Production News

Moonlighting films footballer Didier Drogba in Turkey and Kenya for Windhoek Lager

Moonlighting doubled filming locations in Turkey for Africa in a new spot for Windhoek Lager that also involved shooting in Kenya and South Africa. The Journey shows football star Didier Drogba being inspired to dribble a ball across African landscapes on his way to a packed stadium. More ...

Wes Anderson films in eastern Germany for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Director Wes Anderson filmed on location in eastern Germany for his new feature The Grand Budapest Hotel. Set mainly between the First and Second World Wars, the story follows the quirky exploits of Ralph Fiennes' hotel manager and his lobby boy in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka. More ...

Historical action drama Pompeii films on location in Toronto

Historical action drama Pompeii recreated the eponymous ancient Roman city filming on location in Toronto, Canada. The film tells the story of a slave-turned-gladiator struggling to save the aristocratic woman he loves against the backdrop of Pompeii's infamous volcanic eruption. More ...

Spike Jonze combines Los Angeles and Shanghai to film future romance Her

Filmmaker Spike Jonze combined cityscapes in Los Angeles and Shanghai to create the near-future urban setting of his oddball romance Her. The film follows a lonely writer who develops a strange relationship with an artificially intelligent operating system. More ...

RoboCop remake films on location in Toronto doubling for a future Detroit

Jose Padilha’s big-budget remake of iconic action crime drama RoboCop filmed largely on location in Toronto, doubling the Canadian city for a futuristic Detroit. Like Paul Verhoeven’s original, the film tells the story of a maimed police officer resurrected as a cyborg. More ...

RSA Films shoots on location around the world for Apple Mac 30th anniversary

Jake Scott has directed a new spot for RSA Films marking the 30th anniversary of Apple’s first Mackintosh computer. Fifteen camera crews in ten countries around the world filmed scenes on iPhones on a single day – 24 January 2014 – showing people using different types of technology. More ...

Pirate drama series Black Sails films on location at Cape Town Film Studios

Pirate drama Black Sails filmed on location at Cape Town Film Studios in South Africa, doubling the region for the Bahamas. Set in 1720, the series is pitched as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic pirate novel Treasure Island and follows the adventures of Captain Flint. More ...

Sky and HBO announce expanded deal to produce new TV drama

British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) and HBO have announced an expanded partnership that will see the two companies work together on original TV productions. Through their existing deal, Sky broadcasts HBO shows like Boardwalk Empire in the UK and Ireland on its Sky Atlantic channel. More ...

Sonny London films prosthetic ogre on location in Crete for Thomson holidays

Sonny London took a prosthetic ogre to the Greek island of Crete to film a new spot for Thomson holidays. Simon the Ogre features a family man whose office existence has turned him into a literal ogre, but the fun of a Thomson holiday helps him relax and rediscover himself. More ...

Action fantasy I, Frankenstein films on location in Melbourne

New action fantasy movie I, Frankenstein filmed on location in Melbourne, Australia. Based on a graphic novel, the film follows Frankenstein’s monster in a dystopian city 200 years after he was created in the events of Mary Shelley’s original book. More ...