NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 04, 2021) – – International entertainment business publication Variety Magazine has recognized the island of Nevis as one of the alternative Caribbean locations being sought out by film production companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a June 02, 2021 article entitled “Life’s a beach for producers,” Variety touts Nevis as a “lifesaver” for US/UK-based film company MSR Media, now shooting its third movie on the island for 2021.
Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister responsible for Industry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), welcomed the positive exposure for the island and its burgeoning film industry.
“It is phenomenal that Nevis is being mentioned in a publication such as Variety in the same breath as established film destinations such as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. This speaks eloquently to the ongoing efforts at developing a film industry on Nevis. I again thank MSR Media and Philippe Martinez for this partnership,” he said.
MSR Media’s veteran filmmaker Mr. Philippe Martinez and his crew started filming movies on Nevis in February 2021, completing the comedy “One Year Off” and the thriller “Assailant” under a two-picture production deal with the NIA.
MSR Media recently signed a three-year multi-film deal with the Nevis government and earlier this week began filming its third island installment, the romantic comedy “Two Weeks in Paradise.”
Mr. Martinez has credited the excellent partnership forged with Premier Brantley and his team, the COVID-safe environment, and the warmth and hospitality of the Nevisian people for the company’s decision to set up shop on the island.