I was very impressed with how the team handled the special effects."

A fire on board ship leads to the death of a young seaman. This dramatic reconstruction of the fire and the subsequent enquiry was used a part of a training programme for fire investigators. This was quite difficult to film as it involved all the challenges of working on board a real ship as well as creating special effects to give the illusion of a fire in the engine room. With the help of the Plymouth Fire Brigade we made a set inside one of their safety chambers that was an exact replica of part of the engine room. Then we set fire to it! It’s the fire officers that you see fighting the flames. We swopped our actors into the fire officer suits for the matching close shots.The end result is very convincing.

Producer Jayne Chard

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