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Grand Bahama Island
Nassau
North Eleuthera
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
George Town, Exuma
and Bimini


Miami - 55 minutes
Ft. Lauderdale - 55 minutes
 
Atlanta - 2 hours
Chicago - 3.5 hours
New York - 2.5 hours
Los Angeles - 6 hours
Washington D.C. - 3 hours
Toronto, Canada - 3 hours
London, England - 9 hours

 

 

Film Production in The Bahamas during the last 5 years
 
1.  October/December 2003, New Line Cinema, "After The Sunset,"
2.  January/March 2004, MGM,"Into the Blue."
3.  April/May 2004, Future Film/T-Pictures, "Three,"
4.  July 2004, Lionsgate, "Open Water,"
5.  May 2005 - February 2006, Walt Disney Pictures, "Pirates of The Caribbean II,"
6.  May 2005 - February 2006, Walt Disney Pictures, "Pirates of The Caribbean III,"
7.  June/July 2005, Quantum Entertainment/Galaxy Productions, "Eye of The Dolphin,"
8.  February/April 2006, Sony Pictures, "Casino Royale,"
9.  January/February 2007, Rain Films, Ltd. "Rain,"
10. March/April, 2007, Good Looking Ink Films, "Sirens of Eleuthera " (Mysteries),
11. April 2007, Warner Brothers Pictures, "Fool's Gold,"
12. June/July 2007, Mari Films, "Matrimonio Alle Bahamas,"
13. October 2007, Universal Pictures, "Pink Panther II,"
14. January 2008, 40 Acres and A Mule, "Miracle At St. Anna,"
15. February/March 2008, Hoffmann & Voges Entertainment "Der Sea Wolf," (German Television MOW),
16. April 2008, Universal Pictures, "Duplicity,"
17. May/July 2008, Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision, Ltd. (Bollywood Film) "Blue,"
18. May/June 2008, Paradise Productions, LLC., "Beneath The Blue"
19. May/June 2008, Mercury Rising Productions, "Children of God,"
20. June 2009, Lionsgate Films, “5 Killers,
21. July 2009, Tyler Perry Studios, “Why Did I Get Married TOO?”
22. July/August 2009, Stray Dog Productions, “Windjammers,”
23. November 2009, Hannah/Ross Production, “The Troubadour,”
 

Feature Films Shot in Eleuthera

1. April/May 2004, T-Film/Future Pictures, Three,
starring Billy Zane, Juan Pablo Depace and Kelly Brooke;
2. June 2005, Mercury Rising Media, (Kareem Mortimer) Eleutheran Adventure, documentary film;
3. Jan/Feb. 2007, Rain Films, Ltd, Rain starring, Ranel Brown, Calvin Lockhart, CC H Pounder, Irma P. Hall and Nicki Micheaux;
4. March/April 2007, Good Looking Ink Films, Survival Island starring, Antonio Sabato Jr. and James Brolin;
5. April 2007, Warner Brothers Studios, Fool's Gold starring, Donald Sutherland, Mathew McConaughey, Kate Hudson;
6. May/June 2008, Mercury Rising Media, Children of God starring, Johnny Ferro, Stephen Tyrone Williams and Ron Brown;
7. July 2009, Tyler Perry Studios, Why Did I Get Married TOO? starring,J anet Jackson, Malik Yoba, Sharon Leal, Idris Elba and Tyler Perry;
8. Nov. 2009, Hannah/Ross Productions, The Troubadour starring, student actors;
9. Coming May 2010, Satyricon Pictures, Title TBD

Film Photo Archives


German television movie, 'The Sea Wolf.' (May 2008 Update)
Behind-the-scenes for the The film is based on the adventures of 1906 in San Francisco, as literary critic Humphrey van Weyden boards the ferry to Sacramento. Soon thereafter,  in the heavy fog, the ferry collides with a freight ship and sinks. Drifting in water near dead Van Weyden is picked up by the schooner 'Ghost.' The seal-hunter 'Ghost' is under the brutal command of Wolf Larson, who is sailing toward hi favorite hunting grounds in the Pacific.... the rest is history.

Lead actor, Thomas Kretschmann, film commissioner, Craig Woods and director, Christophe Schrewe
 

'The Ghost' the ship used in the film
 
 
 
 

Fight scene with Wolf Larson and Henning
 

Bollywood filming the feature film, 'Blue' (June 2008 Update)
The India Bollywood production company, Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision, Ltd. filming the feature film, "Blue" on location here in Nassau/Paradise. The director is Anthony D'Souza, with Dhaval Jatania as co-producer. Lead actors are Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, (former Ms. Universe 2001) and Sanjay Dutt. Filming started June 3rd, and will wrap on July 12th.

Director, Anthony D'Souza actress, Lara Dutta and film commissioner Craig Woods
 

film commissioner, Akshay Kumar and director, Anthony D'Souza
 

Film commissioner Craig Woods, Sanjay Dutt and director, Anthony D'Souza
 
Bollywood Film Party at Breezes (July 2008 Update)  
 
 

Spike Lee filming "Miracle At St. Anna" (Jan. 25 2008 Update)
 Academy Award Nominated director, Spike Lee is in Nassau over the next few days completing filming of the motion picture, " Miracle At St. Anna." which also filmed in Italy, New York and Louisiana. The film is based on the WWII novel written by James McBride on the 92nd Infantry Division of the WWII Black Buffalo Soldiers. Some 15,000 strong, this group made a major impact during WWII in subverting the ranks of the allied enemy forces.

Photo left to right: Director, Spike Lee, Heather Carey, of Bahamas  Production Services and film commissioner, Craig Woods on a location scout.

 

'Evening Reception' with Spike Lee
Photo left to right: Commissioner Craig Woods and Spike Lee
 

'Evening Reception' with Spike Lee
 

Matrimonio alle Bahamas - 8/15/2007 presently filming in George Town, Exuma. The English translation is "Marriage in The Bahamas."  The production shot is shooting in Exuma for three weeks, after 5 days filming in Miami and will wrap with a four week shoot in Italy including post-production.
This romantic comedy pits one of Italy's finest comedic actors, Massimo Boldi with a cast of wonderful Italian actors; Anna Maria Barbera, Enzo Salvi and Lucrezia Piaggio. Matrimonio alle Bahamas will have a Christmas 2007 release in Italy, Spain France and a few Latin countries.
 
 
 

 
 BIFF - Bahamas International Film Festival 2007

 

Film Commissioner, Craig Woods with Joseph White and Sara Frank from the production team of 40 Acres and A Mule
Craig & Yvonne Woods along with Anthony Mackie, star of "Freedom Land, Million Dollar Baby and She Hate Me." He is now in pre-production of the bio-pic Jesse Owen
Angela Archer on a panel along with Cheryl Cartwright, chairman, Bahamas Films, Plays Control Board, Bahamian filmmaker, Kareem Mortimer, Joan Graves, chairman, Motion Picture Association of America
Angela Archer with Bahamian actor, Jonathan Murray
The Bahamas International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the local community and international visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. In addition to offering films that might not otherwise be released theatrically in the Bahamas, BIFF will provide a unique cultural experience, educational programs, and forums for exploring the future of cinema.

For more information please visit www.bintlfilmfest.com.
Sponsors for the Third Annual Bahamas International Film Festival include: Atlantis, The Ministry of Tourism, Albany House, Ansbacher, Bacardi, Bahama Hand Prints, Bahamas @ Sunrise, Bahamas Ferries, Bahamas Tourism Channel, Beauty Spot, Best Buy Furniture, Bristol Wine and Spirits, Budget Rental Car, Chopard, Club Waterloo, Coca Cola Caribbean Bottling Company, Compass Pont, FedEx Express, Fireworks Unlimited, Floral Arts, Galleria Cinemas, Hard Rock Café, Island FM, Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch, Majestic Tours, Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board, Nautilus Water, Royal Bank of Canada, The Director?s Cut, Tourist News, Tribune, Versace, Wendy?s, Zamar Group and thank you to our donors and patrons of the film festival.

Click to View Interview with Leslie Vanderpool - Founder & Executive Director at Cannes Film Festival 2007

Film Florida's Annual General Meeting in Tampa, and photos at The Legends Ball.

Egon Stephan, Sr. came to south Florida in 1957 at the request of his New York City based employer, Camera Equipment Company which later became known as F&B Ceco. When Ceco closed their Florida Office, Egon decided to stay and develop his career as a cinematographer. He became known as a specialist in aerial and underwater filming as well as a Second Unit DP on many feature films shot in South Florida. He was a member of IATSE, the Los Angeles Cameraman's union, won several Emmys and numerous other awards. Egon founded CineVideo Tech in 1968 with one camera and a dream. As his cinematography career started to take off, so did the rental inventory of CineVideo Tech, eventually becoming the largest equipment rental house in the Southeast. He was instrumental inthe growth of the Florida Film Industry, helping to form the Florida Motion Picture and TV Association, (FMPTA) and the first Florida Advisory Council, which spawned the State's Film Bureau of which Egon was the direct advisor to the Governor at the time. Egon was also an avid supporter of the AICP, DGA, and ASC and was instrumental in the formation and ongoing support of WOMPI. Egon Stephan and his company also enriched the Florida film community.  CineVideo Tech evolved as the local university for hands-on training of camera and lighting technicians, many of which are still working today in all facets of the film production industry. Egon Stephan Sr. passed away in October 2002. He left behind a legacy of professionalism and dedication that lives on today.  Picture receiving his award posthumously is his son Egon Stephan, Jr. along with Bahamas Film Commissioner, Craig A. Woods and State Film Commissioner for Florida, Paul Sirmons.

Jordan Klein, Sr. - Inventor, cinematographer, director and businessman - are all words to describe this giant in the motion picture business whose illustrious career spans more that four decades. Jordan has been directing an filming topside and specializing in underwater and serial cinematography for more than forty years. Jordan is known around the world as a director, DP an camera operator. His work can be seen in many feature films, TV shows and commercials. He has also done a great deal of highly classified work for the US Military. An International Cinematographers Guild cameraman for more that twenty-five years, Jordan's first major project was filming the underwater portion of the Flipper TV series back in 1964. His knowledge and associations throughout Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean are vital part of his ability to get the exact shots and scenes needed for any project. In 2002 Jordan Klein was honored with an Academy Award for Technical Achievement for his pioneering efforts in the development and application of underwater camera housings for motion pictures, most notably the creation of a camera-stabilizing device called the "Makeohead." Within 18 months of it inception, a working prototype had been created and within 2 years they had a fully functional Makeohead that is in use today throughout the film industry.  Picture with Bahamas Film Commissioner, Craig A. Woods and Jordan Klein, Sr.

 

Film Archives 2006

BIFF 2006 - Bahamas International Film Festival 2006

The Former Prime Minister , Perry Christie and The Former Minister of Tourism Obie Wichcombe along with Chris "Kazi" Rolle a Bahamian Rap Artist living in Brooklyn, New York who entered a Rockumentary in Bahamas International Film Festival

 

IFFL 2006 - International Fair for Film Locales Trade Show in Mumbai - (Bombay), India

Craig Woods and  group of Indian Film Directors, the person to the far left is Opender Chanana, secretary-general, Indian Film Directors' Association
Craig Woods and Uday Shankar Pani, screenwriter/producer, from Mumbai

 

Craig Woods and greeter at the IFFL, (International Fair for Film Locales) Trade Show in Mumbai, (Bombay)  India

 

"Legends Award 2006" Images - Ricou Browning was the recipient of the first annual award.

Craig Woods, Grace Hart-Caron and Austin Powers

 

Craig Woods and Ricou Browning

 

Bahamian Trained in Advanced Cinematography
Read the full
Press Release. 

Bahamian cinematographer Kevin Kemp is pioneering new trails in preparing for The Bahamas’ burgeoning film industry. 

 

Film Archives 2005
Blue 14"
Photos below with the lead actors on the set of "Blue 14 "being shot on location in Freeport and Los Angeles.

Bahamas Film Commissioner Craig Woods with director Michael D. Sellers, director of: Vlad, Quicksand, Silence, Legacy, Goodbye America, Rage and Ready and Donna Mackey, Manager of GBI (Gransd Bahama Island) Film Office.
Film Commissioner Craig Woods with the producer, Jacob Mosler and Donna Mackey, Manager of the GBI Film Office
One of the locations at Barbary Beach used in the film "Blue 14"
 

Bahamas Film Commissioner Craig Woods with Katherine Ross, of The Graduate, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Stepford Wives and Tell them Willie Boy is Here. And actor is Adrian Dunbar, who is from Ireland and has done most of his work in European Cinema; his most noted role was in "My Left foot", which won best actor Oscar for Daniel Day Lewis, in addition he has done work on "The Dawning", Sky Bandsits, and Shooters to name a few.

 

"Pirates of The Caribbean 2/3" 
Disney pirate ships under construction at Quality Services Shipyard in Freeport, Grand Bahama 6/2005

Film Archives 2003-2004
Into The Blue - View images After the Sunset - View image Three - View images
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Into The Blue - Behind the scenes
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Three -Behind the scenes
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After the Sunset - Behind the scenes
 

An Impressive History Of Productions Shot On Location In The Bahamas

FEATURE FILMS
Around The World Under The Sea
Blood Relations (SCX Entertainment)
Captiva (Captiva Films, Inc.)
Cocoon (20th Century Fox)
Cocoon II (20th Century Fox)
Day of the Dolphin (Icarus Productions)
Deadly (Spy Game Sells Productions)
Desperate Journey (Jordan Klein Prods)
Escape (World Trade Entertainment)
Flippers New Adventure (Tors/MGM)
For Your Eyes Only (Eon/UA Prods)
Hello Down There
Hotel Paradise (Kingslor Films)
Hunters of the Reef
Islands of Dreams (Kingslor Films)
Island of the Lost (Republic Pictures)
Jaws: The Revenge (Universal Pictures)
Joker's Wild
Key Tortuga (Paramount Pictures)
Lady in Cement (20th Century Fox)
Líenfant Díeau (Les Productions Video)
Moonraker (Eon/UA Pictures)
My Father The Hero (Buena Vista)
Never Say Never Again (Warner)
River of Stone (Gecko Films)
Salty (KO Films)
Shoot to Kill (United Artists)
Silence of the Lambs (Orion)
The Boy in the Golden Kimono (Fulvia)
The Daring Game
The Island (Zanuck & Brown)
The Spy Who Loved Me (Eon/UA)
Thunderball (Eon/UA)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Disney)



TV COMMERCIALS
Air Canada (Canada)
American Express (U.S.)
AT & T (U.S.)
American Family Cruises (U.S.)
Bacardi Rum (U.S.)
Bayer Asprin (U.S.)
Belgium Lottery (Belgium)
Beyond Paradise/Estee Lauder
Birds Eye Ice Cream (U.S.)
Borteem Bleach (U.S.)
Budweiser Beer (U.S.)
Burdine's Dept. Store (U.S.)
Cadbury Chocolates (U.S.)
Canadian Airlines (Canada)
Canadian Holidays (Canada)
Caruba Rum (New Zealand)
Club Med (U.S.)
Consumer Credit Counsel (U.S.)
Delta Airlines (U.S.)
Diet Dr. Pepper (FL-U.S.)
Discover Credit Card (U.S.)
Dual Washing Liquid (Italy)
EEFI Food Products (Belgium)
Fanta Soft Drink (U.S.)
Fuji Film (Japan)
Fujisu Software (Japan)
GOA Soda
Heineken Beer
Holiday Inns (U.S.)
Holland American Cruise Lines
Honda Cars (U.S.)
JB Scotch (Europe)
Japanese Curry (Japan)
Kaila & Souchard Chocolat (FR)
Kawasaki Jet Skis (L.A.-US)
Kikkoman Soy Sauce (U.S.)
Kentucky Fried Chicken (U.S.)
Malibu Soft Drinks (U.S.)
McDonald's (Hong Kong)
Menicon Contact Lens (Japan)
Mild Seven Cigarettes (NY-US)
Mitsuya Cider (Japan)
Moblink Cellular (U.S.)
National Lottery Ireland
Norwegian Cruise Line (U.S.)
Orbit Chewing Gum (Sweden)
Resorts International
Revlon Ultima (U.S.)
Rothman's Cigarettes (U.S.)
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Saatchi-Nat (Turkish Newspaper)
Saiwa Planters Peanuts (Italy)
Segafredo Coffee (Italy)
Sharp Inc. (Japan)
Shisheido Cosmetics (Japan)
Sony (U.S.)
Spanish Perfume
Sun Classic Wine Cooler
Texas Gas
Trust House Forte Properties
US Air
Vermont American Electric Saw
Visa Credit Card
Vittal Fruit-up (France)
Vive-la-vie Butter (France)
Weekend to Wipe Out Cancer
Wilkinson Aquaglide (U.S.)
Wrigley's Sugar-free Gum (Canada)
Yoplait Yogurt (France)
TV SERIES & SPECIALS
A Wonderful Day (RTL Television)
America's Most Wanted (NBC)
American Sportsman (Cury Gowdy)
Aquanauts (CBS)
AT & T (Portelly Films)
Bionic Woman (Paramount)
Bob Hope Easter Special (Bob Hope)
Breath of Life (Breath of Life Prods)
Centre Spotlight Sports
Christopher Columbus (WGBH Boston)
Comedy Cruise (HBO Special)
Country Sportsman (Nashville Network)
Danny & The Mermaid (Pilot)
Earth Journal
Entertainment Tonight (Pentacom)
Eye on LA (ABC TV)
Eye on Hollywood (ABC TV)
Fishing Fever (McLand Prods)
Flipper TV Series (Ivan Tors)
Flipper TV Series (Flipper Films)
For the Love of Dolphins (City TV)
Good Morning America (ABC TV)
HBO Comedy Hour (Comedy Cruises)
History of Piracy in the Americas
Hollywood Squares (Rosner/Orion)
Jimmy Buffett Show (VTA Prods)
The Last Frontier (Mako Films)
Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous (Leach)
A Little Piece of Sunshine (Forsyth)
Look Up (Syndicated 1959-61)
Love Boat Reunion (Aaron Spelling)
Man Against The Sea
Marva Zips TV (Japanese TV)
Miss Florida Beauty Contest
Miss Hawaiian Tropics Pageant
Mission of the Shark (CBS Special)
Nakurado The World (Japan)
Nature Watch (British TV Network)
Perry Como Special (Roncom Prods)
PM Magazine (Regional Prods)
Primius (Ivan Tors Prods)
Real People (George Schlater Prods)
Regis Philbin Lifestyle (3 shows)
Roy Clarke Show
Salty the Sea Lion (Universal Studios)
Scales of Justice (CBS)
Sea Hunt TV Series (MGM)
Six Million Dollar Man (UA)
Spanner's Key (Pilot)
Survivors II (BBC TV)
The Chronicle (WCVB Boston)
The Last Frontier (Mako Films)
Tradewinds (NBC)
Wee Gold (ABC)
Wonders of the World (German TV)
 

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