A Better Look at the Episode VIII Set at Ceann Sibéal!
As we reported before, preparations for filming in Kerry, Ireland have already begun, with filming set to begin in May. The installment of the 1.5 km metal road on the slopes of Ceann Sibéal has finished, and construction of the actual set has begun. A few new photos from the construction site have surfaced giving us a better idea of what to expect from this location…
The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht already confirmed weeks ago that a film permit has been issued for Ceann Sibéal and that it “has approved a proposal for a limited amount of filming by a film production company on Ceann Sibéal on the Dingle Peninsula later this year”. Later Lucasfilm confirmed that this filming will be for Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Now, thanks to the site FerritersCove here are a few photos from the location to give you a better idea of the surrounding and the level of completion of the set, currently being build.
— FerritersCove.com (@Ferriters_Cove) March 24, 2016
Also a few days ago, the guys from JediNews reported several new details on the Episode VIII shoot at Ceann Sibeal:
Filming will take place at Sybil Head, a private piece of land which normally gives permission for walkers to use the route. The build here of a temporary road, is well underway with cranes at the summit of the Head building sets described by our man of the ground as “reminiscent of the iconic Skellig beehive huts”
Per government issued papers, the shoot at Sybil Head will last for five days, with a maximum of 200 cast and crew allowed on site. Helicopter filming has been permitted with a minumum height of 300 feet to be maintained.
Running concurrently with the Sybil Head shoot will be a shoot at Brow Head in West Cork. A similar twelve week total on site time has been allowed, and again five days of actual filming will take place. Temporary roads, and a similar set design is also being built on this private piece of land. You can take a closer look at Brow Head, in the below Google Street View map.
Here’s a better look at the photos: