Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Extreme Homes Film Shoot in Fez

The Fez Medina is about to get some major exposure on television with an audience numbering in the millions. The featuring of two Fez Medina houses on the show Extreme Homes and the footage of Fez taken in glorious weather will hopefully provide a big boost to tourism

The beautiful Riad n°9

The word "extreme" means different things to different people, and what may seem extreme to one person is simply "home" to another. The TV series "Extreme Homes" takes an up-close look at some of the world's most spectacular houses ever built — including a modern Italian castle, a seaside house made of refrigerator panels, a floating home that was a ferry boat and a spherical house that revolves with the sun. Now the film crew have been in Fez finding out what makes the Dars and Riads of the Medina so unique.

The crew spent a day with Stephen di Renza and Bruno Ussel at the stunning Riad n°9 and then a day with The View from Fez team at the more modest Riad Zany. Here is a quick look at the crew in action.

Cameraman Piers (left) with Joseph Hassel the Producer/Director
Sue (Aisha) Bail from Riad Rcif drops in to bring cakes and chat with the director
Musicologist and oud player Philip Murphy 
French camerawoman Claire taking detail shots 
Claire in the kitchen with Rachida making mint tea
Joe and Piers discussing continuity


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