Baby Driver and Dunkirk win location filming awards

Edgar Wright’s heist movie Baby Driver and Christopher Nolan’s period film Dunkirk have won top prizes at the Location Managers Guild International’s (LMGI) Awards.

Edgar Wright’s heist movie Baby Driver and Christopher Nolan’s period film Dunkirk have won top prizes at the Location Managers Guild International’s (LMGI) Awards.

Supervising location manager Doug Dresser and his colleague Kyle Hinshaw were recognised for their work on Baby Driver (below) that filmed in US production hub Atlanta.

Baby Driver and Dunkirk win location filming awards
Baby Driver

“Baby Driver was originally written for Los Angeles, but due to tax and production incentives it was changed to Atlanta,” said Dresser, in comments to KFTV when the film was first released.

“Edgar Wright then changed the script to be set in Atlanta so we didn’t have to cheat it as another city. We scouted for just over two and a half months in October to December, prepped after the first of the year and shot in the spring.”

The Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment was also recognised by the LMGI as the outstanding film commission of the year, for its work on Baby Driver.

“The city of Atlanta was great,” Dresser told KFTV. “The Mayor’s Office of Film and Television, the state film commission, Atlanta PD (police department) and the Georgia state troopers were a tremendous part of making this movie a success."

Dunkirk

“What’s different is this is a movie about Atlanta - they understood that and helped us in any way that they could,” said Dresser.

Atlanta was also in the spotlight for Netflix drama series Ozark that doubled multiple parts of the city for rural Missouri. The locations team – comprising Wes Hagan, Kevin Dowling and Patrick Rofoli – were recognised in the LMGI’s Contemporary TV Series category.

Ben Piltz and colleague Arnaud Kaiser came out on top in the LMGI’s Period Film category for their work on Nolan’s Dunkirk (pictured above) that is set against the backdrop of the evacuation of Allied troops from northern France in mid-1940.

Although location filming did take place on the beaches of Dunkirk, including rebuilding the infamous ‘mole’ pier that facilitated access to incoming boats and ships, scenes set on the open water were shot in a lake near Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Baby Driver images: Wilson Webb/TriStar Pictures/Sony. Dunkirk image: Paramount/Warner Bros

Baby Driver and Dunkirk win location filming awards
Baby Driver

Edgar Wright’s heist movie Baby Driver and Christopher Nolan’s period film Dunkirk have won top prizes at the Location Managers Guild International’s (LMGI) Awards.

Supervising location manager Doug Dresser and his colleague Kyle Hinshaw were recognised for their work on Baby Driver (below) that filmed in US production hub Atlanta.

“Baby Driver was originally written for Los Angeles, but due to tax and production incentives it was changed to Atlanta,” said Dresser, in comments to KFTV when the film was first released.

“Edgar Wright then changed the script to be set in Atlanta so we didn’t have to cheat it as another city. We scouted for just over two and a half months in October to December, prepped after the first of the year and shot in the spring.”

The Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment was also recognised by the LMGI as the outstanding film commission of the year, for its work on Baby Driver.

“The city of Atlanta was great,” Dresser told KFTV. “The Mayor’s Office of Film and Television, the state film commission, Atlanta PD (police department) and the Georgia state troopers were a tremendous part of making this movie a success."

Dunkirk

“What’s different is this is a movie about Atlanta - they understood that and helped us in any way that they could,” said Dresser.

Atlanta was also in the spotlight for Netflix drama series Ozark that doubled multiple parts of the city for rural Missouri. The locations team – comprising Wes Hagan, Kevin Dowling and Patrick Rofoli – were recognised in the LMGI’s Contemporary TV Series category.

Ben Piltz and colleague Arnaud Kaiser came out on top in the LMGI’s Period Film category for their work on Nolan’s Dunkirk (pictured above) that is set against the backdrop of the evacuation of Allied troops from northern France in mid-1940.

Although location filming did take place on the beaches of Dunkirk, including rebuilding the infamous ‘mole’ pier that facilitated access to incoming boats and ships, scenes set on the open water were shot in a lake near Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Baby Driver images: Wilson Webb/TriStar Pictures/Sony. Dunkirk image: Paramount/Warner Bros

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