& THEATRICAL HIRE
Over the years the
Collection has been involved in a small way with film and TV work. In 1982 six
vehicles were used in the WW2 sequence in Pink Floyd's "The Wall", filmed
at Saunton Sands here in North Devon. In 1984 we specially built a WWII Long Range
Desert Group vehicle for use in a BBC film "The Secret Servant". For
several years, perhaps because of North Devon's perceived geographic "isolation",
we did very little film work, apart from local TV news type features.
we took the T54 to the Paris Motor Show as part of the World of James Bond display.
24 hours at Le Havre docks, with my passport seized, and accused of illegal importation
of arms into France made this a trip to remember.
We had a long wait to see the results of filming "Churchill, the Hollywood
Years", and as yet I have not seen it. The Dodge Command Car we used is for
sale if anyone wants a useful vehicle with bit of film experience. In September
last year the T34 came out to perform with All Murray, for his "Road to Berlin".
As well as the tank sequences, our field was used for demonstrations of other
Russian and German weaponry. The Russian ROK Flamethrower was most impressive,
the SFX boys had certainly made a real working replica which certainly functioned.
provide our own drivers, and as part of a package we can help with the provision
of props and personnel, and with two "serious" T34 jobs we were assisted
by friends in a Russian Living History Unit, who provided a correctly turned out
Russian crew, and also a German opposition. We have also supplied support vehicles
and skilled drivers for off road locations. Many of the vehicles on our fleet
list can be available for film work, and having been around the Military Vehicle
collecting scene for several years, if we don't have the required vehicle, then
we probably know a man who has.
last filming job in January meant taking the T34 tank to Poltimore House near
Exeter for a recreation of the final days of WW2 in Berlin. This was for the Russian
view for the forthcoming series "10 Days To Victory". Aided by some
very good pyrotechnics I would hope the result should be a very realistic recreation.
are some of the productions we have been involved in.;
1982 The Wall ( Pink
1983 Razors Edge
1984 The Secret Servant. Gavin Lyle, BBC
1989 Paris Motor Show, Mondial James Bond
1997 Land Girls.
1998 Perfect Strangers, Family Tree. Talkback
CD Rom. DMPS Absolute, Bristol
2000 The T34 Tank, Flashback Television Ltd.
2000 The Imjin- Reconstruction, Shearman Productions, Bristol
2001 Das Haus Der Schwestern. Zeigler Film
2001 Reign of Fire. Reign
of Fire Productions Ltd.
2001 "The League Against Tedium" Simon
2002 Murder Most Foul. Zenith North.
2003 Building the
Indestructible : Tank, Granada TV.
2003 Churchill, the Hollywood Years.
Hollywood Years Productions (I.O.M.) Ltd
2004 D-Day. Dangerous Films Ltd
2004 The Road to Berlin, All Murray. ITN Factual Ltd
2005 10 days
to Victory. 3BM Victory Ltd.