Morrison's - Christmas: It's not all perfect!
We recently facilitated filming on the latest commercial for Morrison's Christmas advertising campaign. Ben Greenacre (Location Manager) and Academy Films contacted us asking if the versatile York Hall could be made available to accomodate a range of requirements: chickens; boxing; person engulfing Quality Streets and traditional nativity plays were all part of the initial enquiry.
York Hall offers a brilliant venue for a variety of shoot requests. A huge atrium-come-theatre space offers art deco period features, rich in atmosphere and artistic potential. The room is surrounded at balcony level by seating which gives you both a view of spectators or vantage points for filming from above.
The Hall also has a large swimming pool, which has been used before for underwater and of course pool side shoots. Along with a gymnasium, spa facilities, bars and the grand entrance hall. All-in-all it really is a cracking place to film with a great deal of diversity.
As you can see from the video, Morrison's took full advantage of the space: using the stage for it's nativity: the atrium space for the boxing ring sequence and the green rooms for preparation and somewhere to grab a few minutes down time.
Take a look at the final advert here and also the making of Morrisons 'Your Christmas' TV advert.
As always feel free to get in touch for enquiries for the hall or any of our other locations and let us know what you think of the final shoot via our twitter.
Look forward to speaking with you soon.