Johann Grech, Malta Film Commissioner
Currently, Malta is hosting "Foundation", one of the largest productions being shot in Europe. This production is one of the first Apple TV+ series and is expected to be significantly promoted in different markets. This production has been undergoing preparations and producing in Malta for the past four months.￼
Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection, Clayton Bartolo made reference to the past year in the film industry, and stated “It is positive to note that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Malta managed to attract several productions. In fact, Malta attracted 11 productions during 2020, with a total spend of around €32 million”.
Malta Film Commissioner, Johann Grech said that the Malta Film Commission is proud to have "Foundation" home. This production has spent more than €10 million whilst being produced in Malta, employing more than 400 film crew and 800 extras.
Grech also mentioned that it is positive to note that this production chose Malta as one of their filming locations despite the circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic. He explained that whilst the film industry was globally impacted, the Malta Film Commission kept on working to attract more international productions to the Maltese Islands. “This could only happen, with clear and robust COVID protocols, to facilitate productions. Malta is truly showing its potential, its resilience, its capabilities. Together – we managed to deliver our promise to host ‘Foundation’ with excellent crew, excellent service and great locations. We are so proud of our local talent.” Grech said.