Ideal World for C4 EQUINOX / Discovery.
A Soviet Cold War secret weapon that could revolutionise air transport.
Dir: Hamish Barbour
This was a production for the well regarded C4 science series, ‘Equinox’. The Director, Hamish Barbour, has a great instinct for spotting a good story and ‘Ekranoplan’ had lots going for it - a bonkers Soviet ‘Cold War’ secret weapon, interesting and understandable science, a race to exploit the invention and a surprising twist to the tale. Added to that, good research had uncovered fantastic archive footage from the US, Germany and Russia and a number of quirky contributors to add a bit of colour.
Hamish is a Director who is happy to give the people he works with a bit of creative space so, rather than sit on your shoulder, he’ll discuss where he want to go with a sequence and then get out your way for a few hours while you get on with it. Lovely! - especially on a project like this where you’ve got so much good material to work with.