Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Casting on La Gomera for Ron Howard movie

 A film casting for extras will take place on Sunday, August 18th, 2013 in Playa de Santiago on La Gomera. The film production company Film-Sur of Tenerife will hold the casting in the Casa Cultural (cultural centre) at the seafront in Santiago with the support of the town hall of Alajero (the administration for Playa de Santiago) from 10am to 6pm. The prestigious company Film-Sur have worked on productions like 'Fast & Furious' and 'Clash of the Titans '. Even though they only say that it is 'for a big international production' this casting can only be for Ron Howard's 'In the Heart of the Sea' which will begin shooting on location on La Gomera and Lanzarote in the autumn with production services supplied by the Tenerife company.

If you fancy joining the illustrious Hollywood cast as an extra in November, head for Playa de Santiago on Sunday. It is a nice but fairly sleepy small fishing harbour with a beach (most of it pebbly) on La Gomera's south coast. Film-Sur will be looking for people of all ages, including children, with Canary and/or European features and a dark or tanned complexion. Natural looks and long hair will get preference and visible tattoos and strongly-dyed hair will rule you out. Don't expect too much glamour if you get a role. I know from experience that the job can be extremely boring and mostly involves waiting and more waiting without knowing what's going on. Extras won't be paid Hollywood rates here and the food usually isn't worth the trouble.

Sneak preview of film set design for the whalers graveyard of Nantucket
Meanwhile some images have emerged of the set design (see pictures). For the film a replica of Nantucket harbour as it was around 1820 will have to be built and this is already happening near London, where they are more likely have grey skies, wind and rain for the Nantucket scenes this autumn.
Filming here on La Gomera will be done at two harbours with beaches, and one of them is in a fairly deserted location with lots of space for a film set construction. Apart from the Warner studios near London and La Gomera the only other confirmed location for the shooting of 'In the Heart of the Sea' is on Lanzarote.
See my previous post about the film HERE and how the casting went HERE
Model of old Nantucket harbour for the film set of 'In the Heart of the Sea'
Howard tweeted:'Exciting to see another time and place
re-created so artfully
The 'Essex' replica

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