Virgin Trains

Great Guns   |   UK

Drawing inspiration from the golden era of rail travel, the film takes us on a romantic, cinematic journey onboard a brand new Virgin Train. But it isn't just the luxurious train that evokes the great days of rail travelů mixed with modern day passengers and staff are stars from iconic train films of the past. The wonders of the old are married with the marvels of the new to stunning effect. The greatest of service with the latest technology, heralding an exciting new day for train travel. The story features a star studded cast list, including Sir John Mills, Cary Grant, Jenny Agutter, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. Reasons for Submission: Virgin Trains TV advert features many artists from old films edited into the new Virgin Train. The old footage was fundamental focus of the advert and dictated the art directional look for the whole film. We had to light each modern day shot to compliment the old footage that would then be dropped into shot in post production. It was only made possible through the very latest digital technology, working with the production company Great Guns, taking 9 months to complete.