Production News

MJZ sets aerial wirework to Shakespeare filming Ikea Beds in Johannesburg

MJZ filmed on location in Johannesburg in South Africa for Beds, a new spot for Ikea. The piece shows a woman waking on a bed in the clouds before tumbling gently downwards against a dramatic sky – and to a voiceover from Shakespeare’s The Tempest – as she arrives in her bedroom. More ...

Detective drama Hinterland praised for bringing EU filming funds to Wales

Detective series Hinterland has been praised by Welsh assembly members for bringing more European Union (EU) funds to Wales. The show is set in Aberystwyth on the Welsh coast and filmed in both English and Welsh, with around 15% of the total budget coming from the EU. More ...

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes films Vancouver and Louisiana for San Francisco

Sci-fi sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes followed the example of its 2011 predecessor Rise of the Planet of the Apes by filming mainly in Louisiana and Vancouver. The producers used generous filming incentive deals to create the movie’s dystopian San Francisco setting. More ...

MOB Film subverts Hollywood action movies with VW shorts in South Africa

MOB Film played with the conventions of Hollywood action movies filming a series of new commercials for Volkswagen on location in South Africa. The spots show high-speed movie dramas being unintentionally sabotaged by VW’s safe distance technology. More ...

BMW aircraft carrier racetrack ad gets boost from filming location debate

An eye-catching new commercial from BMW has caused a stir because of its unusual filming location. Ultimate Racetrack promotes the BMW M4 by showing the car skidding around a racetrack. Midway through the spot, the racetrack is ‘revealed’ to be the deck of an aircraft carrier. More ...

MJZ marks Chevrolet sponsorship of Manchester United shirt with local filming

Production company MJZ filmed in the suburbs around Old Trafford to mark Chevrolet’s sponsorship of Manchester United’s match-shirt. The new spot charts the history of the shirt design from the club’s early days, as fans march through the streets. More ...

Carnival Films and BBC America to film historical miniseries The Last Kingdom

Carnival Films and BBC America are to co-produce new historical miniseries The Last Kingdom. Based on novels by Bernard Cornwell, the drama is likely to be similar in tone to Game of Thrones and Vikings, and will be set in the year 862 in the kingdoms that would become England. More ...

Transformers Age of Extinction focuses filming on Hong Kong and Detroit

Michael Bay’s new action movie Transformers: Age of Extinction spotlights Hong Kong filming locations with an epic finale set against the backdrop of the city. The movie spent several weeks in Hong Kong and on the Chinese mainland, but also built a sprawling set in Detroit. More ...

BBC films political drama The Honourable Woman in London and Morocco

The BBC filmed on location in London and Morocco for new drama miniseries The Honourable Woman, doubling the African country for parts of the Middle East. Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as a woman drawn into political turbulence and intrigue as she inherits her father’s arms business. More ...

Only 925 films Technocrane spot on Mallorca beach for Amstel Radler

Madrid-based production company Only 925 filmed an eye-catching Technocrane spot on Muro Beach on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca for Amstel Radler. The camera weaves from sunbathers through a bat-and-ball game and a beach hut in an impressive single shot. More ...