In terms of film production, the Riviera Nayarit is closing out a very productive year as the location of choice for the new Apple TV+ series, “The Mosquito Coast,” starring Justin Theroux.
The Redrum international production will arrive in this tourist destination with the majority of its cast in mid-December to restart the series shoot. You may recall production began back in March in Mexico City, but it had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The Mosquito Coast” will be the second streaming series to be filmed on location in the Riviera Nayarit, following “Defending Jacob,” filmed in September 2019, which caused quite a stir thanks to the presence of star and co-producer Chris Evans.
The shooting of film productions and television series, and, more recently, streaming series, is all part of the promotion of the Riviera Nayarit as a tourist destination of international stature.
In 2020 alone the region has served as location for 8 television programs (series, documentaries, etc.), three short films, two commercials, and one music video, as well as three catalog photography sessions.
The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Burea (CVB), the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), and the Government of the State of Nayarit all work together to offer services for producers and directors interested in locations for their productions.
“We’re certain ‘The Mosquito Coast’ will be phenomenal publicity for the Riviera Nayarit, consolidating its standing in the film industry thanks to its magnificent locations,” said Marc Murphy, managing director of the CVB.
“The Mosquito Coast” is a televised adaptation of the homonymous novel by Paul Theroux about a family living in Stockton, California, who must flee when the NSA tries to eliminate them. The father must protect his family when the US secret service tries to obtain the secret to the world-altering patents he has designed.
The cast includes Gabriel Bateman, Greg Bryan, Alejandro Cárdenas, Kimberly Elise, Logan Polish, and Justin Theroux, among others. Theroux is known for his roles in movies such as “Maniac,” “The Leftovers,” “American Psycho,” and “Zoolander,” to mention just a few.
Remember, the Riviera Nayarit is a safe destination. Hotels, restaurants, and tourist establishments are following all the health protocols established by the Federal Government’s Ministry of Health and operating at the allowed capacities. Access to the beaches is limited. Be a responsible tourist: wear your mask and keep your distance.
The arrival of celebrities to Mexico’s Pacific Treasure generates hundreds of thousands of media impressions for the destination, which reinforces the promotional efforts to position the destination on the world stage implemented by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).