“Classified” is a 95-minute feature film that has chosen Malta as its home for 100% of its production. This production will generate over €5.3 million into the economy and will employ over 109 crew, of which approximately 79% are locals. The film will shoot in Malta for 20 days, and will feature Tim Roth and Aaron Eckhart as main cast.
Malta Film Commissioner Johann Grech remarked how the Malta Film Commission’s plan is working. “This is the 5th international production filming in Malta over a span of 4 months. With more Maltese and Gozitans working in films, it means that our country can attract more productions.” His final remarks showed his determination to create more success for the film industry and for Malta at large.
"Having another foreign production filming in Malta is proving to be another encouraging step forward in our efforts to build a local world class filming industry. Our plan remains that of investing more to improve Malta's competitive edge in the filming world for the months and years to come," outlined Minister for Tourism Clayton Bartolo.
Executive Producer Gabriel Georgiev said, “It is my first film project in Malta and will definitely not be the last”. He added, “We are already in talks to bring another production to Malta next year. Malta’s proposition is a solid one and the versatile locations, the amazing crew base, together with the cash rebates offered by the Malta Film Commission make it an attractive offering for film productions coming to shoot in Malta.”
Last month, the Malta Film Commission announced that the hallmark’s mystery film "The Dancing Detective" was shooting in Malta, generating over €1.7 million into the economy.