Comic Relief | Pulse Films | 32

Film

Shot on 16mm, this cinematic ad for British charity Comic Relief, in which star talent Peter Mullan plays a grandfather passing on words of wisdom to his grandchild, is a reminder in these increasingly divided times that we have more in common with eachother than we might think.

Filmed in a residential flat in Glasgow, this collaboration between Wonderhood Studios, Pulse Films and LS Productions is a showcase of the beauty found in the everyday; the perfect love letter to Comic Relief's incredible work raising over £1.2billion over the last 30 years.

Creative Solutions


With a unit of sixty five people shooting in a small residential flat, including one VIP talent and three babies with parents, the production team were all systems go; adapting to any challenges to keep the cogs turning behind the scenes so that this beautifully crafted ad could come to life on screen.

Location Brief


The visuals in this ad are reminders of the everyday lives of people in the UK, hence the importance of an authentic, everyday home. The director required a 1960's or 1970's style flat within a residential tower block surrounded by other housing estates, with lived-in interiors that were full of character.

“LS Productions are proud to have supported Comic Relief in this fundraising spot.”

Ellen De Faux

Senior Producer at LS Productions

Location Management


The shoot location was secured the day prior to both the pre-light and art department prep. Our in-house production and location teams on the ground worked tirelessly to ensure the set perfectly met the brief for this national TV spot to appear the following week on BBC One.

A local approach


Glasgow provided the ideal backdrop so that the ad could present a universally familiar scene for everyone watching throughout the UK to relate to. Utilising our extensive online network and relationships with local landlords, housing associations and councils, our locations team were able to secure the property to match this brief within just 24 hours.

“We provided world class support in a short turnaround to achieve the work you see today.”

Ellen De Faux

Senior Producer at LS Productions

We Organised

SERVICE PRODUCTION

LOCATIONS

CREW

CASTING

TRAVEL

ACCOMMODATION

BUDGET

INSURANCE

SECURITY

CATERING

EQUIPMENT HIRE

LOGISTICS AND SCHEDULING

DIRECTOR'S SCOUT AND TECH RECCE

Talent

CREATIVE AGENCY: WONDERHOOD STUDIOS

TALENT: PETER MULLAN

DIRECTORS: 32

DOP: DAVID FOULKES

PRODUCTION COMPANY: PULSE FILMS

PRODUCER: SHIRLEY O’CONNOR

LINE PRODUCER: DAVID FRENCH

SERVICE PRODUCTION COMPANY: LS PRODUCTIONS

SENIOR PRODUCER ELLEN DE FAUX

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