Nevis joins the movie business


UK Comedy ‘One Year Off’ To Shoot In Nevis as part of a partnership with the Nevis Island Administration.

UK media production company MSR Media is planning to shoot the comedy feature One Year Off on the island of Nevis.

One Year Off will be directed by Brad Watson (Miss Willoughby And The Haunted Bookshop) and is being produced by MSR principal Philippe Martinez (Father Christmas Is Back) and Stewart Thomson (BBC’s The Break) from a script by Kate Wood (Miss Willoughby And The Haunted Bookshop).

One Year Off is a comedy and tells the story of a woman who discovers that “Paradise” has it’s own challenges while rekindling and old flame on the island.

Local casting for the movie has commenced and most of leading cast members are currently undergoing quarantine.

One Year Off is the first film announced under a two-picture production deal that MSR Media has negotiated with the Nevis Island Administration (NIA). Under the deal, the Nevis government is offering access to multiple locations across the island and hotel support for visiting cast members. In turn, MSR Media has announced the creation of an education program to train local people in a variety of on-set roles in an effort to boost the island’s production infrastructure. A plan to create an acting academy on the island is also underway.

MSR Media press release

Nevis is uniquely placed to develop a world class film industry. My government is agile, responsive and aggressively seeking to partner with filmmakers to develop this industry on Nevis. The island is warm and welcoming with stunning mountains and beaches and a people who epitomize hospitality. The Caribbean is one of the most beautiful places in the world and Nevis is one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean. In a world now beset with the COVID-19 pandemic, Nevis continues to be one of the safest places in the world with very few cases, no community spread and to date no COVID related deaths. We certainly look forward to the development of a robust film industry and welcome film producers to consider our island for their next film venture.

Hon, Mark Brantley, Nevis Premier

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