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Where was Netflix's Black Island filmed? Filming locations explored

Amber Peake August 19, 2021
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Netflix thriller Black Island was added to the popular streaming platform yesterday (Wednesday, 18 August). As audiences watch the film, some have wondered about the island’s location. We explore where Black Island was filmed.

What is Black Island about?

Black Island, also known as Schwarze Insel, premiered on Netflix yesterday (Wednesday, 18 August).

The film, which is set on an island in the North Sea, follows high-school student Jonas as his life is turned upside down following the arrival of a new teacher who ends up taking over one of his classes.

Jonas and the mysterious teacher are seen to grow closer after she encourages Jonas to continue his passion for writing. Their relationship later becomes more intimate, with Jonas innocent to the dark secrets of the seemingly peaceful island.

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Where was Black Island filmed?

The thriller, which was directed by Miguel Alexandre, was filmed on the island of Amrum on the north coast of Germany.

Amrum is one of four larger islands that are part the North Frisian Islands alongside Sylt, Föhr and Pellworm.

While shots of the island are seen throughout the film, most of the scenes were filmed within the Amrum municipality, Nebel.

According to House And Whips, filming for Black Island started around October 2020 and wrapped the following month.

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Black Island’s cast revealed

Following Black Island’s release on Netflix, some are curious to know more about the film’s cast.

The mysterious new teacher, Helena, is played by Alice Dwyer, an award-winning actress known for her roles in Ma Foil, Act Of Violence and What You Don’t See.

Dwyer appears alongside Philip Froissant, who takes on the role of high-school student Jonas. Black Island is Froissant’s film debut but he is set to appear in Netflix series The Empress next year.

The cast also includes Mercedes Müller, Hanns Zischler, Sammy Scheuritzel and Lisa Carline Hofer.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.