Production News

Biscuit Filmworks shoots in California for Turbo Tax riff on Boston Tea Party

Biscuit Filmworks shot on location in Los Angeles and San Diego for a new Turbo Tax commercial set during the Boston Tea Party of 1773. It's an event that centred on a tax dispute and the spot shows British troops initially diffusing the situation by offering Turbo Tax’s free filing service. More ...

Curious Mumbai films Austria as alpine India for Milton Electron Tiffin spot

Curious Mumbai chose to film on location in Austria for a new commercial for electrical appliance the Milton Electron Tiffin. Set in a mountainous part of India, the spot features a group of soldiers whose spirits are raised when they receive a heated care package. More ...

Filming for lavish TV drama Indian Summers doubles Malaysia for 1930s India

New Pictures filmed the lavish period TV series Indian Summers on location in Penang, Malaysia, doubling the region for northern India. Set in 1932, the Channel 4 series tells a story of social drama during the dying days of the British Empire’s colonial rule. More ...

Mandrake and Rogue Agent film in Haiti for relief organisation sponsor Jeep

Czech creative agency Mandrake and its US production partner Rogue Agent have produced a new film showcasing the relief work being done in Haiti by J/P HRO. The organisation was founded by actor Sean Penn and is supported by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Jeep brand. More ...

Black Label Productions films Miss Dior campaign in France with Natalie Portman

Black Label Productions filmed on location in Antibes in the south of France for the latest in the Miss Dior campaign starring Natalie Portman. Directed by Anton Corbijn, the spot shows Portman abandoning her wedding at the last minute and escaping in a Dior-branded helicopter. More ...

CapGun Collective films giant GIF in Rio de Janeiro for Ballantine’s Scotch whisky

CapGun Collective headed to Rio de Janeiro to create a GIF visible from space for a new spot for Ballantine’s Scotch whisky. Artist INSA, known for his ‘GIF-ITI’ work, led a team of 20 to create the giant GIF over four days. More ...

Filming Jupiter Ascending and Sense8 on location with the Wachowski siblings

Marco Giacalone worked with the Wachowski siblings as Supervising Location Manager on their sci-fi feature Jupiter Ascending, and on their upcoming Netflix series Sense8. Giacalone discusses working with the creators of the iconic Matrix franchise. More ...

Michael Mann films cybercrime drama Blackhat in Far East and Los Angeles

Filmmaker Michael Mann shot his cybercrime movie Blackhat in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Los Angeles. Chris Hemsworth stars as a computer expert recruited to hunt an international gang of cyber criminals. More ...

BBC launches period drama Wolf Hall with Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis

Wolf Hall was filmed for the BBC mainly in western England using The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol as a base. Adapted from Hilary Mantel's novel, Mark Rylance stars as Thomas Cromwell, who became a key player in the court of Henry VIII. Damian Lewis co-stars as the King. More ...

BBC Films bases war memoir Testament Of Youth on location in Yorkshire

A feature adaptation of famous First World War memoir Testament Of Youth based its location filming in Yorkshire, northern England, but also shot in Oxford and London. The film tells the story of Vera Brittain’s experiences as an Oxford student and then as a battlefield nurse. More ...