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Tees Barrage International White Water Centre is featured in the highly praised, multi award winning Hollywood blockbuster.

Film: 1917
Awards: 3 Oscars, 7 Baftas, 2 Golden Globes & many more.
Production Companies: Amblin Partners, DreamWorks, Neal Street Productions, New Republic 
Production Dates (on location at Tees Barrage): June 2019
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: George MacKay (Pride), Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch and many more

Below is the official trailer of 1917.

The scenes were shot on the 150 metre stretch of the long course in order to film several river scenes which were stitched together to make one longer continuous scene. This was all made possible because the centre had the ability to simulate extreme water conditions such as waves and rapids in a controlled environment.

In a recent interview with Indiewire, Oscar®-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins known for The Shawshank RedemptionNo Country for Old Men and Blade Runner 2049, spoke about filming at Tees Barrage and how it was all made possible by building a road out of scaffolding to follow the water flow in order to follow George Mackay down the course.

Read more about the filming of 1917 at Tees Barrage here.

For more information about film production at Tees Barrage please contact [email protected] or telephone Chris Gibbens, Centre Manager on 01642 678000 for more details on your exact requirements.

Scroll down to take a look at production photos and the film featurette.


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