By Humphrey Carter
PALMA

MAJORCA is going to be the location for part of the shoot of The Inbetweeners the movie over the coming months.
The Inbetweeners is a British sitcom which aired for three series from 2008 on E4 and now, with the series having apparently runs its course, Channel 4, through Channel 4 Films, has already begun shooting the film for the award-winning comedy which took Britain, and the United States, by storm.

Written by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, the show follows the life of suburban teenager Will, and three of his friends at the fictional Rudge Park Comprehensive.

The comedy has become a teen hit sensation and the internet is alive with blogs and chatter about how to become an extra on the film.
According to reports in the UK media, the currently-in-production big screen adventure has already secured itself a release date. Entertainment Film Distributors is said to be putting the film out in the UK, and it has reportedly earmarked Friday 19th August 2011 as the day that The Inbetweeners arrives in UK cinemas.

And, according to leaks of the script, the boys meet a group of four girls while on holiday to Malia, Crete and these are the scenes which it is understood are going to be shot here in Majorca over a period of four to five weeks.

Scenes are said to include fantasist Jay being terrorised by a nine-year-old local who pulls his swimming trunks down; Neil getting intimate with a dinner lady from his junior school as well as getting a dodgy tattoo.

The boys indulge in shambolic skinny-dipping and “suicide shots” of tequila, while Simon nearly drowns after a boat trip.
Palma Pictures, the Mediterranean Production Company, which helped produce the highly anticipated drama Mad Dogs for Sky1 last year, is providing the production services for the Majorca shoot and extras are being sought on the island.

Managing Director and Executive Producer Mike Day, confirmed to the Bulletin yesterday that the shoot is more or less all set to go ahead and that being involved in the making of the movie is another good result for Palma Pictures and Majorca which has recently set up a Film Commission to promote the island as an international audio visual centre for shooting films, television series and advertisements, something Palma Pictures have been doing for well over a decade with considerable global success and acknowledgment.

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