Dutch director Jacqueline Van Vugt started filming her debut feature Crossing in Pula on 5 May 2021. The film, coproduced by Revolver Films (the Netherlands), A Private View (Belgium) and Nukleus film (Croatia), is set in the Mediterranean Sea, but the filming will be done in Croatia. Tax rebates are provided through the Filming in Croatia programme.
The crew will spend 11 days filming in the Croatian cities of Pula, Rijeka, Zadar and Zagreb, in addition to 19 days spent on ferries provided by the local transport company Jadrolinija. According to Siniša Juričić from Nukleus film, who is the executive producer, local professionals make 85 percent of the film crew.
The film follows three intervening narratives on a ferry crossing from Morocco to Spain. Troubled by the fear of loss, doubt and indecision, everyone makes their own crossing to “the other” in the hope of salvation.
Moroccan actor Soumaya Akaaboune and French-Moroccan actor Karim Saidi, together with Dutch actors Hadewych Minis and Gijs Naber lead the international cast.
The Tourist was filmed on the island Pag, village Miškovići.
According to Siniša Juričić from Nukleus film, who is the executive producer, local professionals make 85 percent of the film crew.
Regarding foreign crews working in Croatia, the Croatian producer will coordinate the implementation of all measures necessary for cross-border entry and departure of all foreign members of film and TV crews, in line with the general guidelines of the Croatian Institute of Public Health on cross-border travel, self-isolation and quarantine.
Filmed on the island Pag in Zadar County, July 2019. Production: Pool Productions Germany + BAAM Production House Croatia.
We have been so happy by the way we've been treated in Croatia, by all people helping us in many places - adventure for us, said Dag Erik Pedersen, the host of Norwegian reality "Mesternes Mester".
Some of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations – the islands of Hvar, Pag and Brač, the towns of Split, Trogir and Vodice, and one of the most beautiful coves in the Adriatic near Jablanac – have been transformed into a new, post-apocalyptic world over the past few weeks with lightning flashes and a sense of fear for the uncertain future for the Hollywood film.