This was our first time working with Biggin Hill and this film was the centrepiece of a far bigger project. The Memorial Museum opened in January 2019 and Chocolate won the pitch to kit out the building with AV. We re-enacted a WWII sequence when young RAF pilots waited for the scramble bell to ring and fly into the skies without knowing if they would come back. The film needed to be immersive and projected onto a wall.
For Whom the Bell Tolls
We wanted to build up the tension and that sense of not knowing when the bell would ring. We worked closely with the curators to make sure they had the right attire for the right time of year, it was interspersed with British Pathé footage, along with our own footage of a Hurricane propeller filmed at Biggin Hill. We also made a point of using new, young talent looking for their first break into acting.