Protect Against Clothes Moths
1 x 4’04 / 1 x 30”
English Heritage commissioned Hark to produce a short evergreen film to promote their expertise around the management of clothes moths in their properties, and to give viewers of their popular YouTube channel advice about how to deal with these pests in their homes.
Holly and Matt from the Hark team headed to Apsley House, impressive London seat of the Dukes of Wellington, to capture expert advice from Dee Lauder (Collections Pest Control Manager, English Heritage) and Dave Pinniger (Entomologist). The mansion, with its rich fabrics, provided the right backdrop for the film which explored some of the methods English Heritage uses in its historic properties and those that the public can employ at home to combat the little critters!
I've had a great experience working with Hark. In my work, we're often putting people on camera who might not be experienced at being interviewed on film and it's essential for us to work with filmmakers who are sensitive to this and can put them at their ease. We've found Holly and Matt to be warm, friendly and flexible; both projects where we've worked together have required them to adjust to changing or short timescales, and they've adapted with an ease and willingness that just makes them a joy as colleagues. They're also great fun, with a brilliant can-do attitude that makes our sometimes complex shoots much easier. On top of all this, we've been delighted with the end products they've delivered; they've been beautiful, thoughtful pieces of filmmaking which have proved really successful in achieving our aims and popular with viewers.
Ally Davies, Digital Content Editor, English Heritage