Tenerife hits new heights as a film location, with Amazon now starring too
Tenerife has been the venue for yet another film, this time for Amazon.
Tourism councillor for the Cabildo, José Gregorio Martín has assessed “very positively” the shooting of the original Amazon series La Templanza in Tenerife which recently came to an end.
Filming began on August 6th and is produced by Atresmedia Studios in collaboration with Boomerang TV, and with the local production and location management of Verónica Franco and Roberta Martino. This is the first Amazon production shot in Europe and will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2020 in more than 200 countries and territories.
Martín Plata, who has had the opportunity to attend the filming together with the delegate adviser of Tourism of Tenerife, Vicente Dorta, has recognised the work done by the staff of Tenerife Film Commission, who “have provided the production with the necessary advice in obtaining of permits and the search for locations ”, among which were La Laguna, as well as La Orotava and Icod de Los Vinos.
Leonor Watling and Rafael Novoa embody the main characters of La Templanza, Soledad Montalvo and Mauro Larrea, while the rest of the cast, which has actors of different nationalities, is composed of Emilio Gutierrez Caba, Juana Acosta, Esmeralda Pimentel, Nathaniel Parker , Alejandro de la Madrid and Raúl Briones. Sonia Martínez, Nacho Manubens and Tedy Villalba are the executive producers. The series is directed by Guillem Morales, nominated for the Goya and the BAFTA (The uncertain inhabitant, Julia’s eyes, Inside No.9); Goya winner Alberto Ruiz Rojo (Ten Minutes, Apaches, Alleged culprit); and the winner of Goya Patricia Font (Takeaway Coffee, Red Bracelets, Cites, People coming and bah). Susana López Rubio leads the scriptwriting team.
Tenerife Film Commission is the tourism brand of Tenerife that offers national and international producers the necessary advice on locations, permits and all the services they may require during filming on the island. The great diversity of usable spaces as natural scenery (landscapes volcanic, subtropical, urban, coastal and marine, separated by very short distances) favours the recreation of multiple corners of the world in just a few kilometers. The techno-logy and fabric of local audiovisual companies, tax incentives and advantages for producers and an enviable climate that allows outdoor recordings throughout the year, complement the attrac-tions of Tenerife as an ideal space for filming.
The 150 national and international works that the island received in 2018 left revenues of 28.8 million euros. These are the highest figures since these statistics began to be recorded systematically through the Tenerife Film Commission (TFC), to which we must add the more than 2,600 local professionals hired last year, including technicians and extras.