CAMA Assetstore is nominating the Art Dept for The Essex Serpent (Apple TV+ and See-Saw Films), for its commitment to working more sustainably in very challenging circumstances. On location in the Essex estuary, the Art Dept worked closely with the Producer and Marine Dept, who were committed to protecting the biodiversity of the salt marshes. On location, nothing was built from scratch, instead sets were adapted from existing buildings. The tide directly affected access, so crew, equipment and props had to be sent out by boat. The rule was “if you can’t carry you can’t take” which was supported fully. The Sustainability Co-ordinator and Art Dept ensured set pieces and props were donated to various organisations or stored with CAMA. Two arctic trucks worth of set-build: an entire bedroom, 3 window-seat structures, floorboards, windows, stairs, a cupboard and exterior wall flats was donated to Ravensbourne University, for their filmmaking students. The Essex Serpent was an Albert Certified and accredited production.
This award is supported by Universal Pixels