The cast and crew
of MTV (Music Television) visited San Pedro last week to film episodes of
their newest show "WILDBOYZ," a spin-off
of MTV's highly-acclaimed and most outlandish program, "Jackass."
Belize's Fer-De-Lance Production Company was
contracted to arrange the production and filming while in country. The
over 10-member crew was accompanied by the show's main stars, Steve-O and
Chris Pontius. Arriving in Belize on Wednesday, October
1st, the MTV crew met
with Suzette Zayden, Fer-De-Lance Production Facilitator to discuss the
filming in Belize. Also joining the Belizean crew was San Pedro resident
Paul Dux who also doubled as production assistant for the shoot.
and Chris are known for engaging in outrageous acts that have left
program viewers begging for more. Described as a "nonsense" show, this
television series is said to help viewers break away from the serious
side of life. The "WILDBOYZ" production
crew decided to film in Belize, as well as Costa Rica to show their
audience the exotic flora and fauna, as well as the rich cultures that
are abundant in these countries. Belizean footage was shot in Ambergris
Caye, Banana Bank, Punta Gorda, Community Baboon Sanctuary, at The Belize
Zoo and The Great Blue Hole, as well as other areas of the country.
While in "La Isla Bonita," the
"WILDBOYZ" chose the Pier Lounge's
"World Famous Chicken Drop" as one of their featured spots. Tourists and
locals alike witnessed Steve-O's interpretation of this game involving a
live chicken that left the spectators with "mouths wide open." After
production finished for the day, the MTV group indulged in the
scrumptious Caribbean and Mexican cuisine served at Caliente Restaurant.
The fun continued on Thursday when the Amigo's Del Mar Dive Shop staff
escorted the MTV crew to Belize's Great Blue Hole where other antics were
The date set to launch this new MTV
television series is October
26th. The Belize
episode is scheduled to air on SP Channel 21 approximately four or five
weeks after the launch date. Stay tuned for this hilarious episode
when"WILDBOYZ" discovers "Mother
Nature's Best Kept Secret."