David Beckham in reverse for Xmas Haig!!
Art Departments Alex Marden recently art directed the new Haig commercial For RSA Films featuring David Beckham working it backwards with friends on a night out clubbing. A complicated shoot over several days in various London locations she was ably assisted in dressing the sets by Vicky Hurley and propmen Edd Barker, Nick Cosens and Dan Bryant – it looks great!
Peter Kay raises the game with the new Warburtons commercial – Pride and Breadjudice!
Warburtons hilarious new commercial hit our screens on prime time saturday night television with the extended showing of the their latest “film” starring Peter Kay in a bodice-ripping send-up of all things cinema.
Designed by Art Departments Clare Clarkson in the summer she had this to say about the experience “Phew! Thank God Warburtons is now out! Keeping that a secret has been nearly impossible! Peter Kay is a comic genius and a complete professional. He’s also charming and kept us all laughing on the shoot with his on set pranks – on offering to help me move a sofa I pointed out he couldn’t assist me as I was ’The Help’ but he could sit on it while I carry it, something that anyone who has watched his antics on Children In Need in the past will be familiar with!!”
A joy to work says Clare and ably directed by Declan Lowney it has had over a million hits of YouTube.
Agent Provocateur – ‘Oops!’ directed by Anton Corbijn
Art Departments Production Designer John Bramble was reunited this year with the acclaimed director and photographer Anton Corbijn.
It was twelve years ago that John last worked with Anton on the music video for Coldplay’s “Talk” the last single taken from the album X & Y. Stylishly shot in black and white in the studio, with a B movie feel Coldplay land a retro 1950’s space ship on a alien planet, that is also home to a 30ft tall tin robot!
John was nominated for the Best Production Design/Art Direction award at that years MTV Music Video Awards, along with Art Departments Art Director Mark Scruton.
Black Label’s Dominic Freeman produced this short film for Agent Provocateur with Jules Fennell. Anton was given the freedom to come up with the script and idea which is always nice and Set Decorator Derek Scriminger, who worked with John on Antons Coldplay video was hired to assist John along with Art Departments Romain Hemeray and Propmasters Simon Clifft and Nick Cosens.
Shooting over two days in June with two very scantily clad models at the former Wapping Hydraulic Power Station – a fine example of victorian industrial heritage, blessed with pure symmetry, and grand scale…the building that is!!!
The “Oops!” soundtrack/music – came from Massive Attack – “Pray for Rain” whom coincidentally John worked on director Walter Sterns uber music video “Angel” also by Massive Attack.