Malta’s historic streets transformed into film set

The historic streets of Vittoriosa have been transformed into a film set. The Maltese city is being used as the backdrop for a British-funded movie about the life of Jesus. A number of narrow streets have been decorated with ceramic pots and wicker baskets as well as Middle Eastern fabrics. Extras dressed as biblical characters […]

See Malta thriller ‘The Boat’ at the Eden Cinemas

A thriller filmed in Malta has opened at the Eden Cinemas in St Julian’s. The Boat tells the story of a fisherman who boards an abandoned boat at Dwejra in Gozo only to find himself trapped on it, with matters taking a sinister turn. Written and directed by Winston Azzopardi and starring his son Joe, […]

Malta bids to be crowned Europe’s top film location

It’s famously been described as ‘the Hollywood of the Mediterranean’. And now Malta is in the running to be crowned the best film location in Europe. Fort St Elmo in Valletta has been shortlisted for the top award by the Association of European Film Commissions. The fort, which was built by the Knights in 1552, featured […]

‘Malta is a truly unique place to shoot films’

Malta has been described as ‘a unique filming location’ by the producer of the latest big budget movie to be shot on the island. David Zelon, who led the biblical drama Paul Apostle of Christ, praised Malta as ‘the most unique place I’ve ever shot in’. He added: ‘There are half a dozen forts that […]