Approved Contractors

If you are looking for specialist crew to aid in your production we have a list of approved contractors that have experience working with Mayflower Studios.

Action Vehicles

Bickers Action was started by Dave Bickers in 1976 following an illustrious career in motorcycle scrambling. The company has experienced steady growth over the last 45 years and this development has been built on the foundation of the company philosophy to provide inventive solutions, always utilising strong mechanical understanding and resourcefulness. With this basic principle, Bickers Action can meet the industries ever increasing demands and help produce ‘the best’ film and TV camera tracking and stunt action.

Bickers Action remains a family business with Dave’s son Paul as Company Managing Director. The company staff includes a team of stunt engineers who all share a common interest in either two or four wheel motor sport and who possess the keen adaptable skills required to provide the best engineering solutions.

 

Website: https://www.bickers.co.uk/

Catering Services

Crane Hire

Lee Lifting Services Ltd has remained an independent family owned and run crane hire company since being established in 1981. Over this time the company has not only grown in size but in presence within the industry.

http://www.leelifting.co.uk/

Dive Supervisors & Safety Divers

Able to cater for any media project on, in and underwater, providing complete support from ‘concept to wrap’. Offering production expertise and equipment including underwater ‘set’ building and construction, wherever the location worldwide. His combined dive and water safety team, have over a century of experience.  Our efficient problem solving and solution finding; taking the stresses of ‘the unknown’ away, with the friendliest team in the world, where safety is always paramount!

Dan Travers – ‘Diver Dan’ HSE (no.1346), BBC, ITV, SKY and 1st Option – Registered Media Diving Contractor and PADI Diving Instructor working exclusively underwater on film and ‘stills’ projects since 1988, originally starting in front of camera, before becoming part of the legendary & late Mike Portelly’s crew behind it, for 15 years.

Website: https://diverdan.co.uk/

07793 199824
marinedept.co.uk
@marinedept
Ian Creed
Ocean Films Ltd
07811324784
Ian@oceanfilms.co.uk

Paramedics & Fire Safety

Established in 2006, MSS Safety is a globally recognised leader in Safety, Fire, Medical and Rescue services for the production and events industry. We’ve successfully provided safety support for film, television, sporting events, music videos, concerts and brand activations to some of the biggest brands in the world.

https://www.stuntsafety.tv/

Specialist Wire Riggers

Industry specialists in stunt rigging and stunt co-ordination.

Website: https://stuntflying.co.uk/

Rigging services & Stage equipment sales and rental to the media and entertainment industry

Website: https://extremerigging.co.uk/

Stunts & Stunt Coordinator's

The British Stunt Register is the longest established and largest association of stunt professionals working in the Film and Television industry both in the UK and internationally.

https://www.thebritishstuntregister.com/

Underwater Camera

At Ocean Scene Films, we work on everything from feature films to music videos and commercials to art installations, both in and out of the water. We offer a bespoke service with a highly skilled crew and one-of-a-kind underwater housing for Arri, Red, or Sony cameras and more. 

Ocean Scene Films can offer the right people, equipment, and advice for any underwater or dry land production. We also have the facilities to shoot two cameras underwater.

Website: https://marksilk-underwater.com/

 

 

Richard Stevenson – Underwater DP / Camera Operator for TV, Film and Commercials
Underwater housings, lenses, cameras and grip all owned and operated 
 
Tel: +44 7876 256 353

 

Specialised in creating still and moving images underwater.

Using the solitary and open space of the ocean environment, Zena Holloway takes the underwater aesthetic and makes her own magical setting. Her images capture the deep, and often complex subconscious connections we have to oceans, rivers and lakes.

Born in Bahrain and raised between London and pretty much everywhere else in the world, she went on her first dive in England as a teenager. She lived in Egypt and then the Caribbean for a number of years before qualifying as a PADI instructor and Commercial Diver. Charmed by the magic of the underwater world, she began experimenting with a camera and decided to chart her own course in an ultra-niche profession. Nobody showed her the ropes; she taught herself

https://zenaholloway.com/portfolio

Bernie Prentice
Bernieprentice@mail.com
Underwater Gaffer & DOP

Able to cater for any media project on, in and underwater, providing complete support from ‘concept to wrap’. Offering production expertise and equipment including underwater ‘set’ building and construction, wherever the location worldwide. His combined dive and water safety team, have over a century of experience.  Our efficient problem solving and solution finding; taking the stresses of ‘the unknown’ away, with the friendliest team in the world, where safety is always paramount!

Dan Travers – ‘Diver Dan’ HSE (no.1346), BBC, ITV, SKY and 1st Option – Registered Media Diving Contractor and PADI Diving Instructor working exclusively underwater on film and ‘stills’ projects since 1988, originally starting in front of camera, before becoming part of the legendary & late Mike Portelly’s crew behind it, for 15 years.

Website: https://diverdan.co.uk/

Underwater Gaffers

Bernie Prentice
Bernieprentice@mail.com
Underwater Gaffer & DOP

Aaron Keating has over 2 decades experience in the film industry as a Gaffer and from 2011 as an Underwater Gaffer. He has worked alongside many different teams, collaborating to light scenes both with dry and underwater lighting. He is well known in the industry for his hard work, dedication and sense of humour. He has vast experience working on various blockbuster movies and can be relied upon to keep everyone safe, put others at ease and work hard until the job is complete. He can also supply lighting through his sister company The Underwater Lighting Company Ltd as required.


https://www.4rfv.co.uk/c/56101/aaron-keating-underwater-gaffer