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Fashion photo shoot for Bonapart Denmark

Wednesday February 8, 2017

In May we did an 8 day photo shoot for our returning client Bonaparte from Denmark with photographer Stephane Maffair. Lots of different locations were needed, from city to beach to forest locations – the shoot went very well , and we hope they will return soon again.

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Femmi9 photo shoot fashion in Cordoba

Wednesday February 8, 2017

The wonderful and ancient city of Cordoba was chosen for the shooting of projects for Fadi International for Middle-Eastern high end fashion shoot. The German photographer Jan Mielke contacted us in March , as his client was searching for the perfect “one thousand and one nights“ location for this Saudi Arabian client. We proposed locations …

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ChloBo photos shoot fashion in Cordoba

Wednesday February 8, 2017

For the UK handmade designer jewelry ChloBo our brief was to find interior and exterior locations with a bohemian free living style and a touch of the orient. Granada was originally proposed by the client Wirebird marketing UK , but our locations photos from Cordoba city and outskirts convinced the client to take the shoot …

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With Christmas break over, it was early January and the Santa Monica crew  were sat in the office trying to guess what was to be our first confirmed  job of 2016. The phone rings and suddenly we have a rush job for a new secret car……non-other than Aston Martins latest super-car the DB 11. A …

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After an initial contact and brief in late August, we commenced location scouting in early September the beautiful city of Cadiz, (the oldest constantly inhabited city in Europe). The script was written about the members of staff of the German embassy in Tunis and the intrigue occurring while they were hostages of terrorists there. Due …

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A warm Autumn brought us a 5 day project for a secret car from Porsche through our client Evo 7 with whom we had shot last year, this meant that security from the client would be very strict and we would need to take all precautions to avoid the car being seen. Extra road blockers …

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July saw us prepping a major ten day shoot for the brand new Land Rover Discovery Sport and the latest Range Rover Evoque. We would be shooting stills and footage on some of the most beautiful and radical mountain roads in the scorching 40C heat of the Summer. Locations included Malaga, Almeria, and Granada. Above, …

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The Costa del Sol was chosen by Chinese lingerie designers La Clover for an intense two day shoot with Italian beauty Bianca Balti. Santa Monica Productions had been recommended highly and we came up with two really special locations the client liked. Early October in Europe can be rather tricky for light. Our chosen locations …

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After some not inconsiderable scouting around Malaga for locations that would be similar to Santiago de Chile we “came up with the goods” and a shoot-date was set. What was originally a three day shoot was condensed into one very intensive day. The story was about    Honecker, the last director of the old East Germany …

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Santa Monica Productions was also contacted in March by Magic Flight Films from Berlin They had a film project for a thriller called “Die Informatin” , the script required locations to double for Turkey and Bulgaria. Scouting began in early April, and with only two days to shoot all the necessary scenes it was imperative …

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