Merton Film Office, managed by The Film Office has seen a broad range of shoots over the past few months, we’ve picked out of our favourites below!
Get Fit With Vitality and the Apple Watch Series 7
Production company Merman London contact us in October of this year looking for a park to film a school sports day scene for a TV spot they had been commissioned to make for Vitality in conjunction with the new Apple Watch Series 7. Dundonald Recreation Ground was chosen as the perfect location. This large park situated close to Wimbledon High Street with its open fields, and residential backdrop offered the perfect location to the production. Check out the ad below!
The Other One
Written and directed by comedian Holly Walsh, The Other One follows Catherine “Cathy” Walcott & her half sister, Catherine “Cat” Walcott, who had no idea of each other’s existence until their father’s untimely death at a birthday party. Debuting in 2020, the show stars Ellie White, Lauren Socha as the two lead characters with supporting cast including Rebecca Front, Caroline Quentin and Neil Pearson. The production shot scenes for the show along St Marks Place next to Wimbledon Station where an actor comes out of a pub and gets food from a takeaway van.
Olwyn Hinds, the Film Officer on the job commented “It’s been a great year at the Merton Film Office, where we’ve seen a great increase in filming post COVID, and it’s fantastic to welcome shows of this size to the borough. Filming brings ample benefits both locally, on the ground and widespread and I can’t wait to see what Merton looks like on camera when the second series premiers next year!”
Lastly we had a commercial in the borough for Whatsapp filming scenes for their new spot entitled “Just Send It – View Once”. The production filmed scenes for the spot in one of our underpasses in the borough of different BMX cyclists performing tricks underneath the road. The commercial highlights a new feature on Whatsapp that allow users to send a picture to their contacts to only be viewed once, check out the spot below!
Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year from everyone at Merton Film Office! We can’t wait to see what exciting projects will come to the borough in the new year!