Treason (2022)


LINE PRODUCER:  Michael Robbins PRODUCTION MANAGER: Sarah Carswell

For this action sequence comprising an escape from a moored houseboat using a rowing dinghy, we were brought onboard to provide picture boat management, action coordination  and safety services. 

Working within the Port of London Authority’s jurisdiction, we provided a range of hero boat options to suit the art brief, and ensured that the selected option was compliant with the technical specification for use within the Port. Working closely with the Port Authority Marine Surveyors, we achieved sign-off within an expedited timeframe. We additionally designed an underwater rigging system to achieve the scripted hero boat action, and in collaboration with the stunt coordinator (Paul Kennington) we ensured that the stunt sequence was executed on location in a safe and repeatable way. 

Services provided:

  • Assistance with facilitating a Port of London (PLA) filming licence for the sequence
  • RAMS, safety monitoring and PLA-licenced safety boats for prep/shoot/strike
  • Tidal modelling to establish tidal window for shooting the stunt sequence on location
  • Hero boat management and marine rigging services
  • Marine action coordination
  • Film crew PPE for pontoon and boat work
  • Hidden cast PPE for use under costume

Who Is Erin Carter? (2023)

Who Is Erin Carter?

PRODUCER (UK UNIT): Donnall McKusker  PM (UK UNIT): Glen Wiggall

We provided a full suite of marine services for the opening sequence of this 7×60 TV series, shot on location at Folkestone Harbour. This pivotal sequence featured the protagonist’s clandestine departure from England by fishing boat.

We provided the following services to support the production:

  • RAMS and technical consultancy
  • Tidal modelling to establish tidal window for picture boat use on location
  • Marine action coordination and UAV-to-boat filming coordination
  • Safety monitoring and in-water safety cover (harbour sequences)
  • Dedicated crew/VIP transfer boat (MCA-coded)
  • Safety boat services
  • Marine PPE for slipway and boat work

Lidl ‘Big On Scottish’

Big On Scottish Dairy

CLIENT: Lidl AGENCY: Accenture Song / Karmarama DIR: Jim Gilchrist

For this 30” campaign for Lidl directed by Jim Gilchrist, we provided marine coordination, safety boat cover and in-water support on location.

The sequence included a kayaking ‘eskimo-roll’ – we assisted the production with kayak procurement, and supported filming with in-water marine support – with cast safety training by Mike Shaw: Team GB kayak coach.

We also provided a zero-emissions safety boat to support the shoot, featuring an ultra-silent fully-electric outboard motor. As well as being kinder to the climate, its propulsion system is also kinder to marine ecosystems – emitting zero fuel, oil, or contaminants during use. 

Loewe Botanical Rainbows (2022)

Botanical Rainbows

CLIENT: Loewe Perfumes PROD: Holmes Production DIR: Albert Moya

For this campaign for Loewe Perfumes / Holmes Productions, we provided marine supervision, safety cover and in-water support for the custom-built underwater set.

Featuring a custom-fabricated mirror-faced heated tank (ACP / MachineShop), we worked with the production company to provide in-water safety cover for artistes, as well as assisting camera,  underwater rigging and set dec.

Fight Your Instincts (2022)

Fight Your Instincts

For this 30s TVC for 2AM Films, we provided marine safety cover and rescue equipment on location in Stratford. 

The campaign launched on World Drowning Prevention Day 2022, and was developed by the UK National Water Safety Forum in conjunction with the RNLI and RoSPA

The filming sequence included cast members climbing over railings, a VFX mannequin being deployed from the bankside, and lighting fixtures placed near the waterline with filming from both sides of the canal. 

Planning a shoot on a canal? 

For all filming projects on Canal & Rivers Trust waterways, we can provide risk assessments, method statements, and a standard marine safety package comprising (as a minimum): 

– Marine safety supervision
– Automatic gas-inflation crew lifejackets (where required)
– 2x liferings on stands
– 2x rescue throwlines
– Filming notice boards

If you require additional logistics, risk management (stunts/boats/immersion) or vessel traffic management, contact us to discuss your requirements. 

The Witchfinder (2022)

The Witchfinder

For this 6×30 series for BBC2, we provided Marine coordination, safety and support across multiple marine locations for the river/lake swimming sequence in Episode 5, shot from shore and camera boat positions.

We provided the following services:

  • RAMS and marine consultancy for Environment Agency filming permit applications
  • Safety boat, camera boat, and in-water cast support at the River Thames location
  • Lifeguarding and in-water cast support at the lake location in Chichester
  • Drysuit and PPE hire for camera shoreline/wading shots
  • Lake water quality testing and analysis for cast immersion
  • Marine coordination and risk management for the shoot

ABRDN (2021)

For this commercial shot in London, we were engaged by Rogue Films to provide a full suite of marine coordination services:

  • Location recce and RAMS
  • Marine coordination for lake canoeing sequence
  • Camera boat (with electric outboard engine)
  • Safety kayaker + cast instructor (British Canoeing accredited)
  • In-water and shoreline safety cover for wading camera positions
  • Specialist medical and rescue cover
  • Lifejackets and PPE for crew working near the waterline
  • Hero canoe charter and transportation