adventure novels. It is the dynamics of power and self-assertion that especially appeals to our younger audiences.”




The Bahamas Weekly would like to give special mention and thanks to Sarah Hamilton, local Production Manager for making this video opportunity possible.










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