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€1 million Maltese full-feature film in production

Head is directed by Winston Azzopardi

A €1 million Maltese film is currently being shot at the Malta Film Studios.

Head features an almost exclusively Maltese cast, with only two of its crew members being foreign.

Mr Azzopardi's short of the same name made a splash.Mr Azzopardi's short of the same name made a splash.

The full-feature 90-minute film is being directed by Winston Azzopardi and has been awarded €120,000 under the Malta Film Fund 2017. It will also benefit from 32 per cent incentives on its audiovisual costs.

Head follows a 24-minute short film by the same name which won Mr Azzopardi awards at film festivals in Rome and San Francisco last year.

That film starred Mr Azzopardi's son, Joe, as a sailor locked inside the toilet of a boat steaming along the busy Sicily straits to Malta.

With that short film having made waves, the project is now being shot as full-feature film, with scenes shot at the Grand Harbour, Malta Film Studios and Dwejra. 

Head will be ready for distribution in June 2018.

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