Ed Livett – Marine Coordinator
Ed Livett is the Managing Director of Livett’s and oversees the company’s renowned marine coordination and filming division.
An eighth generation River Thames Waterman and Lighterman, Ed has worked on the River Thames and connected waterways for over 15 years. In that time he has developed unrivalled knowledge in marine coordination, specialising in marine filming, making him the go-to expert for all production companies looking to film on water.
A legacy of maritime expertise
Ed comes from a long line of Watermen and Lightermen, with the Livett family having worked the tidal River Thames in London since 1710. His father, Chris Livett, is Bargemaster to HM King Charles III and is a pioneer of filming on the River Thames.
His marine coordination work includes groundbreaking scenes such as the iconic opening boat chase in James Bond: The World Is Not Enough.
Ed’s deep-rooted connection to the waterways has instilled in him a profound understanding of the intricacies, challenges, and possibilities of filming on water. As such, Ed possesses an innate passion and understanding for marine coordination, making him uniquely qualified to navigate the complexities of marine filming.
Unparalleled knowledge of all boats and craft
Ed boasts an extensive understanding of boats, vessels and craft of all varieties and sizes. Livett’s own one of the largest fleets on the River Thames, ranging from camera boats and drone platforms to speedboats and safety boats.
Ed has also sourced and worked with hundreds of different vessels for various productions over the years. These range from passenger vessels and sailing ships, to rowing boats, motor vessels and everything in between.
This expertise enables him to not only find and select the perfect boats for your filming requirements, but also coordinate them effectively to ensure a seamless and efficient shoot on any waterway.
Expertise in water safety
Safety is of paramount importance when filming on the water and Ed has a comprehensive understanding of safety practices and precautions on all categories of water. All marine coordination work is meticulously planned and executed with the utmost attention and adherence paid to essential safety regulations.
No matter the size and scale of the shoot, the priority is always the same: to create a secure environment for both crew and talent, giving clients peace of mind when working on the water.
Extensive global network in the marine industry
Ed has spent many years building a vast network of contacts in the marine industry worldwide. Whether you need support with filming permits, logistics, or securing specialised equipment, Ed’s connections are invaluable to any marine coordination project.
Strong relationships with key industry players allows Ed to navigate the complexities of international filming seamlessly, ensuring a smooth production process no matter where your project takes you.
An unrivalled portfolio in film, TV and live events
Ed has provided marine coordination services to over 500 productions, including Hollywood films, big-budget TV series, and world-famous live events. He has played an integral role in projects such as the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony, multiple James Bond and Marvel films, and advertising collaborations with renowned brands such as Nike, Adidas, and the NBA.
Notable productions Ed has worked on in recent years can be seen on his IMDB profile and includes:
- The Boys In The Boat
- James Bond: No Time To Die
- James Bond: Spectre
- Thor: The Dark World
- Fast X
- Fast & Furious 6
- Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
- Mission: Impossible – Fallout
- Gangs of London
- Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
- Lockwood & Co
- Anatomy of a Scandal
- Liam Gallagher: Down By The River Thames
- NBA on the River Thames
- London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks
- Amazon Prime – Premier League Launch
- Adidas – Football Creator Dock
Picture-perfect marine coordination for all types of shoots
Whatever your filming requirements are, Ed has the marine coordination skills and knowledge to make it a reality on water. Ed has extensive experience in marine coordination for all types of shoots, including:
Plate shots and establishing shots
Regattas and flotillas
More than just marine coordination
On top of world-class marine coordination, Ed is uniquely qualified to assist with every aspect of your production, whether it’s on the River Thames or further afield domestically or internationally.