Calling all Jurassic fans! This post is dedicated to you! Jurassic World Dominion, the third and final film in the ‘world’ trilogy, was filmed on a much greater scale than any of its predecessors. Having filmed in a number of locations globally, including; the United Kingdom, British Colombia, and Malta this film caused some production issues and used up a phenomenal size budget of $165 million.
Global Production Problems 🌍🦖
Like all things over the past 2 years, Jurassic World Dominion was filmed during the coronavirus pandemic and was subsequently put on hold multiple times. The film crew and the cast at one point during filming rented out an entire hotel in England, with everyone involved staying here in their own separate bubble. After finishing up filming in locations in the United Kingdom, the movie faced further production problems when jumping to and from its next scheduled filming locations. Different quarantine rules in these other locations meant that there were further delays and complications.
Filming In England - Pinewood Studios & Hawley Common 🏴
The vast majority of this trilogy’s finale was filmed in the celebrated Pinewood Studios in England. The film stars and crew took over the stage that once was home to the stars of the 007, Mamma Mia!, and Pirates of The Caribbean stars. Pinewood played a pivotal role in the conduction of the film, with over 129 sets made and used here for the film.
As seen in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, scenes took place in Lockwood Estate and a manor house in Hawley Common. The cast and crew returned to Hawley Common to film new scenes for the third and final film. Although it seems it was mostly used for shots of dinosaurs in the wild. The return to Hawley Common is a nice bit of continuity running through the franchise.
Filming In Malta - Valletta & Floriana 🇲🇹
The film and crew of this film also shot scenes in the capital of Malta, Valletta as well as in a town nearby the capital, Floriana. Some of Malta’s top landmarks in the film’s Motorcycle scene such as; St. Ursula Street and St. George’s Square, while a jumping scene featuring Claire was shot at St. Lawrence Church in Birgu. However, the scale of the scene shot in Malta was planned to be much greater. Implications caused by the Coronavirus pandemic meant that the scale of production here was stripped back with none of the stars visiting Malta at all.
If you fancy visiting Valletta, the country’s capital, then you are in for a treat! Valletta is a UNESCO world heritage site as it is one of the most concentrated historic places in the world. Meaning that when arriving here, you will be spoilt with history and culture to explore and enjoy.
Filming In Merritt & Cathedral Grove - British Colombia 🦕
Owen and Claire's homestead, and the nearby village, are actually found in Merritt, British Colombia. This location allowed locals to join in with the production of the film. The filming here began in February 2020 and swiftly ended in March 2020. The film features the exterior of the historic Coldwater Hotel located here in Merritt.
In February the cast and crew also shot some scenes in Cathedral Grove, British Colombia. Here drones shot scenes for aerial photography and videography over a 24-hour period.
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