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Locations and Safety Work

Adventure Consultants' film experience is vast.  Our Director Guy Cotter's experience goes from behind the camera capturing sought after footage in the Himalaya, Antarctica and New Zealand, through to the coordination of many specialist film projects.  Guy's extensive alpine experience combined with his knowledge of film production, location scouting and safety is an asset to any film maker.

He has coordinated a team of specialist personnel for many alpine film shoots, including documentaries, commercials and a feature film - The Vertical Limit; a large scale Hollywood production recently filmed in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Guy's role was advisor to the Director, First Unit Safety Coordinator and coordinator for a specialist film unit in Pakistan. In 2014 Guy is working as the Key Alpine Advisor to a Hollywood movie about the Everest 1996 story being shot on location in Nepal, Italy and in the studios in London of Working Title.

An exciting project was the making of a documentary entitled X-Force - The Science of Mountaineering with Natural History New Zealand. The film follows the progress of Guy Cotter, Takashi Ozaki and Bryan Moore on our successful expedition to Makalu in 2001 and has amazing graphics explaining the science behind high altitude mountaineering.

Our portfolio for leading and overseeing Safety, Locations and Talent includes Columbia Pictures with ‘The Vertical Limit’, Warren Miller, PBS with ‘Anyplace Wild’ and ‘Wild Productions’, Nova, BC Productions, ‘Road Rules’, BBC, Eco-Challenge, Paddy Pallin, Louis Vuitton - Incredible Journey, Gap - Athleta 2009/2010/2011/2012, Beyond The Edge 2013 - the feature film story of the first ascent of Mt Everest by Hillary and Tenzing in 1953.

In 2014 Guy was the Key Alpine Advisor for the movie Everest and also supervised Mountain Safety on location in Nepal and in the Italian Alps. His role in the movie, which tells the story of the Everest 1996 disaster, is played by Sam Worthington. Click here to read an article from Locations Guide about the making of this film.

For more specifics on Guy's film, safety and project management experience, click here.
 
Adventure Consultants can provide the following services:

  • Location Scouting
  • Film permit coordination
  • Helicopter support
  • Communications
  • Weather forecasting
  • Location Safety and Medical support
  • Rigging
  • Specialist talent


Upon receiving a locations brief we can provide a comprehensive report on location logistics, resource requirements and associated charges.

Project Management

We have decades of experience in remote area development within the adventure industry. Our services include Project Management, Consultation and Co-ordination, Safety Auditing and Safety Plan construction.

Contact us to see how we can help you achieve an adventure project.
 

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Click here to read an article from Locations Guide about the making of the 'Everest' film.

 

 Opus Momentum - Safe and sound in Milford

“On 12 November 2012, a 15m wide, 23m high piece of rock, originating from high above the Western Portal of the Homer Tunnel, hit the Milford Road, damaging signs, the tunnel entrance and two vehicles nearby..."

“The need for expert alpine health & safety expertise was identified early, and having Adventure Consultants as part of the team was critical to the project’s success.”

Click below for the full article which appears on page 12.

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