Isle Esme Resort Profiled

FoForks profiled what the Isle Esme resort looked like last week. Here are the details:

“We have dozens of excellent pictures from all angles, places and flavors of the wonderful house that would be used as set on Esme Island, during the shooting of ‘Breaking Dawn’ in Rio, in addition to some other information about the possible location:

Located at a paradisiacal region, the house designed by Thiago Bernardes has a complete infrastructure, with confort and privacy, in 220 meters of private beach. Besides, it has exclusive access by boat or helicopter. The accommodation has 2 suites with King Size beds, 2 suites with twin beds and independent rooms. There are 720 meters of decks and balcony with panoramic view and a complete kitchen. The house can be rented for holydays, with it’s daily rate ranging from 8 to 15 thousand reais ( 5.000 to 9.000 us dollars) , depending of the period of the year. You can check the house’s website at”

On Foforks see:

Aeriel photos of the beach
Outside Photos
Inside Photos

As has been previously reported, the location is reachable only by boat. The cast is taking a helicopter from Rio to a location nearby the island and then a boat from there. The location is completely secure. The public will not be allowed on site to observe from a distance. All crew members have signed strict confidentiality agreements with serious monetary and possible criminal penalties if footage is released.

Videos from Filming in the Lapa District Featuring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

The videos give you the overall of a the crowd scene which is probably an arrival scene in Brazil since you’d hardly expect Bella and Edward to be partying on their way out of Brazil! This is likely some of the only footage that will be seen in Brazil as other areas by all accounts will not be accessible to the public.

According to BlogTwiBrasil and FoForks on Twitter,  filming went through the night, approximately 7 hours. Lots of backing up and resetting to get crowd angles just right which is very typical of large crowd scenes. That many people are difficult to coordinate and timing is everything. Mostly the crowd of extras was cooperative. There were a couple of incidents of fan extras trying to hug Rob and/or Kristen in between takes. (photos here) There was also at least one extra who was removed from set for apparently being drunk and uncooperative.

Videos via BlogTwiBrasil and FoForks

Fans Not the Only Ones Renting Windows

Apparently Summit bought out the windows of residents who lived on the street in the Lapa district where overnight filming is taking place, and paid the bars to stay closed!    Here are the highlights:

  • Overnight filming scheduled from circa 11:00pm-7:00am (this after a circa 8:00pm filming at a local marina)
  • A long city block was rented
  • Residents on the block needed ID to access their homes all day long
  • Residents paid $ 50 and $ 500 reais ($30 to $300 American Dollars) to not have people hanging out their windows depending how close to the action they were.
  • Bars and Restaurants paid $ 10,000 and $ 20,000 reais ($6,000 to $12,000 American Dollars) to stay closed for the evening to eliminate noise and provide a clear street.

Original Portuguese here

A debate arose on Twitter last night as to rings and cuffs. Edward is clearly not wearing the wrist cuff, though as Alison from Twifans pointed out “it’s not exactly wedding attire” other have suggested he may have removed it now that he is with Bella, or maybe it just isn’t in the shot.

Then the discussion moved on to wedding rings. Bella clearly has one one. Edward we think so, but it’s hard to tell.

So, do you care if he wears the wrist cuff or not?

Want a Window Seat to Watch Filming? Going Rate is $30 a Person

According to FoForks people with apartments in the downtown area are selling their window views to fans who want to watch filming at roughly 30 American dollars a person(50 Brazil Reais).

Hopefully they actually see Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for that price and not just background action. They also had to get there very early, because police blocked off access to non-residents and residents without address identification.

Full story on R7

Earlier today there was unrest in the area resulting in police being called in.

There were incidents of arson when residents without identification were being denied access to their homes. Current reports from TwiBlogBrasil Twitter indicate that the security is keeping crowds back to allow for movement of vehicles, arrival of actors, etc. They crowd is excited but not unruly.

The  above photo is a portable dressing room arriving. See coverage with plenty of pictures on Globo

Lots more photos of Rob and Kristen here.

Assumptions are that it’s an early arrival scene in Brazil in transit to Isle Esme.

Video From the Marina Filming in Brazil

Rob steering the boat goes just about as well as you would think it does.

Via TwiBrasil

TV In Brazil Covers the Jonas Brothers and Breaking Dawn

The Breaking Dawn coverage happens around the 2:30 mark. It’s in Portguese, but the pictures give you a good idea.

Hush Hush Filming in LAPA Section

There will be some type of filming going on in the LAPA section. However, unlike the Marina where things will be in plain view (to some extent) of the public, barriers have been erected. Foforks witnessed the barriers being set up very early this morning for a shoot taking place hours later.

According to the report on Foforks, the residents of the area are having some trouble accessing their homes in that they have to produce ID to prove that they live there. Anyone who has been hired as an extra (earning approximately $70 US dollars accoridng to Fofork’s Twitter)has signed a confidentiality clause with a severe monetary penalty if they disclose details on what is filmed. Similar confidentiality clauses are in place in all areas of production from cameramen to limo drivers.

The most that is known is that the extras have been instructed that they are just to go about their business in the scenes being shot and not to look at Rob and Kristen so that it just looks like a normal background with nothing unusual.

More photos and write up on Foforks primary source on Globo

Apparently this “you need to show ID before you get home” thing isn’t going so well.

RPattz news picked up the story involving some arson in protest. Primary source on Globo

We’re trying to source out as accurately as we can. When we mention a primary source it is the originator of the material, use Google translate to get an idea of what is being said. We are using our knowledge of Spanish and limited knowledge of Portuguese to translate right now. Portuguese speakers please help us out if we missattribute, our translator isn’t around tonight!

Brazil Breaking Dawn Filming at a Marina

Originally it was thought that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart would be filming in the streets in the LAPA section tonight. Instead they have been seen in the marina district where Rob is behind a wheel of a boat. There is some debate as to if this will be an actual shoot (given what they are wearing) or just a rehearsal for a later scene. Update: they have apparently wrapped Robert and Kristen who are on dinner break. They may shoot more after dinner or leave it to stunt doubles. Also newly appearing photos on Quem (scroll down)clearly indicate that Rob is in make-up so it was not just a rehearsal. According to the latest, they are done with dinner and driving around in the boat. Photos here.

It was verified by the RK_Br Twitter and BlogTwiBrasil that director Bill Condon was on site.

Given Rob’s previous experience w/all things mechanical, we’d just like to wish them all luck.

You can see more photos on Foforks and via Quem (aka Who magazine)

All photos are taken from behind established barriers.

Brazil Filming: The Sunday Update, Lapa Streets Blocked Off and Stephenie Visits With Fans

According to FoForks a series of streets in the LAPA section of Rio are closed today for Breaking Dawn filming. Preparations included changing the names on the street signs and adding in some graffiti. Rumor has it that it’s a scene involving a taxi driving through the streets of Rio. There is also some speculation about a scene involving Jacob and Nessie on the run in Rio (Bella’s vision/plan in Breaking Dawn II). However, in that neither Taylor Lautner nor MacKenzie Foy have been spotted in Brazil, that is seeming less likely.

Filming is scheduled for around 8:00pm local time. It is unknown whether anything will be filmed within sight of crowds standing behind established barriers. For other movies various outdoor scenes have been observable such as the confrontation with the frat boys in Twilight, the Italy scenes in New Moon, and Riley’s transformation in Eclipse.  Other times outdoor sequences have kept the crowds at bay such as footage shot a Jacob’s house during both New Moon and Eclipse. Assuming fans standing behind barriers will be able to see, we will have that footage later.

See more photos here

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart (or Ashley Greene for that matter) have not ventured outside the hotel. Stephenie Meyer has gone out. Yesterday she had dinner out with fellow producer Wyck Godfrey(I told you guys in Brazil you should be paying more attention to the middle-age, pasty, white guys in glasses! :p If Wyck was their earlier and unobserved, you can bet Bill Condon is there too! ). One fan who was eating at the same restaurant has her account on Foforks.

“Look, me, my mother and my friends (and Rafaella Julia Perez, and her sister) Found Out That Stephenie was going to Porcão (restaurant), and went there. Then, we got in, made friendship to the waiter, and When We Were done eating, Looked at her table and saw her coming to Our table. Then I thought, “Wow, I can not believe it.” Then she cam, Talked to us, I Told her I have a blog and like to write, and She Gave Me the super advice, she told me to never stop writing , told me to write EVERY day, all my dreams, my desires, That Was That She started this way. She was really caring and affectionate, I loved her. Then she signed books and took Our pictures, then left. There Were her with the security, the translator and another security. She looks like a doll and is really caring, and I loved meeting her.”

See full photos here. and here.

After the filming tonight, which could go quite late, the cast and crew are going to move to the Isle Esme location which by all reports is a distance from Rio and has to be reached via boat and/or helicopter.

TV in Brazil Covers the Crowds at the Copacabana

They had barriers up ahead of time to prevent any kind of swarming, but by all reports the crowds have been enthusiastic but great. They coverage also talks about how more and more movies are filming in Brazil.