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It was a pleasure to work alongside Livett Group again on another successful and exciting shoot. The scenes required for the production of the Netflix production ‘Back in Action’ were for better or worse, scheduled in what was to prove London’s coldest week of the 2022/23 winter.

The high speed scenes in the shoot demanded the fastest speedboats that could be sourced on the Thames, and hence Thames RIB Experience stood out as the obvious choice. There were some really fast-paced shots required for what all-in-all would be an action packed filming job and combined with the huge crew working up, down and across the Thames and their meticulous logistics (and great catering!), this shoot proved to be up there with one of most enjoyable and memorable yet!

We shot scenes at the Royal Docks (where stunt actors were allowed to safely enter the water) and high speed scenes between Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf and even all the way down at the Thames Barrier.

Our boats were rigged up with same specialist camera equipment used in the filming of Gran Turismo and after removing the front row of seats and handrails, the camera operators required a covered booth to be constructed on board to protect them and their equipment from the elements. Our crew were thus left with the boat’s sponsons as the only way to get from the bow to the stern, which required caution even with the extra safety rope which we added. The consistent minus temperatures at night that week meant anything wet, our crew included, was quickly freezing over and care was taken at all time when moving around the vessel.

The other issue thrown up by the operation booth on board aside from mobility, was visibility. The crew lookout position was raised by two foot in order to see over the new structure. At times the skipper was relying purely on instruction from the lookout, which required trust and perfect communication. Especially so during a scene involving a Thames Clipper vessel where the high speed tender launch being filmed by our tracking vessel passed very close with ourselves following, and precise coordination was therefore necessary between all vessels involved.

The logistics themselves were impressive to witness, with huge numbers of vehicles travelling between each hub as the entire production migrated along the river. Half of the Eastcheap Pizza Express was repurposed for the crew, and we were treated well equally at each of the locations being provided all meals and refreshments during shooting.

Overall this was a very exciting film job to have been a part of! We are ready and waiting for the next one!


04 July 2024 /
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