Production: Creative Chaos, Inc.
Photographer: Lachlan Bailey – Men and Women
Photographer: Benny Horne – Divided and Kids
Local Production: Caribbean Crews
Location: Antigua, West Indies
In December of 2014 our good friends at Creative Chaos extended another amazing opportunity to scout a destination location. This time we were headed to the Caribbean Island of Antigua in the West Indies! Our direction from Executive Producer Jenny Friedberg was to cover the entire island in 1 week, focusing on beaches… Oh, how tough life can be sometimes! Luckily we were connected with Joseph (“J”) Rainy and Caribbean Crews. His extensive knowledge of the island and many years of experience working on productions in the Caribbean were quickly put to use. He guided us around the 108 square mile Island showing us nearly every accessible beach and interior region of the stunning country along with a few small islands off the main land. The work was challenging, the days were hot and the hours were long; but a plunge into the warm winter waters of the Caribbean Sea whenever possible made it well worth it! Matt and Jason will always have a place in their hearts for the the Island of Antigua and it’s beautiful people.
The following month Jason returned to Antigua to location manage the 2 week production. The location chosen for much of this work was a stunning remote beach only accessible by four wheel drive trucks. This is where J Rainey’s wealth of experience on the island really came into play… Under his direction, the local crew he assembled made quick work of clearing brush and building a tent city for production complete with restrooms and power! No cell service, but no one was complaining about that. We just immersed ourselves into the clear warm waters rather than into our mobile devices.
Photographer Lachlan Bailey shot the men and women over the first several days of production. The Women models included Natasha Poly, Joan Smalls Rodriguez, Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes. Working with talent of this caliber in a remote location was an experience I’ll never forget! The TV commercial was shot while Jason took a 2 day “break” gearing up for the divided and kids shoots. Benny Horne arrived to shoot the younger models and we had an absolute blast playing, I mean working on the beach! Have a look at the final images below along with some of our scouting images. We are available anytime to return to the Caribbean for your scouting needs!
BIRDMAN SCOUTING IMAGES:
Final Ads – Women
Final Ads – Men
BIRDMAN SCOUTING IMAGES:
Final Ads – Divided
Final Ads – Kids