Weren't those cars parked in front of Brian's mansion amazing? They included a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Bentley GT Convertible, and a Ford GT40. We rented them from a private owner. Matt wanted to take one for a spin, but unfortunately we're not allowed to drive picture cars.
Filming the scene where Jennifer slips under water while crossing a stream was fun. We did it in about three takes because we had to shoot from different angles. But it was so hot that Taylor didn't mind the water at all.
Actor Wil Traval, who plays Neil Gannon, had a guest role on the popular Australian TV show McLeod's Daughters in 2004, two years before Matt Passmore landed a starring role on the show.
The panther that chases Jim and Jennifer up a tree is named Justice. She is one year old and was raised by her trainers since she was a kitten. Overall the crew did well with the panther on set, although one person was scared stiff whenever he had to be around her. When we finished filming the scene, there was dust in his wake!
There scenes on Islandia were shot on Sandspur Island, which is known to locals as "Beer Can Island" because it's a popular party spot for local who have boats . We also shot in Oleta River Park, one of our favorite, go-to filming locations.
Erin Chambers, who plays Meghan Connor, has had a long resume of TV work, including roles on General Hospital, Medium, and Days of Our Lives.
Production notes courtesy of Marc Weinstein.