Hallmark movies shot in Fiji premier to millions
September 3, 2018 5:27 pm
The Hallmark Channel, a popular American global television network, recently aired two movies shot in Fiji, “A Summer to Remember” and “Pearl in Paradise”, as part of their Summer Nights movies series.
The two movies were shot in locations along the Coral Coast at the Shangri-La Fijian Resort & Spa, Warwick Fiji, Navua River, Natadola Beach and Sigatoka.
Combined, the two summer movies premiered with over 4.3 million viewers tuning in to watch.
As impressive as these viewership figures are for cable TV in the USA, they do not include those that will watch the re-runs of the movies, those that watched the films online or via other media mediums.
Filmed in May and June 2018, both productions used over 500 local crew including several local actors.
Film Fiji CEO, Dallas Foon says “Film Fiji is extremely happy to have hosted two Hallmark movies here this year. Hallmark embodies traditional family values, something that we in Fiji can appreciate and relate to. Fiji was engrained into the story and was on show for a worldwide audience.”
Foon added, that the huge Hallmark fan base and social media activity for the two movies very much put Fiji in the spotlight as one of the most desired places to visit for the fans.
About “A Summer to Remember”
Jessica Tucker (Catherine Bell), a widow and successful doctor, is trying to juggle work and family when she learns she’s up for the top job at the hospital. For a well-deserved vacation, Jessica books a stay at a resort in Fiji so she and her daughter can disconnect and bond. During her stay, Jessica strikes up a friendship with Will (Cameron Mathison), the charming owner of the resort. As Jessica and Will spend more time together, she begins to relax and starts to wonder if this island paradise can give her the life – and love – she’s always hoped for.
About “Pearl in Paradise”
The story follows Alex (Jill Wagner), a rising travel photographer angling for a creative director promotion at a travel magazine, who teams up with a Romancing the Stone-type novelist, Colin (Kristoffer Polaha), on a quest to chase down a rare blue pearl in Fiji for a 30th anniversary cover story that will cement her new job. They adventure through the jungle together hoping to find the pearl, and maybe finding something else more valuable in the process.