How we filmed a broadcast quality spot with a run ‘n’ gun crew in Guyana
When Seymourpowell commissioned us to produce a video for one of their clients in Guyana, we knew we were in for an adventure.
As soon as we arrived in Guyana we were eager to get started. The first day we spent recceing some of the most beautiful locations I’ve ever seen. By the end of the first day we could visualise the storyboard and plan for each day ahead.
We chased sunsets, wound through the Demerara river on a sturdy wooden boat, and marched through endless sugarcane fields. Our film crew worked closely with our Guyanese clients who were accommodating, friendly and extremely patient, it was an absolute blast working with them. We filmed at the distillery where they produce some of the world’s finest rum, and I have to say, I’m a bit of a Rum enthusiast now! The final product is going to be absolutely amazing, I can’t wait to see it!
Some days were hotter or longer than others, we were filming in the remote jungles and townships of Guyana, every day presented its own set of obstacles.
But we all felt passionately about the project we were working on, and we were determined to get the best shot at every single step of the way. This film was about the people connecting with the elements, how the river, the fields, the rain and the rum is such an important part of their lives.
So whatever challenges we faced each day, we pushed through them and continued filming. And in the end, I think we managed to capture something truly special. The beauty of this land and its people is undeniable.
When we finally wrapped the footage we captured was incredible. We had an amazing time filming in such beautiful locations.