At the end of last summer we met with Nick Hanington of Weston Canoes based in Weston Longville, Norfolk. Nick is a super talented chap who builds beautiful wooden canoes by hand and we were delighted to make a craft film about the process using a modern documentary style of filmmaking to tell the story.
We broke the film down so half was filmed in Nicks workshop, documenting some of the stages that go into every canoe Weston build. The other half was shot in a couple of beautifully wild locations on the Norfolk Broads to encourage the idea of adventure and exploring the water by boat. It was in these locations that we decided to also call our Good friend Paul who is our go to Drone Operator at Drift Media, to use his drone to film the environment in a way to establish the scale of wilderness and solitude experienced while on the water. Paul worked together with Schoolhouse Director Peter Naylor who used the drones camera to shoot the Ariel footage, a choice which we are very happy with as the results were a beautiful way to end the film.
We have to say an additional thanks to Gramercy Park Studios who handled all of the post production on this project. The guys did a fantastic job and it was a pleasure to work with them during this collaborative process.