Production News

Markenfilm Crossing shoots Chilean highway for new Mercedes Benz spot

Markenfilm Crossing’s new commercial shoot for the Mercedes Benz G500 has become the first to close Chile's central Portillo international trucking route. The spot showcases the G500’s handling as it speeds across a mountainous wilderness. More ...

Crowns & Owls capture Mediterranean feel filming for Ted Baker in Wales

Filmmaking collective Crowns & Owls sought the Mediterranean feel of Portmeirion in north Wales for a new campaign for Ted Baker’s SS15 fashion collection. Short film Pinch Me follows a well-dressed gentleman exploring an exotic but secluded coastal village. More ...

Robot drama Chappie films Johannesburg as Cape Town considers studio future

South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp shot on location in Johannesburg for his new sci-fi feature Chappie. The movie looks set to boost South Africa’s production profile, but the country faces a challenge providing the studio facilities to meet growing international demand. More ...

Somesuch uses New Zealand vistas filming epic running spot for Asics

Somesuch filmed on location in New Zealand for a new spot promoting Asics’ running footwear. Entitled It's a Big World. Go Run It, the spot shows runners responding to a rallying call and jogging across cities, through forests and across mountains to converge on a remote ridge. More ...

Eeksaurus Productions films phone charger cable riff in Sri Lanka for Samsung

Eeksaurus Productions filmed on location in Sri Lanka for a new ad promoting the longer battery life of the Samsung Z1 mobile phone. The spot shows commuters having to use kilometre-long charger cables to cope with their phones’ inferior batteries. More ...

Radical Media films swarming mechanics in California for new Audi spot

Radical Media filmed in and around Los Angeles for a new Audi spot built around swarming mechanics in scenes that recall the zombies of World War Z. The ad shows an Audi being chased by rogue mechanics as the motorist seeks maintenance from an official Audi service centre. More ...

Washington Square Films shoots Prague house as US home for Lysol

Washington Square Films turned a home in Prague in the Czech Republic into a US household in a new spot for disinfectant brand Lysol. The shoot was serviced by Milk and Honey Films, and Prague was chosen mainly for its cost savings. More ...

New BBC period drama Poldark films in Cornwall and at Bottle Yard Studios

Filming for the BBC’s new period drama Poldark was based at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol, and on location in Cornwall in South-West England. Set in the 1780s, the literary adaptation follows Ross Poldark as he returns to Cornwall after fighting in the American War of Independence. More ...

BBC starts filming War And Peace on location in northern Europe and Russia

The BBC has started filming its new TV adaptation of Tolstoy’s War And Peace in Lithuania, Latvia and Russia. Paul Dano and Lily James are leading the cast in the tale that follows several aristocratic Russian families against the backdrop of the French invasion of Russia in the early 1800s. More ...

Sonny London films Heineken ad off Istanbul coast for Champions League tie-in

Sonny London spent a week filming on a cargo ship off the coast of Istanbul for a new campaign marking Heineken’s sponsorship of the UEFA Champion’s League. The spot shows a group of sailors improvising a cinematic screening of the big match while at sea. More ...