Love, life and murder for Almeria-set series ‘Mar de Plastico’

by Pere Papasseit

LOCATION: La Mojonera greenhouses

SHOOTING has finished for the time being on Antena 3’s new thriller ‘Mar de Plastico.’
The plastic sea that the title refers to is, of course, the landscape of polytunnels that are a part of the Almeria landscape.
The plot centres on the murdered daughter of the local mayor and involves African seasonal workers, Russians and gypsies as well as the Spanish inhabitants of Campoamargo. Their stories are woven into the police investigation and the series sets out to show that life can be good in a melting pot of cultures, said executive producer Jorge Redondo.
San Isidro (Nijar), La Mojonera and Cortijo Blanco (Vicar) all provide the settings for the series that is set in the fictitious town of Campoamargo.
The crew and cast started work early each day to avoid soaring temperatures inside the polytunnels, Redondo said. In contrast the murder sequences were filmed at night and did not start at 11pm he explained, while two weeks of interior scenes were previously shot in Madrid.
Location shooting finished last Tuesday but recommences in September and will continue until October 19.

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