Project Description

Fortitude (Sky Atlantic)

  • Channel: Sky Atlantic

  • Production Company: Fifty Fathoms Productions

  • Genre: Drama

  • Writer: Simon Donald

  • Director: Kieron Hawkes

  • Producer: Andrew Wood

Third and final series of the Arctic thriller starring Richard Dormer and Dennis Quaid.

The four-part drama filmed on location in Svalbard, Norway where writer Simon Donald found his original inspiration for the series, whilst interior scenes were shot on set at The Bottle Yard Studios.

The team built sets in three studios (Tank Houses 1 & 4 and Studio 2) spanning a total of 50,0000 sq. ft. of space, basing all departments on site for six months. Onsite tenants MTFX, Phoenix Casting, Visual Impact, Robert Plant Hire and TR Film & TV Scaffolding Services supported production as well as other Bristol suppliers, freelance crew and hotels.

Producers also lent their unparalleled support to the Studios’ ongoing work, supported by Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees, to create new skills opportunities for young media talent. Set access was given to seven 17 year old students studying Film & TV Production Diplomas on site with further education provider boomsatsuma. The group experienced the working high-end TV set and interviewed the Director, Producer, Assistant Producer, Production Designer and key cast, plus camera, sound, makeup, costume, unit photography and publicity departments.

Students produced a short film documenting their experience which screened at a special RTS Bristol preview in Oct 2018, ahead of the show’s transmission the following month.

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