UGC, a major production house in France, will next month be shooting the film ‘Immediate Boarding’ in Malta, the Malta Film Commission said.

The production has selected various locations across the island including the water tanks at the Malta Film Studios in Kalkara, Valletta, Vittoriosa, Senglea and Majjistral Park.

‘Immediate Boarding’ is a French comedy written and directed by Philippe de Chauveron, who last year took the international box office by storm with his hit film ‘Serial Bad Weddings’.

With the support of the Malta Film Commission, Philippe visited Malta in 2014 in order to develop his script around the various locations on the island. In the film, Malta will be featured extensively and will surely serve as an advert to promote the island’s beautiful and scenic spots with audiences in Europe and possibly beyond.

Minister Edward Zammit Lewis responsible for the film industry stated that the film sector is adding substantial value to our economy. Having a French production portraying Malta as Malta will surely raise our profile overseas to great heights and help boost tourism. The exposure is without doubt invaluable and is the best form of advertising we can have.

Lead talent on the film comes from Medi Sadoun, who is known for his roles in Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014) and Les Francis (2014), along with Ary Abittan who has starred in films such as Vive la France (2013) and Coco (2009).

‘Immediate Boarding’ is set to hit French theatres in October 2016.

In Malta ‘Immediate Boarding’ is being serviced by Small Island Films. 

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