2004 Feature Length Film
Studio: El Camino Pictures
Cast and Crew
Orlando Bloom (Shy)
Zoe Saldana (Andrea, Shy's Girlfriend)
Bill Paxton (Carl Ridley)
Stephen Dillane (Mr. Allen)
Agnes Bruckner (Pippa Ridley)
Caroline Goodall (Shy's mother)
Rasaaq Adoti (Richie Rich)
Lee Ingleby (Partick)
Joy Bryant (Shelia)
Victor Rasuk (Fritz)
Anthony Mackie (Hammer)
Bobby Cannavale (a police lieutenant)
Robert Wisdom (Mr. Sterling)
Director: Frankie Flowers
Screenwriter: Frankie Flowers
Producers: Robbie Brenner and Bob Yari
Co-Producer: Orlando Bloom
Executive Producers: Aleen Keshishian and Kelli Konop
"Haven" takes place over the course of one
weekend as two shady businessmen (Paxton and Dillane) flee to the Cayman
Islands to avoid prosecution from the federal government. Their escape
ignites a chain reaction that leads Bloom, a British native, to commit a
crime that has enormous implications.
"Written and directed by native Caymanian Frank E. Flowers, and filmed entirely in the 100-square mile West Indies paradise, Haven is an edgy, suspenseful, viscerally gripping ensemble film in which unconnected lives intersect and ignite a violent chain of events that turns tranquility into chaos. In an instant, greed collides with innocence and passion goes up against those who forbid it, and all at once an idyllic tropical refuge becomes anything but safe."
From Entertainment Tonight: "It's a pretty intense little film, both visually and emotionally, and I feel
an audience will feel the impact of that," says Orlando, who also promises
plenty of romance in the film. "I play a young character called Shy who is a
happy-go-lucky young [British] man who's been brought up in the Cayman Islands.
He's in love with this young Caymanian girl Zoe Saldana, who also appeared in 'Pirates'); he's kind of from the
wrong side of the tracks and she's from the right side of the tracks [and] they
get together to the fury and anger of their families."
From Lauren: I played a stand-in for Agnes Bruckner, unfortunately it was when Orli was in NZ. But
anyways, there is a scene, but I have a feeling it got cut out because the sun
went down. Well anyways there is a scene where Agnes' character Pippa walks
into a bar where this guy was. The guy had just been talking about how he went to their house/'slept' over and
how she was so desperate and stuff when she walked in and he had left his
watch and wallet over at her house, and she walked in when they were laughing
about it and she walks away pissed. One of my coworkers is in that scene.
Orlando also has a love scene when he sneaks into his girlfriend's house late at night
because she just turned 'legal'. So then the love scene happens and
then he leaves the next morning but he has to jump out of the window. Then
a guy, I think it is the girlfriend's dad, chases after him throwing stones and picks
up Orlando's shirt that he dropped.
Behind the Scenes Information
In addition to starring in 'Haven,' Orlando is also co-producing the picture.
"It's the first time I've done that," he explains. "By getting involved in
something you believe in you can help forward a film. In terms of the role that
I've been playing as a producer, it's been really just a sounding board; it's
very much a collaborative effort and we're all just mucking in and getting on
Filming Dates and Locations
Filming began on November 17, 2003 in the Cayman Islands.
Release Dates (subject to change)
USA: September 15, 2006
Review from moviesonline.ca
First Look: Orlando Blooms Haven - moviesonline.ca, July 25, 2006
Script review from latinoreview.com
Review from aintitcool.com
Orlando Bloom Heads to the Islands from ET Online, January 5, 2004
Four Take 'Haven' in Indie Film from reuters.com, December 12, 2003
Movie brings script-writer back home from Caymannetnews.com, November 19, 2003
Lauren's story of visiting the set
Bloom, Byrne, Paxton roles made in 'Haven' from Variety (US), November 5, 2003
Bloom finds indie 'Haven' at El Camino from Hollywood Reporter (US), November 6, 2003