The municipality of Puerto de la Cruz will again be the place chosen for the cinematographic production of a feature film, in this case ‘Rambo V’, which will install its base camp in the tourist city and will shoot some scenes of this American blockbuster that is shot in Tenerife
The Mayor of Porto, Lope Afonso, presided over a preparatory meeting on Wednesday prior to filming. In this meeting with members of the producer of ‘Rambo V’, were also present the ediles of Security and Tourism, Pedro González and Dimple Melwani, as well as members of the Security Corps of the Local and National Police, with the aim of finalizing the security measures during filming.
For Afonso, “that Puerto de la Cruz will once again host the filming of another feature film is of great importance for the international promotion of the city as an enclave for cinematographic blockbusters of any kind, we will show our best face and give all the facilities so that production team and the main actors feel at home “.
The filming of a film of these characteristics, explained the mayor, entails a coordination between the important areas, especially on the days that the base camp is installed in the city. For this purpose, a special device has been established that will cover all the needs that filming demands, coordinated with both the Local and National Police. ”
The tourist city was already the venue, last March, of the filming of the Danish film ‘Happy People’, filming in different locations of the municipality for six weeks. Under the direction of Samaou Achete Ahlstrom and as lead actors of the cast Dar Salim, Lisa Carlehed, Francesc Garrido and Oscar Casas, the tourist city became an outdoor stage.
“Our surroundings, climate and landscape are again protagonists so that Puerto de la Cruz is attractive to host film shoots and is in mind of the producers that roll on the island.” After the success of “Happy People” last year, we received the area of Tourism plus requests for new shoots for next 2019, for which we have already been coordinating locations and the necessary steps, “said the mayor of Tourism, Dimple Melwani.
This production left in the tourist city an investment of more than 500,000 euros and involved the creation of 255 direct jobs, 25 people for the team, 10 secondary actors and 220 people for extras. The film is scheduled to be screened at the Cannes, San Sebastian and Premiere in all of Scandinavian festivals.