Mallorca "is creating a brand as a filming location" as confirmed by local producers and some, in recent months have chosen the Island, to develop their projects. Half a year after the creation of the Mallorca Film Commission, the sector believes that the entity is giving them visibility, "If you do not let do not exist," underlined.
Mad Dogs, The Pelayo's, Listening to the sea, Jack and Jill and The perfect stranger are just some of the fictions in recent months have been shot in Mallorca with the support of the entity or Fundacio Mallorca Turisme, its driving force.
From Palma Pictures, German Tracerver explained that the Fundacio Mallorca Turisme "helped, contributing 10 percent of production, the Mad Dogs British series to fall on Mallorca to record his first season. Now ten weeks later and without any aid they returns again and will invest about 1.6 million euros". The series has had a major impact on British society "and was nominated for Bafta awards.
The presence of Mallorca festivals and contacts has been able to address national and international meetings in the audiovisual sector has allowed other projects land on the island, as is the case of The Pelayo's film. Its producer, Daniel Hernandez, said that "without such contacts would never have come to shoot in Mallorca, because it gave us the opportunity to discover a different Mallorca, with a multitude of scenarios. All major cities have a Film Commission and allowed us to streamline arrangements for filming permits, look up locations. The truth is that the easier you give the more chances you have to visit you filming. "
Having a one-stop shop has made things easier to shoot the film Russian Listening sea. In 2010, production was difficult and this year have had to return to finish the film. Fernando Vilches, producer, explains: "Without this partnership, we would not have come to the island for a production that wants to invest in foreign Mallorca, the Film Commission is of vital importance, is a much needed link for co-production, but also reporting procedures, monitoring of licenses and details like where to rent. "
Since local production company Singular, which has shot the first movie of Toni Bestard, The Perfect Stranger, Diana de la Cuadra said that "we have had a hand offering information about the film internationally," and "we believe it is necessary to continue its work if we want this to be a strong sector. " The same view is the president of the association of producers Islands, Paco Berga: "The launch of the Mallorca Film Commission has shown that it was a mistake to close the Islands Film Commission. The industry is happy and the work of this entity has been noted, has paid off, but everything is being done will be felt in the medium term. " "Mallorca begins to look now to the 60 or 70 when they recorded about 100 films a year."