‘Major filming’ closes Titanic Belfast for a day

Titanic Quarter in Belfast
Titanic Quarter in Belfast

A “major film production” will take place at Titanic Belfast next Monday, shutting the tourist attraction down for the day.

Those who run the site have described the closure as exceptional, becoming only the fourth day throughout the year when the centre closes to visitors.

It has not been confirmed what the production is, with a spokesman for Titanic Belfast saying they cannot reveal the name “because this is a private client”.

It was reported last month that TV movie ‘Sepia’, commissioned by Microsoft’s Xbox Studios and based on a computer game, is to film here. It is being produced by Scott Free and Generator Entertainment, run by Mark Huffan and Aidan Elliott.

Commenting on Monday’s filming Mr Elliott said: “Titanic Belfast is an amazing location and building and it’s exciting that it will play a role in our project. The visitor attraction and its operations team and staff have been most accommodating, and are a credit to the city.”

The Titanic Belfast spokesman did confirm that it is being produced by Scott Free Productions. No-one from the company was available to comment, and a PA to the producer said she did not have any further information.

Titanic Belfast CEO, Tim Husbands MBE, said next Monday’s filming is a “unique opportunity to showcase the visitor attraction”.

Visitors are welcome to check out the rest of the Titanic Quarter’s attractions including SS Nomadic and Titanic’s Dry Dock that day, the spokesman added.

For more information visit www.titanicbelfast.com or call 028 90 766 399.