Marine Film Services & Coordination
BETTER BY WATER
Livett’s are the go-to experts for all UK and international marine film services and coordination. For over 40 years, we have been trusted to provide the ultimate turnkey service for film and television production companies looking to shoot the perfect scenes on – and sometimes in! – the water.
From rivers and streams to lakes and seas, our experience and knowledge of filming on waterways of all sizes is unrivalled. We are exceptionally proud to have worked with some of the world’s biggest studios and media producers, and have been credited for our marine coordination services in countless Hollywood films and world-famous television shows. We are equally every bit as proud of our work on smaller productions too, such as one-off documentaries and YouTube series.
In addition to the extensive skills and background of our marine coordination team, we also own the most varied and high-quality fleet of any UK-based marine film service provider. This includes several road transportable camera boats, safety boats and action boats – enabling us to provide comprehensive services to productions both nationwide and internationally.
We go wherever you’re filming
Although we are primarily based on London’s River Thames, Livett’s specialist marine film services are available to clients wherever they are needed – whether that’s in the UK, Europe, or the rest of the world.
We have worked on many marine filming projects of all budgets and scales across the globe. Often our marine coordination work is supported by our own fleet of versatile vessels, which makes filming on the water a much more hassle-free experience for clients.
From straightforward establishing shots to complex stunt scenes involving dozens of vessels – and everything in between – we always go above and beyond to ensure the perfect shot is achieved every time, wherever filming takes place.
Our Marine Film Services & Coordination clients
Livett's Marine Film Services
Thanks to our wide-ranging experience of enabling and delivering successful marine film shoots worldwide, Livett’s can help production teams with every single aspect of filming on the water.
Our dedicated UK, European and international marine film services include:
Vessel Hire & Boat Wrangling
Advice in Gaining Permissions
Exceptional marine film coordinators with unparalleled experience
Our team of highly experienced marine film coordinators is led by Livett’s directors Chris and Ed Livett. Between them they have over 40 years of marine film coordination experience, working on countless film and TV productions.
This includes some of the biggest cinema releases and TV series in recent years, as well as some of the most complex scenes to ever be filmed on water. Recent well-known examples include:
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Thor: The Dark World
- James Bond: No Time To Die
- James Bond: Spectre
- James Bond: The World Is Not Enough
- Mission: Impossible – Fallout
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Gangs of London
- Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
- Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics
Marine filming often presents numerous challenges, the most common being changing tides and weather conditions affecting schedules. Rest assured our masterfully skilled marine coordination team have experienced every challenge possible and are highly adept at meeting and overcoming any unforeseen issues.
The best marine film services fleet in the business
We are the proud owners and operators of dozens of high-quality vessels which can each provide their own unique contribution to filming on water.
Our varied fleet includes numerous camera boats, safety boats, action boats, drone platforms, speed boats and specialist craft, as well as flat top pontoons which provide stable platforms for filming plate shots and stunts.
Should a specialist vessel be required to meet the needs of the production, we also offer a unique boat search and wrangling service.
Marine Film Services Case Studies
Hollywood blockbusters, world-famous media franchises, unmissable television, PR launches, TV adverts and even the occasional music video – when it comes to marine filming and coordination, we’ve worked on just about everything.
We have been central to hundreds of film and TV productions on the River Thames – more information on which can be found on our River Thames filming page – but some of the most recent marine filming work we have undertaken away from the River Thames includes: