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