London comes alive in BT’s new 80s inspired commercial
The London town of Croydon stars as the setting for a musically-inspired commercial from BT. With location support from FilmFixer, the production travelled throughout London to shoot several scenes with synchronised visuals, set to the beat of New Order’s Blue Monday.
FilmFixer CEO, Karen Everett details: “Surrey Street Market can always be relied on as an atmospheric location and this occasion was no exception, with the market working hard to support the shoot. The main actress walks past shutters going down along the market and stops as a truck is reversing out of Overton’s Yard. On High Street, she steps into a taxi and is dropped off at Surrey Street. And back on High Street she passes the Ludoquist – a board game café."
FilmFixer is tasked with managing production activity in a variety of London boroughs, having recently worked on A Very English Scandal and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
Karen continues: “At North End, she passes a queue at the cash machine and someone handing out free papers before she meets a friend. Then once again on Surrey Street Market she joins a queue of people waiting to go inside a venue. It’s a great bit of work that was shot in May this year, with a cast and crew of 120.”
Despite lacking a dedicated financial incentive on commercials productions, London still manages to be a popular filming location for the medium. The capital’s film-friendly infrastructure and breadth of local crew have allowed it to produce some exemplary work.
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