The Siege of Rochester Castle
Brief: Produce a documentary drama
Location: Rochester Castle and surrounding area
Audience: Over 1,000 people watching the video which was projected onto the side of the castle
It's one of England's most historic moments - the siege of Rochester Castle in Kent. Rebels occupied the site in 1215 in a bid to overthrow King John. Now, 800 years later the event has been marked with a re-enactment of the famous battle.
To celebrate the event, Medway Council commissioned Ground:zero Productions to produce a docu-drama hi-lighting the events that led up to the successful destruction and storming of the castle.
A national reenactment society provided all the actors and horses as well as all the props and a Great Hall location which doubles as Rochester Cathedral.
The second day of filming was the battle sequences at the castle. Our challenge was to make the fighting between a couple of dozen men look like a battle of thousands.