The Bench

A great script beautifully executed.

This half hour drama starring Leslie (Dirty Den) Grantham and Maria Aitken was written by the late acclaimed writer Nick Darke. One of the challenges for director Jayne Chard was the lovely shot near the beginning of the film where the camera swoops down from the cliff top to the beach to find the two main protagonists. It was not possible to get a crane onto the beach so in the end a jimmy jib was used with remarkable results.

The crew all camped out in a Dorset caravan park for a week - the stars of course stayed in a nearby luxury hotel! The music was by first time composer Richard Blair-Oliphant who went on to score many successful series after his break with Hummingbird.

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Hummingbird Films is an award winning Production Company formed in 1990. We have made series and one-off's for all the major broadcasters and are a Channel Four and BBC approved supplier. We are now starting to produce feature films for cinema release.