Tourism board supports first Algarve full-length comedy

By INÊS LOPES [email protected]

Algarve’s first full-length English-language comedy feature film, The Right Juice, has received the support of the Algarve Tourism Board.

The film, which is being directed by Denmark-born Kristjan Knigge and produced by long-standing British resident BJ Boulter, aims to encompass all the region has to offer, its locations, the sunlight and its people, and is being funded by individuals and businesses from the Algarve.

António Pina, President of the Algarve Tourism Board, told the Algarve Resident: “We believe in this project as it will be an excellent vehicle to promote the Algarve as a destination.”

Cameras are expected to start rolling in spring 2012, with the film plot being about disgraced young English banker Oliver Fellows who wants to start an orange plantation in the Algarve but sees his past catching up with him when he strikes oil instead of water on his land.

Director Kristjan Knigge grew up in the Algarve but now lives in Amsterdam, where he works in the film industry.

He told the Algarve Resident: “The Right Juice is the perfect opportunity to do what I love in the place that I love – filming in the Algarve.”

Other members of the film crew include screenplay writer David Butler-Cole, an Algarve resident known for having directed two major productions in the Algarve, Oh, What a Lovely War! and ‘Allo! ‘Allo!, and American co-producer Chris Parker, who lives with his family in The Netherlands.

The Right Juice, budgeted at €340,000, is also supported by Silves and Portimão Câmaras and the Algarve Film Commission.

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