Film & Television Props


Over The Moon Tents in collaboration with Classic Canvas have launched a website that showcases the tents we have provided to the film and television industry.  www.TentsForFilms.com has a gallery of photos showing a variety of our tents out on film location and in studios.  In future as more projects are undertaken we will be using this site to exclusively provide information relating to tents being used as props.

Tents For Films website screen shot

Tents For Films website screen shot

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It was a thrilling day of tent erecting in Elstree today.  The OTM crew got to visit the famous studio’s and the sound stage that was home to the Star Wars films.  Elstree is also home to the “Big Brother” house and “Who Want’s To Be A Millionaire”.   

 

The young Padowan's are in awe at being at the home of Star Wars

The young Padowan's are in awe at being at the home of Star Wars

We were on site to erect a military marquee for a forthcoming supermarket commercial.  We had to adapt to working with a hard surface and we utilised 2500ltrs of water, giving us 2.5tons of anchorage in the absence of ground stakes. The crew had a fun time and enjoyed being part of the creative scene at a famous studio.

 

The Army marquee takes shape

The Army marquee takes shape

 

All done.  Getting ready to go. Spot the other sets for use as different era's during the 20th century

All done. Getting ready to go. Spot the other sets for use as different era's during the 20th century

Born of Hope, a film covering events prior to the Lord Of The Rings movies continued shooting in March.  They had four days worth of shooting over two weekends at West Stowe Anglo Saxon village, near Bury St Edmunds.  We were lucky in having two dry and sunny days for both the set up and take down. It was a pleasure to work in such a tranquil setting and we were pleased to help the project by providing the tent and crew for free.  Thanks to Kate for the Apsalls cider for the crew at the job’s end.

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See the BornOfHope website for more info and the footage so far.

Military Tent for film crew, West Stowe Anglo Saxon village

Military Tent for film crew, West Stowe Anglo Saxon village

 

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Born Of Hope is a fan film being produced by a group of talented writers, film crews, re-enactors and fans for no financial gain but just for the love of Tolkien and a strong creative urge to embellish some of the work started in Peter Jackson’s epic films. Indeed some of Jackson’s team are lending a hand.  Check out the video on the website. It looks very professional.
This hour long original drama is set in the time before the War of the Ring and tells the story of the Dúnedain, the Rangers of the North, before the return of the King. Inspired by only a couple of paragraphs written by Tolkien in the appendices of the Lord of the Rings we follow Arathorn and Gilraen, the parents of Aragorn, from their first meeting through a turbulent time in their people’s history.
Over The Moon tents are proud to be providing our military tents for productions crews to use on the next shoot at the West Saxon village in March 2009.
Gilraen, Dirhael and Ivorwen ready for an Orc attack.
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A scattered people, the descendents of storied sea kings of the ancient West, struggle to survive in a lonely wilderness as a dark force relentlessly bends its will toward their destruction. Yet amidst these valiant, desperate people, hope remains. A royal house endures unbroken from father to son.

Arathron fighting Orcs

Over The Moon Tents had a call from The BBC on Monday asking if we could hire a Tipi to them for a film shoot for that afternoon . We were happy to oblige and after a scooting upto our store to load up we were in Aldenham near Watford for the set up on the village green.  The filming was for “Stewart Lee Comedy Vehicle” due to air in spring 2009 on BBC1.  We enjoyed watching the filming today, the weather was cold and clear so we were all wrapped up.

Painted Tipi on location with the BBC

Painted Tipi on location with the BBC

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