Written by on Apr 6, 2012. Posted in Production News

MJZ recreates the US for McDonald’s on location in central England

MJZ is recreating US locations including New York, Chicago and Texas for a new McDonald’s spot. The high street in Tarporley, a small town near Chester in central England, has been one filming location this week.

David Sejrup has been working with the production through Cheshire West and Chester Council: “We’ve had set dressing including American-style fire hydrants, replaced signage, several New York yellow cabs and steaming manhole covers.

We’ve had set dressing including American-style fire hydrants, replaced signage, several New York yellow cabs and steaming manhole covers.

David Sejrup, Cheshire West and Chester Council

“There were also 20 or 30 extras in American-looking clothes and several dressed as American police officers. As I understand it, the concept was a US setting but put through a UK filter.”

The turnaround from planning to actual filming was much quicker than usual, leading to tensions among a handful of local businesses on Tarporley’s high street who said they hadn't been informed in time. McDonald's has disputed this to local media, saying letters were sent out in a timely fashion.

The spot will be released in the next few weeks.

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