‘Monster Hunter’, a new short film from RSA Films director Alexander Farrell, explores the power of imagination and the importance of dreaming big. Born in collaboration with Seagate Technology’s premium brand LaCie – the film was created to celebrate LaCie’s 30th anniversary. Shot over ten days, from the deep dark waters of Loch Ness, to the depths of the blustery Scottish Highlands, Alexander set out to capture the mystery that surrounds the waters of Loch Ness and the creature below, but what he found was less haunting. The nine-minute film, which was presented at the International Broadcast Conference in Amsterdam, follows the “Monster Hunter” Steve Feltham. Since 1991, Steve has been hunting full-time for proof of the Loch Ness Monster, sacrificing his relationships, home, and career in search of something bigger. A celebration of imagination and freedom, “There’s great power in the imagination” said Steve, “some grow out of it, others don’t”.
Filming Monster Hunter
Speaking about the filming process Alexander said “we set out to capture the mystery that surrounds the waters of Loch Ness and the creature that lives below, and we discovered a man that loved the beast with all of his heart. To him, it wasn’t necessarily the Loch Ness monster being real that was so important but the idea that it was possible, that’s the magic. He encouraged us to do the same… dream big.”
For more than 30 years, LaCie has been helping creative professionals to maximise their content potential; alongside with Seagate both brands have been creating solutions to facilitate creative workflows. “Together we stand beside the creative industry, helping filmmakers, small production/post-production houses, and global broadcasters protect their content. Our precision-engineered data solutions developed through sustainable and profitable partnerships help manage large amounts of data while ensuring it is secure and accessible anytime, anywhere.” said Ekaterina Wilk, EMA PR manager for Seagate/LaCie. “No matter where your stage is located – isolated mountains, far away arctic circle, or a fancy London studio; and no matter what stage you’re at in your creative process, LaCie and Seagate solutions are designed to help you move data and ideas forward—turning projects into accomplishments.”
Monster Hunter Credits
Filming was shot by RSA Films director Alexander J. Farrell with producer Arielle Wyatt, cinematographer Joshua Lunt, and head editor Bailey Tom Bailey, working with Seagate Marketing Organisation and Corporate Communications team.
Post production was done at Galaxy Studios, Antwerp, by post production manager Erika De Bondt, sound designer Marius Heuser, and colourist Dieter Allaerts.