Production News

ACNE London films electrified test course in Barcelona for Mazda 3

ACNE London filmed on location at The Forum building in Barcelona for a demonstration of the lane departure warning system in the Mazda 3. The spot shows broadcaster Johnny Vaughan driving the vehicle through a circuit that delivers an electric shock when he makes a wrong move. More ...

12 Years a Slave recreates antebellum south filming in Louisiana

Director Steve McQueen filmed in the Louisiana city of New Orleans for his award-winning drama 12 Years a Slave. The film tells the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York in the 1840s, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the antebellum (pre-Civil War) south. More ...

World War II drama The Book Thief films on location in Germany

New World War II feature The Book Thief filmed on location at Studio Babelsberg near Berlin. Based on a novel by Markus Zusak, the film tells the story of a young girl who steals books to find solace from the horrors of Nazi Germany. More ...

Stink Digital films 720-degree footage in Portugal for Miru contact lens brand

Stink Digital filmed on location in the Douro Valley region of northern Portugal in a new spot for Japanese contact lens brand Miru. The production used an adapted remote-controlled OctoCopter camera rig to create a 720-degree view of balloons drifting through the countryside. More ...

BWP Totem Productions films with Octocopter in Austria for MRF Tyres

Mumbai-based production house BWP Totem used a remote-controlled Octocopter filming on location on a mountain road in Austria for a new commercial for MRF Tyres. The spot shows a driver keeping his wife waiting at a romantic dinner date as he takes his Jaguar for a spin. More ...

Man+Hatchet films nude models in Estonia for animated Withings campaign

London-based production company Man+Hatchet filmed on location in an Estonian basketball stadium for a new animated commercial for well-being brand Withings. A hundred naked people were animated for the spot by taking 2,000 still photos from the stadium ceiling. More ...

MJZ films Dutch rollercoaster to capture football excitement for Carlsberg

MJZ filmed on a rollercoaster in Holland for a new Carlsberg commercial celebrating the rush of football. The spot turns the rollercoaster into a visual metaphor as players, fans, stewards and commentators alike experience the highs and lows of the game. More ...

Stink films in Sao Paulo and Marrakech for FIFA Club World Cup

Stink filmed on location in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Marrakech in Morocco for a new spot for the FIFA Club World Cup, which takes place in Marrakech from 11-21 December. The piece shows fans in cities around the world preparing to watch the competition in their homes and offices. More ...

Somesuch & Co wraps up London street for Cadbury Christmas filming

Production company Somesuch & Co physically wrapped up a residential street in a central London suburb for Cadbury’s first Christmas TV commercial. The spot features delighted children waking up to find their houses wrapped in Christmas paper. More ...

High-end TV: How the small screen became big business

Business is booming for television production and countries around the world are clamouring for a piece of the action. High-end television shows with movie-scale production values are commanding large audiences, but what impact does this have on local industries and is it a long-term trend? More ...