Production News

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 ...

Sons and Daughters films snowman attack on location in Toronto for Nissan

Canadian production company Sons and Daughters filmed on location in downtown Toronto for a new wintry spot for Nissan. Winter Warrior depicts a frozen business district where a Nissan driver bravely rescues a stranded family from an army of evil snowmen. More ...

BBC films new period adventure The Musketeers on location in Czech Republic

The BBC chose to film on location in the Czech Republic for its new ten-part adventure series The Musketeers. Based on Alexander Dumas’ classic novel The Three Musketeers, the country doubled for 17th Century Paris. More ...

MJZ films Congo’s stylish Sapeur community in South Africa for Guinness

Production company MJZ filmed on location in South Africa with members of Congo’s stylish Sapeur community for a new piece for Guinness. The spot shows Congolese Sapeurs getting together in smart and flamboyant suits in a style showdown in their free time. More ...