‘Culpa Mia’ is a Spanish-language drama film that revolves around the forbidden romance between Noah (Nicole Wallace) and her stepbrother Nick (Gabriel Guevara). While her love for Nick is already dangerous enough, it is made even more volatile when she’s suddenly thrown into Nick’s darker side of the world – one that is full of illegal street racing, underground fights, and gambling.
Directed by Domingo Gonzales, the Amazon Prime film is based on the ‘Culpables’ book trilogy by Mercedes Ron. While the story is intriguing enough, the visual aspects of the film, with its fast-paced action sequences and soft, romantic moments set against a scenic backdrop, would certainly appeal to many. But just where exactly has ‘Culpa Mia’ been filmed? Let’s dive in and find out together!
Culpa Mia Filming Locations
‘Culpa Mia’ has been captured entirely on location in Spain, specifically in the southern region of Andalusia and in the country’s capital city, Madrid. Principal photography began sometime in early 2022 and wrapped up in August 2022. Comprised of 17 autonomous regions with their own diverse geography and cultures, Spain is a European country that has long been an attractive tourist destination. Its long and gilded history resides in its many palaces, cathedrals and museums that include the Royal Palace and Prado museum, and the Sagrada Família church, et cetera. Not only its diversity in terms of both its landscape and the people, but also the various tax incensitive given make Spain the ideal location for ‘Culpa Mea’ instead.
‘Culpa Mia’ was filmed in the province of Malaga in Andalusia. A large autonomous region of hills, rivers, and farmland bordering Spain’s southern coast, Andalusia is the ideal location for all kinds of productions. A good part of the adaptation was recorded in different places on the Costa del Sol, a region comprised of coastal towns and cities, from Torremolinos to Manilva. Various Costa del Sol settings were used for the scenes of illegal races, fundamental to the film’s storyline, both on the Playamar promenade and in the Puerto de La Duquesa and Las Gaviotas in Manilva. In addition to this, several exterior shots of the various party scenes and other sequences were taped on the beaches of Cabopino and Nueva Andalucía in Marbella. Many world-famous films have been shot in Andalusia as well, such as ‘Never Say Never,’ ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,’ and ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’
Another major aspect of ‘Culpa Mia’ are the underground fights, in which Nick himself participates. All of these sequences, which take place mainly during nighttime, were taped in Madrid, Spain’s capital. Known for its elegant boulevards and museums that host a testament to European art, Madrid is the most populous city in Spain. It is also home to a vast number of certified production and pre-production companies, all catering to both international and domestic audiovisual productions. Some of the internationally known films captured in Madrid include ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,’ ‘Strange Way of Life,’ ‘The Bourne Ultimatum,’ and ‘Doctor Zhivago.’
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