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Refs from a Mercedes/McClaren shot a couple of years ago

I’d forgotten about these. Such a bonkers place…was writing up this piece for WIRED.

PENCIL presents: The Scenic Route, a life in the day of the SLS AMG Gullwing

So for the last few months I’ve been working hard with my lovely sister Jen and the PENCIL gang on The Scenic Route, a short film that shows a day in the life of the SLS AMG Gullwing. It was such fun to do – a real family and friends project. It has some great cameos and beautiful music. We’re really happy with it and proud of it. Share it with your friends!

The concept of the film was born after creative siblings Jack and Jenny Dyson took the Gullwing for a spin and fell madly in love with the car. Rather than give it the usual petrolhead spin, complete with smoking tyre marks and skidding noises, the duo turn it into a character with a beating heart, a roving eye and an ability to bring the world to its bonnet
without ever turning the ignition.

Directed by Nick Jones with cinematography by top car man Tim Green and sets illustrated by Emma Rios, the film features a cameo appearance by British star of the silver screen Emilia Fox, as well as other PENCIL friends and family.

C’était un Rendez-vous

Put on some headphones, hit full-screen and press play.

The guy. Does not. Stop. (until 8.00)

Shot in a single take, this is a classic example of cinéma-vérité. The length of the film was limited by the short capacity of the 1000 foot 35mm film reel, and filmed from a (supposedly) gyro-stabilised camera mounted on the bumper of a Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9.

It’s amazing to look at the other cars as the driver passes them. And the streets are so empty (probably as much because of the time of day it was filmed at.

Also a big fan of the fact that the Google-ad on it is for “speeding offence lawyers” and laser eye surgery.

Thanks Ed!