FOCUS talks to John Lygo of Film Floor Ltd.
FOCUS talks to John Lygo of Film Floor Ltd, on location temporary flooring, sound stages and portable buildings
Focus 2017 was a great success for us. Much of our target client base was in attendance. As a relatively new company, it gave us the platform to hook up with many influential people from the industry. These contacts have proved to be instrumental in the advancement of Film Floor as the ‘go to’ provider of temporary structures/ Sound Stages and the acoustic treatment of existing buildings.
Please tell us briefly about Film Floor?
We see ourselves as solution providers – we build robust temporary structures that can be positioned on any type of terrain due to our unique decking system. Workshops, prop stores, hair and make-up, dance tents etc.
Our MaxR Sound Stage structure – currently at Langleybury Farm Studios – is being replicated at several other sites in 2019.
Interestingly, we are seeing increasing demand for our sound proofing/acoustic treatment capabilities. We can transform shell buildings into a ‘film friendly’ spaces utilising various sound proofing techniques – coupled with our high load bearing floor system, if needed.
What productions have you provided production services for in the past few years and where?
Currently we are hosting the ITV Morse prequel – Endeavour – at the Langleybury Sound Stage. A long-term shoot that should wrap sometime towards the end of November. We have several structures completed at the recently resurrected Bray studios for props, construction, costume, and canteen. This is for the Elton John biopic Rocketman. Our decking system is currently being used for the new Fast and Furious shoot.
This year we have made contributions to The Crown, Mamma Mia 2, Mary Poppins Returns, Harlots, The Turning, The Kid Who Would be King, as well as many adverts and music videos. We are also in the process of providing temporary soundproofing at a warehouse structure for a large-scale shoot, penciled to start production sometime first quarter 2019. Next year is already starting to hot up !
Film Floor Ltd was born out of the parent company – The Structure Group. T.S.G. acquired a well-deserved reputation in the events industry for providing large scale temporary structures e.g. building the equestrian centre in Greenwich Park at the 2012 Olympics, and converting Hampden Park from a football stadium to a track and field facility which hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It wasn’t long before the Film industry began to access TSG for its expertise. As a consequence Film Floor was set up specifically to address this business demand. Directors Allen Revell and John Lygo have a deep history of delivering on time, on budget, robust structures.