Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

World War Z Starts Shooting In Falmouth

Shooting for the new multi-million pound blockbuster World War Z has kicked off in Falmouth, Cornwall, supported by local film crew from the South West.
Starring Hollywood heavyweight Brad Pitt, the Paramount Pictures production will be partially shot onboard a ship from August 2 - 12. Open casting for the zombie thriller took place in Truro in July, where five hundred extras were brought on board for the Falmouth-based scenes.
World War Z is based on Max Brooks' best-selling book, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. Set in the near future, it revolves around UN employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the zombie pandemic that is toppling its armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Mireille Enos (The Killing) also stars as Gerry's wife, Karin.
Fiona Francombe, South West Screen's Production Services Manager, said: "At South West Screen we work to link up productions with the resources they need and we have been in close contact with WWZ's production team, local film crew and Falmouth Town Council to help prepare for this complex shoot, which is all the more exciting as it coincides with the busy Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week.
"It's important to remember that this type of production can be a major boost for a local area, with a high volume of crew and cast using local hotels, equipment suppliers, labour and businesses, so we are really pleased to welcome WWZ to Falmouth.
"With its beautiful locations, urban spaces and skilled crew, the South West of England has so much to offer to accommodate high profile shoots like this. I'm glad to say it's not uncommon for these big names to grace our region. Last year we supported the filming of Stephen Spielberg's War Horse, which shot on Dartmoor and in Castle Combe, once again proving how the South West attracts filmmakers from the world over."
Last year, South West Screen registered almost 1,900 filming days in the South West and approximately £56 million inward investment brought into the area by film and television production.
Feature films that have shot in the South West recently include Steven Spielberg's upcoming War Horse, Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go, Stephen Frears' Tamara Drewe and Richard Curtis' The Boat That Rocked.

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

ITV To Produce New Post Office Documentary Film
ITV has commissioned Little Gem to produce new film, Mr Bates vs The Post Office: The Impact [WT], which will reveal how the ITV drama series [also pr
Scotica Film Appoints Creative Director
One of Scotland's leading film production companies has expanded its offering across the country following the appointment of a multi-award-winning cr
Bristol Wins City Of Film Award
Bristol has won the City of Film Award at the 2024 Global Production Awards during the Cannes Film Festival. The annual awards held by leading film tr
NXTGENbps Teams Up With Sustainable Film
NXTGENbps has partnered with Sustainable Film, a leading consultancy in film and TV production sustainability. This collaboration marks a significant
South West agencies join forces with Channel 4
Channel 4, the South West Regional Development Agency and South West Screen are joining forces to help bring new creative talent in the area to the sm
South West Screen Welcomes Creative England
South West Screen has welcomed the beginning of a new era for the creative industries in the South West, as new English regions-wide agency Creative E
South West film locations to be showcased
South West film locations are being shown off next week as South West Screen, Bristol and Bath Film Offices and Cornwall Film join forces to promote t
South West locations showcased at Cannes
The South West of England is reportedly taking the internationally renowned Cannes Film Festival by storm. Caroline Norbury, Chief Executive of South
Trio of talented students from the South West sought for £3k industry bursary
Help is at hand for creative people from the South West to take up post graduate study before entering the film and TV industry. South West Screen's i
South West Screen Launches Media Placement Scheme
South West Screen has announced the launch of a placement scheme for people aged 18 - 35 to take up traineeships with top media production companies i
Aardman Animations, Twofour and Endemol West share skills
Three top production companies from the South West are teaming up with staff from South West Screen and Skillset for a skills day later this month. Th
Singapore And UK Team Up On Multiplatform Developments
The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and South West Screen, the development agency for film, television and digital media in the South W
Creative England Takes On South West Screen Contracts
Bristol-based regional screen agency South West Screen has announced the full transfer of all of its projects and activities into the new agency Creat
South West Screen launch education strategy
South West Screen have launched the South West Moving Image Education Strategy, at the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol. As the regional screen agenc
South West Screen announces £1.1m funding boost
South West Screen has announced a £1.1 million project to grow the film, television and interactive media sectors in the South West of England and dev