Castaway - First year

A feature film starring Tom Hanks and Wilson, produced by DreamWorks. It was directed by Bob Zemeckis and produced by Joan Bradshaw. Rick Carter Production Designed. The production was filmed at Moscow, Memphis and Fiji. Kim was the Art Director (Fiji).

The production was based at the Sheraton Resorts, Denarau Island near Nadi, Fiji. The principal location was an uninhabited island in the Mamanuca Group called Monu Riki - about 30 nautical miles offshore. We also shot at Namotu Island, and Cloud Break reef. The logistics were challenging. While filming some of us lived on Blue Lagoon cruise ships.

At this point in the production we all went and did something else for a year, while Tom lost weight and grew his beard! And then it all started again!

all images from Apple QT trailer download site

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