• The Junk in the Movies

    In the movies

    The Junk as a movie boat

Lights. Camera. Action!

Movie shoots on board Thailand's most historic diving liveaboard.


Our latest, and also biggest job so far, was back in summer 2008. After the makers of 'Shanghai' (released September 2009) were denied to shoot in Shanghai because of the subject of the movie (Shanghai 1941, drug lords and Japanese occupation) they shot in London and Bangkok instead.

We stripped and repainted the Junk in Phuket and sailed to Bangkok. That took us almost two weeks because we had to go all the way around Singapore! In Bangkok the Art department build a set on top of our deck and covering the wheelhouse to make her look really old and original. That took them almost three weeks. We did one day with the main camera team and John Cusack on the Junk. And two weeks later two days of shooting with camera team two using stand inns and our own crew as extras. It was a great experience to see how much work goes into a couple of minutes of movie time. On the day of the main shoot there were at least 150 people working. Check the pictures!

John Cusack onboard the Junk
Movie Team Around The Junk
The Junk Crew Getting Involved In The Movie
The Junk In The Movies
Director talking with movie crew
The Junk Make Over As Movie Boat