Award Nomination for Best Digital Producer

Dan Fox, Creative Director of Chat Noir Productions Ltd., has been shortlisted by Audio Production Awards 2017 for ....

Best Digital Producer

This award recognises an individual who understands the social media environment, and is able to deliver smart, creative content that makes full use of the platform it’s on.

The nomination is for Dan's work to promote the B7 Media's Dan Dare Audio Adventures, through more than 4 uniquely crafted films. Here is one of the films: Dan Dare - A Brief History.

Chat Noir Productions documentary on BBC Inside Out

A DAN DARE mini-documentary will screen as part of an upcoming edition of "Inside Out" BBC North West on Monday 2nd October at 7.30pm.

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The mini-documentary will tell the Frank Hampson’s story, celebrating Dan Dare and The Eagle, and bringing the story up-to-date showcasing our all-new audio adventures.

The film is still scheduled to be shown on Monday October 2nd at 7.30pm on BBC One North West. If you have a Sky Box you can watch the regional opt for the NW on channel 958. 

It will of course be on BBC iPlayer shortly afterwards for 30 days.

The mini-documentary was produced by Chat Noir.

Back in trenches

Today Chat Noir has been filming a 1940s style war movie scene as Chester Military Museum. Using real period uniforms and the museums trench exhibition as a set, the scene was filmed in just an hour, before the building was opened to the public.

Excerpts from the scene will be used in a new film celebrating the RE:NEW project, Chester’s new Cultural Centre.

World War II Props

When working on a drama project, 50% of the work happens before we even get on set. Today in preparation for tomorrow's shoot at the Chester military museum, Chat Noir have been working on creating a World War II era military ID.

In the trenches

Today the cameras stayed at home, while Chat Noir went on a location scout to Chester Military Museum. As part of the on-going RE:NEW project, a location was needed to film a short 1940s style film. Thankfully, the trench display at the museum proved to be perfect.

Filming is to take place in the next week, so look out for our on-set report.

Down by the riverside

This morning, Chat Noir Productions were up bright and early. We were filming in Chester even before the early morning joggers had arrived.

Capturing the early morning sun, today's filming was for a sequence in a new film celebrating the RE:NEW project, Chester’s new Cultural Centre.

Langford Estate Filming

Today Chat Noir Productions were back at Rhuddlan Castle, this time filming shots on land belonging to Lord Langford of Bodrhyddan Hall. These shots give a unique view of the castle, especially shrouded in the beautiful morning mist.

Rhuddlan Castle - Day 2

Chat Noir Productions are proud to have finished a second day of shooting at Rhuddlan Castle in North Wales, in conjunction with Lost in Castles and with permission of Cadw.

Rhuddlan Castle - Day 1

Chat Noir Productions has just finished the first day of a shoot at Rhuddlan Castle for the latest Lost in Castles documentary.

Ghosts of the Odeon

"Ghosts of the Odeon" centres on a young boy’s journey around the long forgotten cinema. Exploring from the lobby to the auditorium, he encounters echoes of the past, as iconic movies come to life.

While much of the film relies on replicating music and sound cues, it was also necessary to recreate a number of classic movie scenes. Characters including Han Solo and Indiana Jones were joined by creatures from Alien, ET, Jurassic Park and Gremlins.

The Chester Odeon is a place filled with many happy memories and "Ghosts of the Odeon" recaptures the excitement of growing up loving movies.

Filming inside Chester's Art Deco Odeon

Today Chat Noir were filming Ghosts of the Odeon in the 1936 Art Deco Chester Odeon, in the heart of the city's Northgate quarter. By late 2016, the building is due to be redeveloped into Chester's new cultural centre.

Amsiggel in Moroccan

One of our on-going projects for the last couple of months has been "Amsiggel". This video is made up of a series of watercolour pictures, with a narration in Morrocan. For the past eight years our client has been working with a film company in the south of England, to see this work put together, but without any real progress. We're pleased to say the client is receiving a proof copy this week, after a few months of work.