Majority of the scenes that were filmed in London were part of the London 2012 Olympic marathon race where Joo Man Hoo (Kim Myung-min) and Min Yun Ki (Choi Tae-joon) participate as representatives of the Republic of Korea.
Shooting started on Thursday, June 9 and ended on Monday, June 13. The first and last filming site is Greenwich Park, one of the United Kingdom's top film and drama locations. Hollywood stars like Pierce Brosnan, Harrison Ford, Daniel Day-Lewis and Angelina Jolie have previously filmed in the Park. One of the films that recently filmed there is Gulliver's Travels (2010). Several events of the 2012 London Olympics will also be held there.
Days 1 and 5 at Greenwich Park
Day 2 of filming took place at the part of London away from the familiar tourist sites - the historic London Docklands with its cobblestone streets and old brick buildings. The docks were formerly part of the Port of London known at one time as the world's largest port. Since filming took place at residential and commercial areas on a busy Friday, road closures and parking restrictions were implemented. However, the film crew were considerate and the locals were cooperative which contributed to smooth filming.
Day 2 at London Docklands
The City of London, the major business and financial center of London hosted the "Pacemaker" cast and crew on Saturday and Sunday (June 11th to 12th). Filming took place in an area surrounded by tall and famous buildings and skyscrapers, which is also a popular filming site to several Hollywood and British films. Shooting went well on Saturday with sunny skies, however London's rainy and unpredictable weather caused the filming crew to pack-up early on Sunday.
Day 3 and 4 atthe City of London
The 40 people strong "Pacemaker" team from Korea worked together with the staff of VIM Films, the counterpart production company in London. About 50 locals participated in the filming as extras.
In addition to Kim Myung-min and Choi Tae-joon, actors Ahn Sung-ki, who plays the role of cold-hearted marathon director Park Sung Il, and Go Ara, who takes the role of the beautiful and arrogant pole vaulter, Yoo Ji Won also participated in the London shoot.
Kim Myung-min between takes
""Pacemaker"" is currently filming!
"Pacemaker" is an inspiring story about about a retired Olympic Pacemaker (Kim Myung-min) who pursues his dream of running a full marathon. The movie is expected to finish filming in July. Expected release date is September 2011.
Written by: michi
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