Broadcast News
Bookmark and Share
06/11/2007
New Age Of Travel Launched On Silver Screen
Olympic film-makers, New Moon, has followed up their multi-award winning London olympic bid films with another Great British promotional epic entitled, 'The New Age of Travel'.
Marking the historic launch of the new high-speed rail link to the continent and the re-opening of St Pancras Station as the new home of Eurostar in London, London Continental Railways invited New Moon to create a visual narrative that expressed the human element of this enormous engineering achievement.
The film will be screened as the centrepiece of the royal opening at St Pancras Station in the presence of the Queen.
Directed by New Moon’s Daryl Goodrich and shot by Lee Pulbrook, fresh from his Emmy success, this beautifully shot piece belies the fact that filming took place amidst the construction of Europe’s largest building project.
“As the film is about people, we were able to navigate around the challenges of working on a set that wasn’t yet built,” said Goodrich, “but under different circumstances, I’m sure the film would reveal much more of the stunning architecture of the Barlow shed”.
Built in 1886, St Pancras is one of Britain’s most iconic Victorian buildings and the film makes a nod to its past, celebrates its re-emergence and looks to its future.
This engineering feat has been the culmination of a project that has been some 10 years in the making and is the UK’s first new railway for 100 years.
Set to stirring music composed by Mike Dixon and performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the film charts the journey of a variety of travellers as they make their way from the continent to London.
As John Hannah narrates its progress, the faster, greener Eurostar speeds through perfect countryside and urban sprawl alike. The travellers, who include British stars Kristin Scott-Thomas and David Coulthard, relax on board, whilst their family, friends and lovers make their way to St Pancras to meet them.
The film captures the excitement that travel can inspire and expresses the vibrancy and optimism of the British capital.
'The New Age of Travel' culminates in a series of emotional meetings, including one which features a jilted Terence Stamp.
The location for this emotive finale tales taking place in front of ‘The Meeting Place,’ Paul Day’s sculpture of a couple embracing, reminiscent of the film, Brief Encounter.
New Moon have also created three supporting ‘interstitials,’ to be shown alongside the film at the opening events. These short authored films feature David Coulthard, Kristin Scott-Thomas and Terence Stamp paying homage, in their own words, to what can only be described as a great feat of engineering.
Caroline Rowland, Group Managing Director, New Moon said: “Making films that express what Great Britain – and particularly, London - is all about in the 21st Century is a huge privilege. The whole team have risen to the occasion and feel proud to have had the opportunity to be part of telling another truly great british story.”
(SP)


Top Broadcast News Stories
Subscribe to Daily Broadcast News
20/10/2014
Playbox Heads To AfriCast Exhibition
PlayBox Technology will demonstrating the latest additions to its range of broadcast playout and branding solutions at the biennial AfriCast exhibitio
20/10/2014
Rogue Element Provides Open Source Digital Camera Solutions
Rogue Element has become one of the first digital cinematography firms in the UK to take on an Open Source policy for its rental division by providing
20/10/2014
Axon Delivers First Master Control System
Omroep Zeeland in the Netherland has received Axon Digital Design's first master control system SynMC. Omroep Zeeland is the broadcaster of the Dut
20/10/2014
Colorfront To Set New Performance Standards At SMPTE 2014
Colorfront is to set new performance standards and demonstrate a host of features for Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) post production, and IM
20/10/2014
Robe Helps Kick Off Sunday Night Football
A back-wall of 72 x Robe CycFX 8s and Pointes helped create effects for Carrie Underwood's Introduction for NBC’s 2014 Sunday Night Football. Los A
20/10/2014
Snowdrum Audio Visual Chooses Marquis X2Pro
Marquis Broadcast has announced Snowdrum Audio Visual based in Tel Aviv, Israel, has selected X2Pro for its latest project, Cutting Edge MD, for worki
17/10/2014
SMPTE's Post-IBC Report...
At this year's IBC show in Amsterdam, over 50 SMPTE members were speakers during technical sessions, and more than 107 SMPTE sustaining members exhibi
17/10/2014
Avid Supports Irish Sound Students
Avid has announced that Irish creative media educational institution and Avid Learning Partner, Pulse College, has launched a Masters course in Scorin
17/10/2014
Trickbox Hosts Directing And Mixing Courses
Trickbox TV is hosting a series of Live Directing and Vision Mixing short courses at its studio, Tower Bridge TV Studios, in Central London. The tw
17/10/2014
Matrox To Showcase At Inter BEE
Matrox Video and local distributor Japan Material are to showcase the X.mio3 family of multi-channel SDI cards for developers, the new VS4Recorder Pro