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    Filmmaker given boost by Thai scheme



    A FILMMAKER from Oxford will be the first director to benefit from a new incentive programme in Thailand.

    Vicky Jewson, who was born in Oxford, began shooting her action film, Close, in the East Asian country last month.

    The movie – which centres on elite female bodyguards who offer ‘close’ protection to the rich and famous – will benefit from a new scheme introduced by the Thailand Film Office.

    Launched in January, the new incentives offer a 15 to 20 per cent rebate for qualifying productions with a local spend of more than $1.4m

    Several locations were considered for the film, but Ms Jewson was persuaded to shoot in Thailand.

    Speaking to a film magazine, the director said: “I was aware of a number of productions that have shot in Thailand, but I truly wasn’t aware of the depth of film experience and the sophistication of the infrastructure.”

    Close will be produced produced by London and Oxford-based Jewson Film/Whitaker Media.

    The company was founded by Ms Jewson and Rupert Whitaker to produce films with female protagonists.

    Oxford filmmaker given boost by Thai scheme (From The Oxford Times)

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    Being chased by sloths DJ Pat's Avatar
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    For many expats, many budget saving ideas for films shot here are glaringly obvious

    Good for her. Best of luck!!

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