Gozo Minister visits production of the BBC drama The Whale
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The Minister for Gozo, Anton Refalo yesterday visited the film site for the BBC One and Discovery drama ‘The Whale,’ which recently started production in Gozo.
During the visit Dr Refalo announced that Gozo will be appointing a regional film Commissioner to the Malta Film Commission.
He said that this Commissioner will among others be responsible for marketing the island of Gozo to the film industry.
Charles Furness stars as Nantucket seafarer Thomas Nickerson and Jonas Armstrong plays first mate Owen Chase in The Whale, based on a tale that inspired Herman Melville’s 1851 classic Moby Dick.
The story will unfold as it is told through the eyes of cabin boy Nickerson who, at 14, was the youngest member of the crew after his ship was sunk by a whale in 1820.
The executive producers are Eamon Hardy and Ruth Caleb, with Mike Dormer and John Chapman producing.