While many movies and TV series are just starting to get back to work, Amazon’s Carnival Row starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Cara Delevingne has just wrapped shooting in the Czech republic. News dropped this morning in a new report from Deadline.
Production on season 2 began in the Czech Republic last November, but was shut down with two weeks of shooting left to go due to the pandemic. Now things are not only up and running, but they are wrapped. As a bonus for locals, the shoot appears to be the most profitable in history for productions in the country.
Here’s what Helena Bezděk Fraňková, director of the Czech Film Fund had to say:
“Carnival Row represents the most amount that foreign filmmakers have ever spent in the Czech Republic and has earned a significant incentive for both seasons filmed. Bear in mind that this is a direct financial injection into the Czech economy, of which more than 60% goes to non-film SMEs in not only the fields of construction, real estate, hospitality and catering, tourism and transport, but also healthcare, energy, fashion and cosmetics, financial and legal services, and the like. These businesses are often also regional suppliers, not just based in Prague.”
The head of the Czech Film Commission, Pavlína Žipková added:
“Around 900 people worked on the production, of which only about 10% were foreign crew members. Of this number, 400 were craftspeople employed in the construction of the complicated sets that went up at Barrandov Studios. The first and second seasons spent a total of three years at Czech locations, and pre-production began as far back as 2017.”
According to the film commission, the two series combined make Carnival Row “the longest and most demanding project shot in the Czech Republic so far.”