Thursday, 13 September 2012

Ealing Studios & Tony Benn

Ok so the post is a day late, I'm a busy guy. What can I say?

This week I was contracted for two days, shooting unit stills over at Ealing Studios.
It was on a feature documentary about the life of Tony Benn, the retired MP and old school member of the Labour party amongst numerous other titles.
During his career he was, as he would put it, a sign post and not a weather cock. Sticking to his views and beliefs even if it caused him to become unpopular in certain circles, whilst others went with whatever the current popular opinion was.

Whatever your political views are, it is always interesting to sit and listen to the stories from a person who was actually there.
The film is also very much about the man himself as he tries to explain more about how his political position and vilification in the media affected his family and home life. He spoke of his regrets and of his life now.

It was a very interesting set to work on and an honour to meet him.

The documentary is called Will and Testament.

And to add the extra cherry on the top we were shooting on stage 2 of Ealing Studios.
Ealing is the worlds oldest continuously working film studio in the world!!!

Until I get clearance to post any production shots, here are my personal geeky shots.


Me, geeking out in front of studio 2.

Up on the grid, way about the sound stage floor. Its is one seriously cool looking grid.
You can really see how old the studios are and can only imagine who has been up there over the years.

Another for my pitch black collection.

Wrap day group photo of the whole team (minus me) with Tony Benn in the middle.

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