When you're the Executive Producer on films with budgets that routinely hover around the USD150 million mark, you expect to get a lot of messages. For the first 20 minutes I spend with Kevin de la Noy on a wet Friday afternoon in west London, he gets a phone call every 40 seconds.
If you want to hear about why Ridley Scott is the most talented director ever, where to find ‘royal palace’-calibre stately homes, the new Millennium Film Finance Corporation and Egyptian camel-wrangling, then you’d enjoy a chat with feature film Executive Producer Nigel Wooll.
Born in Paris, Arnaud returned to the city at 18 to study cinema. He discovered all the different jobs that the industry offers and three years later he started to work as a location trainee. He rose through the ranks and became a Location Manager for feature films in 2008.
Scott was born in Red Deer in Alberta, Canada. He moved to Burlington, Ontario, when he was 11, and studied business at university. In 1998 he applied for a location PA position on the TV series Due South and has worked in the location department since.
Rob studied Architecture in Bristol, which didn't quite work out, but initiated his fascination with the city’s urban fabric. Spurned by the BBC as a trainee cameraman for wearing glasses, he discovered the North of England and the benefits of an HGV licence.