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The Light Between Oceans (film)

The Light Between Oceans
Directed by Derek Cianfrance
Produced by David Heyman
Jeffrey Clifford
Screenplay by Derek Cianfrance
Based on The Light Between Oceans 
by M. L. Stedman
Starring Michael Fassbender
Alicia Vikander
Rachel Weisz
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography Adam Arkapaw
Edited by Jim Helton and Ron Patane
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Country United States
Language English

The Light Between Oceans is an upcoming American drama film written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and based on the novel of same name by M. L. Stedman. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz. The filming began in October 2014, in New Zealand. DreamWorks Pictures is producing the film, with Participant Media co-financing, and Touchstone Pictures will release the film at an unspecified date.


A lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and his wife Isabel living off the coast of Western Australia, adopt a baby girl who washes up in a lifeboat.



The novel The Light Between Oceans is currently being developed into a feature film. DreamWorks acquired the rights on November 27, 2012, with David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford producing.[1] Derek Cianfrance to direct,[2] with Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz starring.[3][4][5] The film will be distributed by DreamWorks through Disney's Touchstone Pictures label in the United States and Canada, with Mister Smith Entertainment handling select international distribution. Participant Media will co-produce the film.[6]


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The Light Between Oceans film location, George Street, Port Chalmers, New Zealand
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Modified shop Grey Street, Port Chalmers

Production was due to start in September 2014, with filming locations including in the Marlborough Region in New Zealand and Australia.[7][8] On September 12, 2014, it was reported that the film crews were spotted scouting locations for the filming in Dunedin and Otago Peninsula in New Zealand.[9] On October 22, the crew was spotted shooting at the former Dunedin Prison in Dunedin, three weeks shooting was taken place in the city.[10] In late October, filming was taken place on Stuart Street, where the crew was spotted filming in front of former King Edward Technical College's building.[11] In Dunedin, filming was taken place at different locations including Otago Peninsula, Port Chalmers and the former Dunedin prison.[12] The production then moved to Central Otago's village Saint Bathans, where they filmed for a week and the filming in New Zealand concluded in mid-November.[11][10]

On November 17, the production moved to Australian and filming began in Stanley town, Tasmania.[13] Where the crews transformed some locations in the town including pier, which was refurbished and road, which was covered in gravel.[14][15]


  1. ^ "DreamWorks Acquiring Debut Novel ‘The Light Between Oceans’". November 27, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Derek Cianfrance To Direct DreamWorks Adaptation ‘The Light Between Oceans’". September 3, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Michael Fassbender Cast In Derek Cianfrance’s ‘The Light Between Oceans’". May 14, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Alicia Vikander Landing Leads In ‘Light Between Oceans’ And ‘Danish Girl’". June 19, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rachel Weisz in Talks to Join Michael Fassbender in ‘Light Between Oceans’". July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Participant Joins DreamWorks On Spielberg Cold War Pic & ‘The Light Between Oceans’". 
  7. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (August 12, 2014). "DreamWorks Sets Fall Start For ‘Light Between Oceans’ With Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz". Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "X-Men star heads to Marlborough". 
  9. ^ Elder, Vaughan (September 12, 2014). "'Major' film coup for Otago". Retrieved September 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Elder, Vaughan (October 23, 2014). "Busy time for film support crew". Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Lights, camera, action". October 30, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ Loughrey, David (October 28, 2014). "'Incredibly valuable' - City, surrounds lure film-makers". Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  13. ^ Sargent, Aryelle (November 14, 2014). "Dreamworks film brings set to Stanley". Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  14. ^ Sargent, Aryelle (November 14, 2014). "Stanley transformed". Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  15. ^ Dadson, Manika (November 14, 2014). "Stanley abuzz as filming nears". Retrieved November 18, 2014. 

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