January 22, 2017 10:41 am

56 movies shot in Fiji in 2016

Eight productions estimated at $135 million were part of the record number hosted in Fiji last year.

According to Film Fiji CEO, Mr Dallas Foon, the productions brought an estimated $43 million directly into Fiji’s economy, generating $120.4 million in new economic activity.

FOON: “The interest in filming in Fiji has significantly grown over the past few years, and we continue to receive enquiries on a daily basis from filmmakers in the USA, India, Asia and as far as Europe.”

Major productions came from American studios CBS (Survivor), Viacom/MTV (Stranded with a Million Bucks) and Fox/Lionsgate (Kicking and Screaming).

The Indian production “Jaani” was also produced in Fiji, featuring Gippy Grewal and Miss India 2013, Navneet Kaur Dhillion.

According to Mr Foon, scouting for more productions were in progress and it was looking forward to bringing even greater levels of economic activity into Fiji in 2017.