Malta is the most unique place I have ever shot in
David Zelon - Producer
Paul Apostle of Christ - 2018
John Krasinski, lead actor on director Michael Bay’s ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldier of Benghazi’ which was shot on location in Malta.
John Krasinski - Actor
13 Hours: The Secret Soldier of Benghazi - 2016
There is a very supportive film commission and a strong base of film history. You have a great infrastructure of Maltese craftsmen
Natalie Chaidez - Executive Producer
Queen of the South - 2018
Malta obviously suited our needs in so many ways, because they have this extraordinary tank, and the word ‘tank’ doesn’t really tell a story as to what it is. It’s a big infinity pool with the sea at the end of it. If you’re shooting on boats, I don’t think you could be in a better environment really.
Colin Firth - Actor
We used a lot of locally based people. We had great crews who were both experienced and enthusiastic
Kathleen Kennedy - Producer
Munich - 2005
2000 years back in time…in the space of 30 minutes 2000 years back in time…in the space of 30 minutes 000 years back in time…in the space of 30 minutes
Ted Kurdlya - Producer
Malta has the finest photographing light of practically anywhere in the world…it’s so sharp and haze free it almost gives the picture a third-dimensional effect.
Otto Heller - Cinematographer
Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? - 1969
I was pretty sceptical that we were going to find anything even approaching the look we need, until we saw Malta
Kevin Reynolds - Director
You just can’t find places like this in the UK. It’s difficult to act plausibly in front to a green screen. Malta delivers all these amazing locations that only add to the atmosphere of the film.
Jonas Armstrong - Actor
The Whale - 2013
The Mediterranean is as blue as an angel’s eyes, warm, and so clear that you can watch a veiled tropical fish weaving round a thousand feet below the surface.
Jeffery Hunter - Actor]
The Maltese are trustworthy. Malta is inexpensive and the labour is good. Not only that, the locals are just plain fun. It’s been a case of home away from home here.
Guy Ritchie - Director
Swept Away - 2001
Malta has this kind of Mediterranean hodgepodge of culture. Where we could find areas that look like southern European locations in one spot and areas that look like Israel or Beirut in another.
Rick Carter - Production Designer
Malta provided the best possible location for a film like Agora. The period backdrops, the climate, the quality English speaking crews and the wonderful possibilities of the casting and extras together with Malta being part of the EU, have made our lives easier.
Fernando Bovaira - Producer
Agora - 2009
What we got out of Malta was terrific. It’s very much a studio situation and it’s the best water facility I know of.
Ridley Scott - Director
It all seemed impossible – that is under our director, Kevin Reynolds had spent less than one day in Malta. Kevin had planned to visit half dozen different countries in search of these quite difficult and quite specific locations. Happily, for all of us, Malta was his first and last stop.
Chris Brigham - Director
The Count of Monte Cristo - 2002
Malta has built a reputation as the Mediterranean’s mini-Hollywood.
Daniel Rosenthal - Journalist
Fort Ricasoli offered us the space, and it was enclosed by these ancient-looking stone walls with arches and some building we eventually did interiors in. We created a kind of Roman backlot.
Arthur Max - Production Designer
Gladiator - 2000
Malta is actually a film set. You can shoot wherever you go, wherever you look.
Mie Andreasen - Producer
The smartest thing I ever did was to go to Malta.
Renny Harlin - Director
Cutthroat Island - 1995
You could shoot a film of any period here.
Charlton Heston -
We shot in Malta because there were some locations that allow us to have the environments already ready without having to rebuild and Malta have a fantastic Film Commission.
Andrea Lervolino - Producer
Andron - 2015