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