Das Boot – a German TV series produced by Sky and Bavaria Fiction choose Malta to film their fourth season.
This production is filming at the Malta Film Studios and in various locations in Kalkara, Marsa and Kordin.
Malta Film Commissioner Johann Grech remarked “the plan is working” and this shows the film industry in Malta is creating new jobs. Furthermore, he said “this is not enough. We need more film productions like ‘Das Boot’ to choose Malta as their home.” Grech also said “the government is investing in the film industry so that Malta can generate more economic growth, create more jobs, and more opportunities to those interested in this industry.”
The Film Commissioner concluded “our vision is clear – that of improving our positioning in this vast and highly competitive film and tv sector. Together we will create a world-class film industry in Malta.”
Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo mentioned that the return ‘Das Boot’ to the Maltese Islands indicates the success of the film industry in Malta and acknowledged the fact that this industry has a lot of potential which we must cultivate and invest in.
“The return of ‘Das Boot’ is showing the consistent progress which the film industry in Malta is experiencing. Our final goal remains that of improving the positioning of Malta by improving the infrastructure and the fiscal incentives to make the film industry in Malta as a critical contributor to the Maltese economy,” remarked Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo.
Fabian Wolfart, executive producer of ‘Das Boot’ remarked how Malta has become the natural home for ‘Das Boot’ and praised all the local crew working on this series from the beginning till today.
’Das Boot’ is the 11th production which is filming in Malta this year and it is expected that over €3 million will be spent in the local economy.