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  • Pippa Bhatt

MADAM & James Arthur get NAKED

Madam Films' latest service production is a glorious late 1950s/early 1960s reproduction of the early days of live television. Shot at Black Island studios across one day, the set was complete with original television cameras.

Directed by Mario Clement of German production company, EASYdoesit for Sony. The premise is a romantic short story with Arthur as the host and interviewer of his own live television programme. In the story, Arthur finds himself in the uncomfortable position of interviewing a special guest, played by Cressida Bonas, who happens to be the woman he is in love with. As the story continues, the drama unfolds on screen live in front of an audience of millions.

A one-day shoot with two immaculately recreated sets comprising of the live television studio and an everyday living room. This brought an opportunity to source exceptional art department with immense attention to detail. The one-week turnaround for pre-production required experienced Heads of Department who were able to pull out all the stops in such a short space of time. Production Designer Russell De Rozario’s input to the set was imperative. Having the caliber of MADAM favourite De Rozario on the crew and his network of contacts brought with it the opportunity to bring two original cameras down to London from Birmingham. The final sets, coupled with wardrobe, hair & makeup finely tuned to the era, created a genuinely believable and atmospheric shoot.

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