Project Description


  • 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 were involved in supporting production during the UK leg of filming, as well as other local suppliers, freelance crew and hotels.

Fortitude’s 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 in the city. Set access was given for a group of seven 17 year old students studying Media Production Diplomas 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. The students produced a short film to document their experience which was screened at a special preview event in Bristol, held in partnership with RTS Bristol in October 2018, ahead of the show’s transmission the following month.

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