Production News

Will Smith films sci-fi epic After Earth on location in US and Central America

Will Smith and director M Night Shyamalan travelled across the US and to Central America to film their sci-fi epic After Earth. Set a thousand years in the future, Smith and his real-life son Jaden star as father-and-son team Kitai and Cypher, who crash-land on a future Earth hostile to human life. More ...

The Great Gatsby recreates 1920s New York filming in Australia with Leonardo DiCaprio

Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann recreated the New York period setting of The Great Gatsby on location in New South Wales with Leonardo DiCaprio when filming incentive support became unavailable in the US. Shooting was based at Fox Studios in Sydney. More ...

Academy Films captures New Zealand lakeshore tranquillity on location for Vodafone

Academy Films headed to Lake Wakatipu on New Zealand’s South Island to film a new spot for mobile provider Vodafone. Lake shows a woman relaxing on a jetty in warm sunshine as clear water laps around her and she ignores the loud vibrate of her phone. More ...

Fast & Furious 6 stunt location filming doubles Glasgow for London

Action sequel Fast & Furious 6 takes the franchise to the UK but filmed many of its London-set scenes in Glasgow. Shooting took place in mid-2012 at a time when production activity in London was more restricted because of the Olympic Games. More ...

Max Films shoots archer epic on location in Cape Town for Strongbow

Max Films chose Cape Town as the setting for an atmospheric new spot for cider brand Strongbow. Golden Explosion features a trio of friends on a stylish rooftop bar in a sun-drenched city, while Strongbow archers send a volley of arrows into rooftop orchards to unleash the taste ‘explosion’. More ...

Partizan Berlin films counter-culture spirit on location in Portugal for O2

Partizan Berlin doubled the Portuguese capital Lisbon for the Czech Republic to film a new spot for mobile network O2’s Czech market. Hippy Reloaded shows people expressing themselves with bright colours and counter-culture costumes against the backdrop of an historic city. More ...

Iron Man 3: Marvel and Robert Downey Jr film on location in North Carolina

Marvel’s superhero sequel Iron Man 3 filmed mainly on location in North Carolina, basing itself at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington. The story pits Robert Downey Jr’s billionaire hero Tony Stark against The Mandarin. More ...

Curious films India’s longest commercial in Budapest prison for Tata Sky

Mumbai production house Curious has filmed India’s longest-ever commercial in a Budapest prison for digital TV provider Tata Sky. The three-and-a-half-minute spot shows inmates in an Indian prison launching an escape attempt to see an India-Pakistan cricket match. More ...

RSA Films launches Damian Lewis Jaguar short after Atacama Desert filming

RSA Films has launched a short film promoting the Jaguar F-Type after filming with Damian Lewis on location in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Desire follows Lewis’ suave driver Clark as he runs into trouble with a mysterious woman and a gangster in the wilderness. More ...

Nicholas Berglund films on location in Finland wilds for Finlandia Vodka stills shoot

Paris-based creative company Nicholas Berglund headed to the wilds of Finland to film a new stylised winter stills campaign for vodka brand Finlandia. Shooting took place in three locations in the south of the country, including an archipelago on the Baltic Sea west of Helsinki. More ...