Palma.—One of Hollywoods most indemand production designers, Briton Nathan Crowley, is about to start work designing the set for an advertisemnet for a leading global brand of rum which is being shot here in Majorca in association with the award-winning production company Palma Pictures.

Crowley entered American film as a junior set designer for the movies Hook and Bram Stoker's Dracula. He subsequently designed sets for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and movies including Maverick, Braveheart, Assassins, and many others.

But Nathan Crowley, who studied Fine Arts in London before moving to Brighton Polytechnic where he studied architecture, is probably best known for his frequent collaborations with director Christopher Nolan.

He served as production designer on Nolan's Batman trilogy, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
For Batman Begins he was a 2005 BAFTA and Art Directors Guild Award nominee.
He was also Oscar nominated for The Prestige and The Dark Knight.
The advert being shot here in Majorca is being directed by Todd Field from the US company Smuggler while Palma Pictures are facilitating the production which involves a replica of one of the Spanish galleons built in the 18th century which was the pride of the Spanish Navy.

La Pepa sailed into the Port of Palma yesterday and is going to be the location for filming part of the advertisment for at least three days before filming moves in to the centre of Palma.

La Pepa, is a replica of the most Universal Spanish Ships for more than three centuries, they formed the so-called INDIES FLEET which sailed from Seville to North America, Panama and Mexico, from where they linked with the Pacific Ocean.

La Pepa was built in the Punta Umbria ship yard in Huelva between 2008 and 2010, the ship is 49.40 metres in length and weighs 589 tons. La Pepa has already sailed more than 25.000 miles having received over 600.000 visitors.


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