Production News

Ridley Scott and Matt Damon film The Martian on location near Budapest

Filmmaker Ridley Scott and star Matt Damon built an expansive Mars set at Korda Studios near Budapest for new sci-fi movie The Martian. The film follows cosmonaut Mark Watney struggling for survival on Mars after a devastating sandstorm. More ...

Mountaineering drama Everest films Nepal and builds peak at Pinewood

New mountaineering drama Everest filmed at altitude in Nepal and Italy, while elaborate sets were built in Rome and London. The movie is based on the true story of climbers caught in a severe storm on Everest in 1996, which until recently was the mountain’s worst ever disaster. More ...

Boardwalk Empire doubles New York for Cuba in final season filming

Prohibition drama Boardwalk Empire has ended after its fifth season, and has been rewarded with ten Emmy nominations. Set in Atlantic City in the 1920s and 30s, the series tells a story of gangsters and political corruption. New York doubled for Cuba in its final season. More ...

Markenfilm and Lewis Hamilton shoot for Mercedes-Benz in Spain and Portugal

Markenfilm recruited Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton as one of their famous faces for a new Mercedes-Benz spot that filmed in Spain and Portugal. Inspiration follows a group of high-profile individuals putting Mercedes Benz SUVs through their paces. More ...

First World War movie Theeb tackles desert location filming in Jordan

First World War story Theeb filmed entirely on location in Jordan. The director and producer spent a year living with the Bedouin to tell their story, set in 1916, of young Bedouin boy Theeb and his older brother who escort a British soldier and his guide to a well on the way to Mecca. More ...

Kinopravda films heel drama in Budapest and Barcelona for Yvein Monq

Barcelona-based directing collective Kinopravda filmed in Barcelona and Budapest for a new promo for Hungarian electro composer Yvein Monq. TWUN features a series of women struggling to stay upright in flamboyant heels to Monq’s skittish music. More ...

Joshua Tree Films India shoots umbrella self-defence campaign for Vodafone

Joshua Tree Films India shot a new campaign for Vodafone as a short documentary in a remote Indian village. The film promotes Vodafone’s money transfer service M-Pesa and focuses on umbrellas being given to women to ward off potential thieves when they collect their money. More ...

Pulse Films shoots new Chemical Brothers promo on location in Spain

Pulse Films shot on location in Teruel, eastern Spain, for a new promo for the Chemical Brothers track Sometimes I Feel So Deserted. Framed like an extract from a surreal road movie, the film follows an apparently injured woman fleeing determined pursuers. More ...

MJZ lets jungle wildlife loose on Ikea kitchen set for filming in Costa Rica

Production company MJZ built an Ikea kitchen set in the Costa Rican jungle for a new campaign for the Swedish furniture retailer. Wonderful Everyday features a menagerie of exotic animals playing around with the fully-furnished kitchen that appears in their jungle habitat. More ...

Robbers Dog films Auckland for Steinlager Rugby World Cup campaign

Robbers Dog built special period sets in an Auckland studio for a campaign for New Zealand beer brand Steinlager. Originals honours New Zealand’s 1905 Rugby World Cup team by recreating scenes showing the players warming up for an historic match against England. More ...