Location Scotland opens NYC office to promote film locations
The new set-up is a partnership with NYC-based production company North Sea Air, run by Scot Graeme McLean and Amy Lipkin, providing LS’ first overseas outpost.
The first official international co-production from LS New York is an online film for Eden Brewery, advertising a whisky called Eden Mill, Spirit of St Andrews, to be launched later this month. It was shot over three days in the St Andrews area and included a day of aerial filming. McLean and Lipkin attended the shoot, with LS Motion providing crew, kit and production support.
LS already has a history of collaboration with American companies, having worked on campaigns with brands such as GE, Vanity Fair and Nautica.
Marie Owen, LS managing director, said of the new partnership: “We have found that there is strong interest from major US-based brands and media in using Scotland as a location, whether demand is for the rugged wilds of the Scottish Highlands, our sweeping beaches or the distinctive architecture of our cities. It therefore seemed like a natural next step for LS to establish a permanent base in New York to make the most of this opportunity – and Graeme is perfectly placed to support our ambitious goals for growth in the US market, given his knowledge of Scotland and his experience in the creative industries.”
For more on filming in Scotland, take a look at our production guide here.