47 Meters Down to be the first film shot at Pinewood Dominican Republic state-of-the-art Horizon Water Tank
Lantica Media announced today [17 July 2015] that the film 47 Meters Down will begin principal photography this summer in the Dominican Republic at Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios.
The underwater thriller, produced by Mark Lane and James Harris for The Tea Shop & Film Company, will utilize the 60,500 square foot horizon water tank. 47 Meters Down is the first feature film to utilize this impressive new facility. The announcement was made by Lantica Media’s CEO, Antonio Gennari.
47 Meters Down is written and directed by Johannes Roberts and will star Claire Holt (The Originals) and Mandy Moore (Tangled). James Harris and Mark Lane of the London-based The Tea Shop & Film Company are producing and Dimension Films is set to distribute. The film is co-financed by The Fyzz Facility and Lantica Media.
“We are extremely pleased that James and Mark have chosen Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios as the location for their latest production,” commented Gennari. “They’ll have access to the most sophisticated water production capabilities currently available. We look forward to helping them make the most of their experience.”
In 47 Meters Down, Kate and Lisa are gorgeous, fun loving sisters and on the holiday of a lifetime in Mexico. When the opportunity to go cage diving to view Great White sharks presents itself, thrill-seeking Kate jumps at the chance while Lisa takes some convincing. After some not-so-gentle persuading, Lisa finally agrees and the girls find themselves two hours off the coast of Huatulco about to come face to face with nature’s fiercest predator.
What should have been the trip to end all trips soon becomes a living nightmare when the shark cage breaks free from their boat and sinks. They quickly find themselves trapped at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left in their tanks, they must somehow get back to the boat above them through 47 meters of shark infested waters.
About Lantica Media
Lantica Media (www.lantica.media) is an innovative media company that invests across several segments of the entertainment industry. Its subsidiaries offer world-class studio facilities and production services as well as production and financing of films and television shows.
The company's operating units currently include Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios and Lantica Pictures. Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios is a state-of-the-art film and TV studio established with Pinewood Group plc. Lantica Pictures develops, finances and produces original content for English and Spanish language audiences.
Lantica Media is a company within the TBR portfolio of assets managed by VICINI.
About Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios
Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios is a purpose built, state of the art film and television production facility in the heart of the Caribbean.
The Studios comprises eight acres of water effects facilities including a 60,500 sq. ft. water tank with natural ocean horizons, blue screen capabilities and a fully equipped diving and marine department, plus an additional 50,000 sq. ft. of sound stage space, 50,000 sq. ft. of associated production support facilities and 40,000 sq. ft. of tenant space across a 35 acre site with access to a wide variety of stunning tropical filming locations.
Pinewood Dominican Republic Productions Services is capable of handling the entire physical production of a shoot, including specialised services such as travel and shipping to maximise the value of the tax credit for International productions.