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74 movies shot in Fiji in 2017

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Altogether 74 movies were shot in Fiji in 2017, up from 57 productions in 2016, according to authorities.

Film Fiji Chief Executive Officer Dallas Foon said they already approved and confirmed seven major productions for 2018 and were looking forward to another very busy year of film activity, Xinhua reports.

Foon said it was a stellar year for high-quality productions with a budgetary value of over US$300 million (US$150 million).

Fiji’s Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources, Faiyaz Koya said the industry had seen exponential growth in a short period of time and the success of 2017 was a testimony to the dedication and hard work of all stakeholders involved.

There were 13 major productions last year including the upcoming feature film “Adrift” starring Hollywood stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin.

The film was shot in the greater Suva area and parts of Rakiraki.

Another major feature film shot in Suva and the Western Division in Fiji was the highly anticipated, soon to be released Indian movie “Party,” which included Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan from the highest grossing Indian movie in history “Baahubali.”