My good friend and sailing buddy works in the movie
industry and is scouting for a big boat to shoot on in September.
Maybe someone has a lead for him?
See text below for more info:
I have been tasked with locating a 125' to 200' military/expedition conversion vessel or similarly styled ship for a movie
. Traditional yacht options would be great as well. The film, Testament is slated to shoot in September.
What we are looking for:
1. Military or Expedition Vessel that has been converted into a yacht (pre conversion options as well)
2. Super yacht
In Testament, the steel
warship turned luxury yacht belongs to a Billionaire that made his fortunes in arms and weapons dealings.
Originally we were planning on shooting on a 153' minesweeper converted to a yacht, the Mojo, which is located in Spain
but now we are concentrating our efforts finding a yacht in Florida
or the Gulf Coast
. Below is a link to the Mojo that we are basing our creative search on.
From minesweeper to superyacht, the story of Mojo - Refit - SuperyachtTimes.com
We are looking for a yacht that we can shoot mostly on the deck
room over 5-8 days (Starting Sept 8th). The shoot is primarily of the exterior, exterior decks, galley
,and the engine
room but may include a few additional interior
shots of hallways, saloons, etc as well depending on the boats finish. We would not need to have the boat moving as we would shoot it at the dock
rates of $15k-$25k a day are definitely out of our price
range. Since we donít need the full crew and all the amenities of the charter
, we hope to negotiate a fair rental price
with you and the owner. The budget
the vessel is in the $5k a day range. Locating a private owner versus a charter may be our best bet for finding something within our budget
In addition to paying a fair rental fee we can provide video content from the film and as well as put together a promotional video of the boat for the owner/brokerage to help with the sale
. We can also include a credit in the movie for the owner and/or the broker.
Please contact me with any options that you may have as we are trying to lock in a boat in the next 5 days. We are open to any creative options that are available to rent as long as they are in Florida
or on the Gulf Coast
I can also email
a .pdf that includes more information about the movie. It includes a synopsis, budget, schedule, bio on the director/producers and more.
Thank you for your time,