Filming begins in San Pedro for After the Storm

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 10, No. 12            March 23, 2000

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Make-up Artist prepares Armand Assante for scene

Trimark Productions made its way to La Isla Bonita this past weekend to continue the filming of the movie After the Storm. The crew, consisting of locals and foreigners amounting to over seventy people, arrived via Maya Island Air from Placencia. Caribbean Queen Freight Services was responsible for transporting their large containers, totaling seven trailers packed with cameras, equipment, wardrobe and all the necessary amenities needed to do the filming. One trailer was packed to capacity with over 500 pieces of clothing and 100 pairs of footwear, all designed to the style of the 1930's when this movie is supposed to take place.

Wardrobe Technicians play a big part in the filming
In addition, pick-up trucks and cars were also shipped in to facilitate their transportation needs during their stay here.

    On location for the filming, the San Pedro Sun had an opportunity to speak to Mr. Franz Moguel, Key Production Assistant for the movie. He told the Sun that approximately forty locals had been used already as extras (three with speaking roles) and it is estimated that over 100 more will be used. He mentioned that in Placencia three different scenes were shot - on a beach, in a hut and on a boat.

Benjamin Bratt and Armand Assante prepare to film a scene
    The filming in San Pedro started Monday, March 20th and is expected to take 21 days. Filming begins at 5 a.m., lasting up to 12 hours a day and will include a variety of underwater scenes with a possible town scene. Of the over 200 persons who auditioned for the San Pedro filming, three have already been chosen and started work this week. The bulk of the group, consisting of approximately 48, will be called upon next week. After filming in San Pedro is over, the crew will head to Belize City to wrap up production in about two weeks. After the Storm will be the first movie to be filmed in its entirety in Belize and hopefully will receive rave reviews.
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