The King (2020)

For this feature film shot on location in Wales, filming took place aboard a replica sailing vessel – The Matthew of Bristol. We provided personnel aboard the vessel to:

  • Liaise between the sailing crew, production team and wider marine teams
  • Assist with filming passage planning and MCA coding exemption criteria (with special dispensation to exceed coding restrictions agreed specifically for the shoot)
  • Coordinate boat-to-boat transfers of personnel to expedite egress from set upon wrap of the picture boat
  • Liaise with support tug unit (EXT VFX plate shots)

For the beach landing scenes on location at Oxwich Bay, we additionally provided personnel for:

  • Shoreline and in-water support / safety cover
  • Marine installations of modular floating pontoon
  • Camera boat operations

The Third Day (2020)

This SKY/HBO 6×60 series and 1×720 immersive livestream (The Third Day: Autumn) featured locations across the east of England. This included two substantial blocks of filming on Osea Island (limited access by tidal causeway – or by boat!), as well as various estuaries and beaches across Kent and Essex. 

Onboard from early prep, Focus Marine provided a range of marine support services including: 

  • Tidal surveys and location feasibility reports
  • Technical recces and marine consultation
  • Marine transport facilitation for 200+ cast/crew on island
  • Helicopter operations (MEDEVAC) coordination
  • Hero boat research, procurement, and transportation coordination and management
  • Personnel for marine filming operations including:
    • Camera boats
    • Safety boats
    • Support craft
    • Lighting barges 
    • In-water support
    • Wading and shoreline rescue cover
    • Marine supervision  (main unit) and coordination (2nd and splinter units)
  • RAMS and passage planning for mid-water hero boat sequences
  • Artiste training (with RYA accredited personnel) for marine action sequences
  • Marine pyrotechnics procurement and risk management 
  • HM Coastguard liaison services for filming operations

Rebecca (2020)

For this feature film shoot in North Cornwall, we provided crew for the following services: 

  • Hero boat research, procurement and preparation for SFX rigging
  • Transport co-ordination for hero boat between vendor, SFX workshop and set
  • Camera boat and safety boat operations on location
  • In-water safety personnel
  • Shoreline safety personnel and supervision

Trying (2021)

For this Apple TV series shoot on Regents Canal in London, we provided personnel for:

  • Underwater camera support/rescue boat
  • Bankside and water safety
  • Transport coordination for movement of equipment and rigging by boat during prep/strike
  • RAMS and river works licence application for pre-filming riverbed survey to identify any hazards
  • RAMS and application for Canal & River Trust filming permit

ABRDN (2021)

For this commercial shot in London, we provided a full suite of zero-emissions marine 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