ALMERIA is going to feature as a location in an international political thriller.
Western Production SL has chosen the streets of the Pescaderia district of the provincial capital to film scenes for the series ‘Cellule de Crise’.
The drama focuses on a humanitarian organisation working in Africa, with storylines of political intrigue, hostage-taking and spying.
Mayor Ramon Fernandez-Pacheco said Almeria’s role as a location for the series will benefit the local economy and promote the city to a wide audience.
“Cinematographic activity has a very relevant economic impact for our city: it generates direct and indirect employment, promotes services businesses, boosts the hotel and hospitality sector and positions us in the world of cinema”, the Mayor commented.
“The union of tourism and cinema is a successful pairing when it comes to attracting tourists”, he added.
In the filming agreement signed by Fernandez-Pacheco and series producer Ernest Gual earlier this week it specifies that Almeria will appear in the credits and that items used for the filming will be given to add to the Museo de la Casa del Cine’s collection. In return, the EMAT Tourist Almeria Municipal Company will exonerate the production company from paying municipal taxes as an incentive.
The Mayor made it clear he is keen to further promote Almeria as a filming location.
He wants to see “our city and its surrounding area as locations for a greater number of films and series, for Almeria to be seen on cinema and television screens in half the world.
“In addition, we are working so that afterwards Almeria is the setting chosen by tourists, attracted by these films and television series.”