Making of Game of Thrones: Belfast (sort-of) Wrap

By Charlie Harwood on Dec 21, 2012 to Game of Thrones

making_of_game_of_thrones_stag_skullThe latest installment of Making of Game of Thrones was posted today. Although this seems like an old article because all the events have already occurred, it’s still nice to hear Cat’s insight into what goes on behind-the-scenes. This time, she talks about production wrapping in Belfast, the subsequent wrap party, filming in Morocco, as well as the start of production in Iceland. What was interesting to me was that she mentions a scene with stuntmen, ropes, and heights. Sounds intriguing. The only thing I can think of is a certain scene involving The Wall. I don’t want to spoil anything, but book-readers should know what I’m talking about.

Again, these events have already occured. However, it’s still a good recap for those who don’t follow production news as intently as others.

Officially, Belfast has wrapped. Wolf crew remains in Morocco filming scenes set in King’s Landing as well as some others following Dany on her mission to take back Westeros (all the while still finding time to send us pictures of the ridiculous sunshine and crystal clear water). But in Belfast, people are packing up and heading home.

The end of the Belfast shoot was on a Saturday, after a week of working on one of the hardest scenes that has been shot – in any series so far, I would say. This event marks a massive shift in direction for our battling families.

The wrap party took place in the Titanic Museum, just down the road from the studios, where the cast & crew danced and drank at the foot of the famous ship’s stairs, took pictures in an old photo booth and said goodbye to another year.

It is a strange sort of wrap though, because we aren’t really finished. In the next week, a crew of stunt men will arrive in Belfast and start work on something big. I can’t tell you much, other than there are ropes involved and those afraid of heights perhaps should look away. Then, not long after, a small crew will board a plane and head to Iceland, to the north shore, where we will go North of the Wall once more.

Iceland will be a shorter shoot this year, a little over two weeks if you include all the prep days, but a much longer journey. It will take 8 hours to drive to the first location from Reykjavik. Here’s hoping there are no (more) blizzards this year. The art department has already been snowed in once.

Source: [Making of Game of Thrones]

  • Jef Dinsmore

    Those of us who have read the books certainly know the plot before those just wating for the series to air. But, having said that, it is still interesting to see which passages in the books get fleshed out in the series and may be suprising to learn which elements get a smaller treatment. Knowing what is ahead I to must reaffirm that Season Three will rock!

    • Jef, you’ve read these books? Had no idea. Nice work buddy! I’m through all 5, Dunk and Egg and the sample chapters from book 6. Now I just troll forums looking for tin foil hat theories. We should start posting some around here!










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