Thursday, 24 August 2017

From Winnetou to Game of Thrones: A Case for Filming in Croatia (video)

Here's a funny thing to think about: even if you've never been to Croatia, you've probably taken a short sightseeing tour at one point of your life just by sitting in front of a TV screen.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Shabbir Ahluwalia Celebrates Birthday With Wife In Croatia

The Indian TV actor and his ex-actress wife praise Croatia on Instagram.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Plitvice Lakes Serve as the Backdrop for New TV Series

Emerald City is a new American fantasy TV series developed for NBC.

Friday, 13 January 2017

2CELLOS Release New Single and Video "Game of Thrones"

"Game of Thrones" is the new single from the popular duo 2CELLOS and the first single from their upcoming album "Score."

Monday, 28 November 2016

Mega Popular 'Game of Thrones' Returns to Dubrovnik

The hugely popular TV series will return to the pearl of the Adriatic this winter.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Kenyan Couple Chooses Croatia As their Honeymoon Destination

Two days after their 780 person wedding celebration in Kenya, newlyweds MaryAnne and Will embarked on their honeymoon vacation exploring the depths that Croatia has to offer.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Mashable Names Dubrovnik as an Essential Trip for Game of Thrones Fans

While it’s no surprise that Dubrovnik wins over the hearts of Game of Thrones fans for their picturesque “King’s Landing” location, the popular global, digital media website Mashable picks their essential trips for the Game of Thrones fanatics of the world.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

A Blissfully Perfect Game of Thrones Tour Through Split

A few days ago I was asked to be a guest on the ever so unique Game of Thrones tour, presented by Split travel agency Vetus Itinera. This tour was specifically crafted to visit the Game of Thrones filming locations within the center of Split, as well as a few other special and noteworthy locations in the surrounding towns. A 6 hour tour on a Split summer day that was blowing an unlikely cool wind, I knew I was in for a treat.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

For The Best Game of Thrones Tour in Croatia, Look No Further!

It seems that 90% of the world’s population either watches or has at least seen an episode of Game of Thrones. Arguably the largest phenomenon of the decade, you’re either hearing about it, talking about it, or trying to live it. Which brings us to our next point: in Croatia, we are lucky enough to boast many of the filming locations in Game of Thrones, and we’re here to tell you about one of the best tours to live, breathe, and be as close as you can to the Game of Thrones lifestyle.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Game of Thrones Through the Eyes of an Extra

I’ll admit that before signing on as an extra for HBO’s Game of Thrones I had never actually seen the show despite it’s popularity. I heard rumors they would return to film the 4th season in Croatia only this time at the historic fortress nearby my house in Klis so it seemed silly not to answer the open casting call for extras. I figured it would be a fun and exciting experience and since the film set was minutes from my house I could walk to work for the first time in my life. At the time I had no idea that I would actually have to drive 20 minutes to a warehouse at the crack of dawn each morning in order to get into costume and my hair and make-up done. I would arrive 3 hours before being put back on a bus to make the drive up to Klis. After sometimes 10 hours on set, I took the bus back to the warehouse to return my costume and then drove myself home to Klis and straight to bed. So much for my short walk to work!  

 

 

After being chosen I actually refrained from watching the hit show as I figured it would make the process even more interesting if I knew nothing about the show and the characters. Of course I knew about Khaleesi and she was impossible to miss with her bright white wig, but I was pretty oblivious to the other actors I was working alongside.  After filming wrapped, winter was coming, which gave me plenty of time to catch up on the previous 3 seasons in order to be premiere ready in spring. While I recognized the scenes we filmed, they still flew by way too fast to find myself in the crowds and so much time had passed that it was impossible to remember where I might have been positioned. Fortunately, a friend of mine and big fan of the show managed to take a screenshot of a split second scene she was fairly certain she saw me in. We examined it together and although my arm was covering my face we were both 99.9% sure that that pointy elbow belonged to me. 

 

 

Not exactly the debut I imagined, but luckily my chance at 15 minutes of fame was not up as the series returned yet again to Croatia and Klis to film Season 5 and I was called back for my role as Khaleesi’s slave. Only this time I was prepared and made sure to strategically position myself so it’d be easier to spot myself amongst my fellow slaves. My preparation and positioning technique paid off when after episode 2 I received a message from a fellow slave saying that she thought she saw me, which was soon after confirmed by my brother and sister-in-law. They said they spotted me immediately and sent me the screenshots where indeed there I was begging and hissing away, but when I watched it later I barely recognized myself. If you blink you'll certainly still miss me and even with the still shot it's not blatantly obvious, but so far this is the best I can do for those asking me which episodes I’m in.

 

 

After my faint taste of fame and being recognized onscreen by family back home, I tuned into last nights 3rd episode hungry for more of me and also slightly worried I may be turning into a fame monster. Understandably I was not only disappointed, but terribly bored when the entire episode passed without any scenes of my beloved Khaleesi and my kingdom of Klis. However, any concerns of being a fame monster quickly faded away when I recognized another much more frightening certainty; I am now a Game of Thrones snob of the worst kind. If I’m not in the scenes, wasn’t there when they were filmed or didn’t see the actors that were in them they lack excitement and I lose interest in watching. Maybe this is what happens when you don’t get hooked on the show before getting hired on it and although I’m most likely ruined for the remainder of the season, I'm still starving to see what next week’s episode holds…Stay tuned!

 

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