After a freak accident during a blackout, struggling singer-songwriter Jack Malik (Himash Patel) finds himself in a world where the Beatles never existed. Taking the opportunity to bring the famous band’s music to audiences, the film sees Himesh propel his career from his home in Suffolk, UK to the hub of the entertainment industry that is LA. The Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool, a city which inspired many of their hits also makes an appearance in the film.
Production in Birmingham began in October 2018 for the 4×60’ BBC One drama. Film Birmingham facilitated the filming and worked with the production company The Forge to find suitable locations that could double for London, and sourced local crew to join the production.
BBC One’s Poldark series has been based in Bristol since it’s first series in 2014. The city’s Old Vic theatre took a starring role in the final season’s opening episode.
Jacaranda Films, PSN Chile enabled the production to capture the real solar eclipse – which lasted for only two minutes and eighteen seconds, by sourcing the perfect location and specialist equipment
Disney’s latest live-action remake Aladdin hit the screens in early May. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film brought to life the fictional city of Agrabah, which until now had only been seen in animated form.
The second series of the spy thriller which sees Sandra Oh play an impulsive MI5 officer in pursuit of international assassin Villanelle, portrayed by Judie Comer continues its game of Cat and Mouse across covetable European locations. Series two picks up after the cliff hanger ending of season one in Paris and continues to take in as many international settings as its award winning predecessor.
Risky Business from Film Construction considers the danger and rewards of shooting in some of New Zealand’s most epic locations
Place Film Series, conceived by Film Construction, showcases New Zealand’s locations and filmmakers through conversations with local production service providers. Risky Business, the first in the series, discusses spectacle, danger and working with Tom Cruise on Mission Impossible 6.
During its initial run, Deadwood, the western drama set in the lawless town of Deadwood, North Dakota during the 1870s was consistently lauded by critics and cultivated a loyal fan base. So when HBO decided to cancel the series after its third season in 2006, cast and fans alike were surprised. After a thirteen year hiatus, HBO has brought the town back to the smallscreen in the form of a movie. We spoke to Location Manager Jesse Lorber to peek behind the scenes of one of the most anticipated revivals of the year.
It is fair to say that in the UK, at least, Benidorm’s reputation precedes it. Having boomed on to the scene in the sixties with the advent of package holidays, it has maintained such a prominent position in British culture that it spawned ITV’s award-winning situational comedy Benidorm, about a group of British holidaymakers who visit the Spanish resort each year, that remained popular for its ten series run. Needless to say, with this my reference point I was more than intrigued to find out what the seaside city could offer to productions beyond the cliched image.