It’s been a jam packed couple of months for everyone’s favourite borough, and in particular our much beloved Large Wasteland located within the diverse Meridian Water site, which also includes the Empty Clothes Factory, and Disused Office. Approximately 35,000m², this space provides a vast open urban wasteland, ideal for those scenes in need of a controllable area / night filming / stunts, with vehicle access possible throughout with a controllable road within. Below are some of the highlights we have had in this versatile space.
When a major TV Drama contacted the Enfield Film Office, managed by The Film Office, looking for a large empty controllable site to film the finale scenes of their shoot, we were more than happy to facilitate them at this fantastic location. Involving a multitude of different set ups, including a helicopter landing, this was a large scale and exciting shoot, that barring some good old fashioned British weather related issues, went smoothly on the day!
Olwyn Hinds, the Film Officer on the job commented “Enfield is full of fantastic locations and this wasteland is no different, paired with a large enough production, it really is a versatile space that allows productions to fully stretch their creative wings. Involving shoot outs and multiple helicopter landings, it was a tricky brief to get right, but on the day it was great to see all the hard work come off for their impressive finale of the series. We manage filming in Enfield to maximise benefits for the council, its residents and businesses and to provide community benefits that extend borough wide. For this shoot we managed to secure 2 paid work experience placements for local students working in the marshalling team, giving them a unique insight into the working process of a large film set. I cannot wait to see the finished results on the small screen when the series airs next year!”
The site has also become a hotbed of filming for music videos over the past month with no less than 3 music videos shooting there! Firstly JP Cooper, the English singer/song-writer filmed scenes for an upcoming music video which involved a large stunt of a car being dropped onto another car. Next was No Rome, a London-based Filipino musician who needed a large space in order to do a set build of a fake wall with a basketball hoop on it.
Lastly Ashley Henry brought his luscious jazz sounds to the site to film scenes for his new song “Between the Lines” featuring Keyon Harrold and Sparkz. Involving carefully choreographed dancing, scenes were impressively shot with a drone, which gave a fantastic and unique perspective looking down on Ashley and his merry band of dancers.
We can’t wait to welcome the next production at this fantastic location!