In 2016 we produced the official viral video campaign for the Bournemouth Wheels Festival, which featured a tribute to The Italian Job. Well known for his precision driving stunts and live entertainment, Paul Swift and two of his fellow heist companions brought three classic Mini Coopers to Bournemouth to conduct a series of recces of our home town in advance of the festival.
Our task was to capture the Minis driving in several different locations in a series of manoeuvres including:
- Suiting up for the mission
- Driving along the Bournemouth Gardens
- Grabbing an ice cream
- Lapping both Bournemouth and Boscombe Pier, upsetting a fisherman in the process
- Attempting to ascend and descend the Toft ZigZag
- Coming face to face with the famous passenger land train which runs between both piers
All of the above had to be complete in one day. We were on site from 6am and thanks largely to the weather that day and indeed to the skill and organisation of Paul's team and Bournemouth Council, we were all wrapped up around 12 hours later. An exhausting but thrilling day of work, the results of which are shown in the official video.
The brief also required us to capture aerial photography of the action sequences and for this we hired Nick Stubbs, a professional video and aerial photographer based in Weymouth. We were absolutely delighted to work with Nick. The footage he captured of the Minis in their various locations was stunning and we would have no hesitation in recommending him or using his services again in the future.