Shailene Woodley survival film boosts Fiji

Shailene Woodley’s upcoming ocean-set survival movie Adrift has helped boost Fiji’s film industry.

Shailene Woodley’s upcoming ocean-set survival movie Adrift has helped boost Fiji’s film industry.

Directed by Baltasar Kormakur, the film follows Woodley as a keen sailor who finds herself stranded on the open ocean when she’s caught in a historically violent hurricane.

Shailene Woodley survival film boosts Fiji
Fiji

High-profile Indian movie Party was another of 74 separate productions that used Fijian filming locations through 2017, according to figures from Film Fuji.

“It has been an extremely busy but outstanding year for the audio visual industry,” said Dallas Foon, CEO of Film Fiji.

“The huge support from the Fijian government and stakeholders has been the key to making Fiji a popular filmmaking destination.”

Fiji offers a very generous 47% tax rebate for features and TV shows spending the equivalent of around US$125,000, while TV commercials are also covered when they spend US$25,000. Tax rebate payments are capped at just over $14m per production.

The Fijian archipelago comprises more than 330 islands about 1,300 miles north-east of New Zealand in the South Pacific.

Long-running US reality adventure series Survivor is among the highest-profile productions to film regularly in the region.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Fuji.

Images: FreeImages/Mike Mackinven/Mere Englund

Shailene Woodley survival film boosts Fiji
Fiji

Shailene Woodley’s upcoming ocean-set survival movie Adrift has helped boost Fiji’s film industry.

Directed by Baltasar Kormakur, the film follows Woodley as a keen sailor who finds herself stranded on the open ocean when she’s caught in a historically violent hurricane.

High-profile Indian movie Party was another of 74 separate productions that used Fijian filming locations through 2017, according to figures from Film Fuji.

“It has been an extremely busy but outstanding year for the audio visual industry,” said Dallas Foon, CEO of Film Fiji.

“The huge support from the Fijian government and stakeholders has been the key to making Fiji a popular filmmaking destination.”

Fiji offers a very generous 47% tax rebate for features and TV shows spending the equivalent of around US$125,000, while TV commercials are also covered when they spend US$25,000. Tax rebate payments are capped at just over $14m per production.

The Fijian archipelago comprises more than 330 islands about 1,300 miles north-east of New Zealand in the South Pacific.

Long-running US reality adventure series Survivor is among the highest-profile productions to film regularly in the region.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Fuji.

Images: FreeImages/Mike Mackinven/Mere Englund

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