Production News

Reservoir Production films Motion Control commercial in Malaysia for Petronas

Reservoir Productions of Kuala Lumpur used a specialist motion-control camera in western Malaysia to film a spot for the energy company Petronas. Shot to mark Malaysia’s Raya holiday, the ad celebrates family and tradition by following a young girl as she grows up in her village home. More ...

Two Oceans Film Company shoots bungy jump in New Zealand for Visa

Two Oceans Film Company of Singapore shot on location at the Kawarau Bungy Centre in Queenstown, New Zealand, with a specially rigged BlackMagic camera for a new Visa digital campaign. Kawarau is distinctive for being the world’s first commercial bungy jump site. More ...

Clive Owen films period medical TV drama The Knick on location in New York

Clive Owen and filmmaker Steven Soderbergh recreated New York as it looked at the turn of the 20th Century for period medical drama The Knick. Set in 1900, the ten-part miniseries tells the story of the medical staff at Brooklyn’s Knickerbocker Hospital, led by Owen’s Dr John Thackery. More ...

Ron Howard films the Canary Islands for historical drama In the Heart of the Sea

Filmmaker Ron Howard shot partly on location on the Canary Islands off the coast of Morocco for his historical true-life survival tale In the Heart of the Sea. Location Manager Christian McWilliams talks to The Location Guide about doubling the Atlantic islands for the Ecuadorian coastline. More ...

Spark44 and Black Label Productions film David Beckham Jaguar campaign for China

Agency Spark44 and production company Black Label Productions has filmed a new Jaguar campaign for China with David Beckham. Filming took place in central London and at Goodwood Motor Circuit in southern England, and on Mallorca. More ...

Great Guns creates riot in Kiev filming Santigold music video

Great Guns created its own riot in Ukrainian capital Kiev for a music video for singer-songwriter Santigold. Produced for the compilation album Beats of the Beautiful Game, Kicking Down Doors shows a face-off between protestors and riot police being diffused with an impromptu kick-about. More ...

RSA Films and Jude Law shoot for Johnnie Walker in British Virgin Islands

Jude Law has joined forces with Jake Scott of RSA Films for a stylish new spot for Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The Gentleman’s Wager shows Law on a yacht in the Caribbean pledging to win the vessel from Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini by way of a dance in a dusty London theatre. More ...

Partizan films BMW Driftmob stunt spot on location in Cape Town

Partizan filmed in Cape Town for a stunt spot promoting the BMW M235i coupe. The commercial features a group of identical BMWs demonstrating the vehicle's technical prowess in a tightly choreographed ‘Driftmob’ of skids and spins circling a Cape Town roundabout. More ...

Wanda films British Columbia city chase and skydive for new Nissan X-Trail spot

Wanda Productions filmed on location in Vancouver and nearby Squamish for a new spot for the Nissan X-Trail. Adventure Calling features a motorist chasing a thief who escapes by bike before making a wilderness skydive, only to be then revealed as the driver’s more adventurous doppelganger. More ...

Dwayne Johnson brings ancient history to Hungary filming Hercules

Action star Dwayne Johnson filmed his new, big-budget version of Hercules on location in Hungary. Production was based at Origo Film Studio in Budapest, a facility that offers eight separate sound stages. More ...