Back in August, May wrote a great “Life on Set” piece about our reviviscence post lockdown; and the measures we went through to update our working practices in these post Covid times. Thankfully, due to an influx work, the post on this piece was put on the back burner, but its our great pleasure to share it with you now.

Beautiful Northumberland

With a landscape of uncertainty regarding if and when filming practices would get back to normal, we thought it would be beneficial for our core team to test our updated practices before we put them to work on a clients set. A couple of days out in our local countryside was just what we all needed (especially after being cooped up in the house for 3 months), so we decided to shoot a piece championing the beauty of the area.

Each scene was designed to challenge and test various common shooting scenarios. From intimate moments shot with social distancing considerations, to working outdoors with a minimal crew, each challenged the practices that have become second nature and made us look at how these should change so we can operate with safely in mind.

Whilst we learned a lot, and have made several developments in our way of working since, the final piece shows how we can still produce work of standard with the considerations we currently have to work with.

A huge thank you goes out to everyone that was involved, giving up their time to help us achieve this.

Stephanie Noble – Woman
Mason Plews – Man

Charlotte Bottomley – Producer/AD
May Sweeney – Assistant (Everything)
Dan Douglass – Behind the scenes
Hayley Adams – Remote Styling and MUA

Beltingham House – Location Sponsor
Saviours Haven Sanctuary – Animal Sponsor
Barbour – Wardrobe sponsor
Cotswolds Distillary – Product sponsor

Ross Dixon

Creative Director