BBC Studio Events contacted us here at Sussex Film Office in early 2022 with regards to filming for the 2022 Invictus Games. The brief?

We would like to film a short film with local man Dan Phillips, a military veteran who will be one of the competitors in the 2022 Invictus Games which is happening this year in Holland in April. We are keen to film with him next week on one of his normal training runs that he does along the Cuckmere river meanders in Seven Sisters Country Park. Ideally this would involve some filming with a camera/tripod, plus some drone filming of Dan moving through the landscape.

So, we got to work on securing permissions for filming at the iconinc Seven Sisters,including the use of a drone which requires the operator to have a CAA license authorisation, insurance, risk assessment, and a flight map showing the drone’s launch and landing sites.

Dan, who lives in East Sussex, and 5 crew members arrived for a half day shoot atop the cliffs at 9am, with equipment including a video camera with tripod, audio recorder/mixer with boom mic, CineBike, and a drone camera. 

Watch it here: