The Location Guide delves into the unique challenges 1917 presented the location department from scout to strike with Supervising Location Manager Emma Pill who says “I have never worked on anything like this before”.
Set in London and the surrounding home counties Mammoth Screen's adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel stays true to the period Edwardian setting of the orginal novel, but substitutes southern locations in favour of doubles in the north-west of the UK.
Set in Dublin, Ireland, the series follows an investigation into a murder of a girl found at an ancient stone alter deep in Knocknaree woods, where twenty one years earlier three boys went missing. Out of the twenty-six weeks spent filming on location, the production spent just two in the Republic of Ireland.
I have a real patchwork vita but it has always been about media. I studied visual communications at college and my first experience with scouting was 18 years ago when I worked as a production assistant for a commercial production company. We had a big shoot for a Burger King spot coming up. The client wanted to shoot a Motorcycle Chapter Clubhouse full of bikers. I thought "this is exciting, I can do this".
Production for Amazon's upcoming action-thriller series Hanna was truly international. The story follows Hanna, a teenage girl who has grown up learning to survive in a isolated forest in Northern Poland. When she decides to leave these safe confines, Hanna becomes the target of characters linked to her past.
The production spend which would not have taken place without the tax reliefs, referred to as additionality was worth GBP4.1 billion to the UK economy in 2016. Each pound of tax relief provided generates a GVA return of GBP7.69 for film, GBP6.10 for high-end television and GBP4.00 for games.