I worked with Cruise and Maritime voyages for 5 years, shooting, directing and editing all their promotional films for their cruises and ships until sadly they did not survive the COVID19 Pandemic and went into administration in the summer of 2020. This was a great shame, they were a great company run by a really enthusiastic team from the management thru marketing as well as all the crew.
When I first approached them it was to do some drone filming for on of their ships, later on I pitched the idea of working with actor Tyler Butterworth (son of the Carry-On actor Peter Butterworth) to act as a guide to their ever expanding fleet. This resulted in a portfolio of films where Tyler interviewed passengers and generally gave a tour of the ships. It was lots of fun, I had some of the funniest shoots I've had with Tyler BUT we created some really well received films AND got to travel and see some great places in Europe.
Client's really don't come any better than CMV they really gave me free reign on the creative front and that really pays off as it allowed us to create some really great films that their customers loved.
Here's one of the last films I shot with Tyler aboard Columbus, mostly filmed somewhere off the coast of Portugal.
Production Company: Pixelwork
Role: Director / DoP / Editor