The science fiction thriller ‘The Black Demon,’ directed by Adrian Grunberg, is about an inspector for an oil firm named Paul Sturges who takes his family on a dream holiday to an offshore oil rig called El Diamante. The trip quickly turns into a nightmare, though, when they come under attack by a megalodon shark that is out to defend its domain and obliterate anyone that stands in its way.
They must now make their way back to shore alive before the megalodon shark’s fury falls upon them because the shark is constantly assaulting the rig and Paul’s family. The shark-themed movie, which stars Josh Lucas, Fernanda Urrejola, and Julio Cesar Cedillo, is primarily set on an oil rig in open ocean, which piques viewers’ interest in the actual locations where “The Black Demon” was shot. We can help if you’re in the similar situation!
The Black Demon Filming Locations
The Dominican Republic, particularly the province of San Pedro de Macor, served as the backdrop for “The Black Demon.” Principal photography for the suspenseful movie reportedly began in December 2021 and ended in early February 2022. Without further ado, let’s explore all the distinct locales that are included in the movie.
San Pedro de Macorís Province, Dominican Republic
San Pedro de Macors Province, which also happens to be the name of the capital city of the Dominican Republic, served as the location for nearly all of the crucial scenes in “The Black Demon.” The Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios South Lot at Autova del Este Km 64 in the quaint seaside settlement of Juan Dolio was specifically used by the production team. For the majority of the water shots, they most likely set up camp in the studio’s enormous water tank. The film studio is a premier location for filmmakers, especially for a movie that is primarily set in open waters. It has three cutting-edge sound stages, production support services, and an 8-acre water filming facility with infinite sea views.
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Josh Lucas, who plays Paul, answered questions from Moviefone during an early May 2023 interview on the difficulties of working in the ocean. “The Black Demon,” he said, “was very much the reverse in a manner since we shot outside in a tank in the Dominican Republic, almost on the ocean. They actually constructed an oil rig within the tank. When you are working in real water, there is an organic substance there. There is something really different about the ocean, where I also enjoy diving.
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The challenge with CGI, according to Josh, is that acting in these settings is much more difficult than it is in real-world settings. The filmmaking crew constructed an oil rig or a structure that resembled an oil rig, which genuinely exists in Baja, Mexico, where the narrative is set, in order to give the actors a sense of the ocean’s actuality. In the same interview, he went on to say further, “It was done in a way that wasn’t at all false. The shark is the sole false element. Consequently, it’s a much more enjoyable setting. Even the cool challenge of spending 8 to 10 hours a day underwater while filming the scuba/snorkeling scenes. It’s something I genuinely enjoy.
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