TNT Television Series Will required data connections for six film shoots taking place at Dragon Studios and a number of remote Welsh castles during the filming of the biggest budget US TV production ever to be shot in Wales.It is anticipated that Will, a high end drama series based on the early life of William Shakespeare, will generate £18m for the Welsh economy.
Set against a contemporary soundtrack, the show stars British actor Laurie Davidson as the young bard in a raucous, bawdy, rock ‘n’ roll-style 16th century London. It comes from writer Craig Pearce, best known for his regular collaborations with Baz Luhrmann including The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet and Strictly Ballroom.
Usually relying on the more temperamental satellite solution the production company wanted to give a more portable option a try. All shoot locations, including Dragon Studios itself, were fully surveyed and a fully bonded solution was implemented allowing all crew members, actors and ancillary operatives to keep connected with the studio and rest of the world.
Location manager Tony Hood said “It is very important to ensure shoot locations have a strong data connection during filming, especially when out in the wilderness of the countryside. Fuse Connect provided a fully networked 4G wifi solution on six remote location shoots during the production of the TNT television series Will. This allowed the actors, crew and visitors to stay connected and ensure communication lines were maintained. We will definitely be using them again.”