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Vertical Planet is one of the world’s leading providers of Safety, Security, Medical & Risk Management services to the TV and Film industry. Specialising in extreme, remote and hostile environments our technical services are second to none.

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Trailblazers

  • Production Company: October Films for Discovery USA
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX Date: May 2016
  • Filming Locations: Reventador Volcano – Ecuador

Vertical Planet provided full expedition Health & Safety services on location in the Ecuadorian jungle & technical safety supervision inside Reventador volcano. Vertical Planet were responsible for the safety of around thirty crew inside one of South Americas most active and dangerous volcanoes. Duties included Security, Climbing, Logistics, helicopter rigging, Jungle safety, Swiftwater safety cover and medical.

Helluva Tour

  • Production Company: Alleycats for Channel 4 & Fosters Lager
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: May 2015
  • Filming Locations: France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore & Australia

Vertical Planet provided pre expedition planning & safety/Security consultation and on location services to this vehicle borne expedition form London to Melbourne in a campervan for Channel 4/Fosters. Vertical Planet had and SIA certified Close Protection officer accompany the expedition form start to finish. Vertical Planet also provided remote areas medic, expedition leadership and equipment hire throughout.

The One Show - Firewater

  • Production Company: ICON Films for BBC
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: May 2015
  • Filming Locations: South Wales

Vertical planet provided safety consultation and on location safety support and rigging for presenter Andy Torbet as he abseiled down a waterfall at night. This film involved Andy dropping light sticks and a specialist night photographer capturing the “Firewater” image.


Islands in the Sky

  • Production Company: BBC London - Science
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: May 2015
  • Filming Locations: Canima National Park - Venezuela

Vertical Planet provided full Health & Safety and expedition support to this landmark BBC Steve Backshall adventure in the lost land of Venezuela. This two part series sees Steve Backshall and Aldo Kane as on screen adventurers climbing un climbed Tepuis, Exploring never before seen caves and abseiling off the highest waterfall in the world. Aldo Kane was on screen and Vertical Planet provided remote area medic, Climbing & ropes supervisor and general expedition leadership & equipment.

Into the Unknown

  • Production Company: Keo Films for Discovery Channel
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: May 2015
  • Filming Locations: Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

Vertical Planet provided on location Health & Safety support including expedition supervision and Remote areas medical cover for Ed Stafford as he explored unknown areas in the Amazon jungle. Swift water rescue and helicopter operations.

Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar

  • Production Company: October Films for History Channel
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: May 2015
  • Filming Locations: Isle Santé Marie, Madagascar

Vertical Planet provided both topside and underwater safety supervision for the film crew and contributors of a Pirate treasure-hunting expedition. Vertical Planet provided H&S experts, Medics and Safety Divers throughout the 10-week project, which found some of the most valuable treasure ever found.


Comic Relief

  • Production Company: Comic Relief/BBC
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: May 2015
  • Filming Locations: Southampton University Wind Tunnel

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Pandemic

  • Production Company: IKANA Media & CNN Films
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2016
  • Filming Locations: Sierra Leone & Liberia

Pandemic is a Feature Documentary about the global threat of killer viruses. Vertical Planet was based in West Africa throughout the 2014 Ebola outbreak providing the following services: Location Producer, SIA certified Security consultant, Expedition medic, On location safety and expedition logistic support.

High Office

  • Production Company: Alleycats
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: May 2014
  • Filming Locations: Bristol, Avon gorge

Filming safety for a pilot about people working at height in industry around the world. On location safety rigging and supervision.


The One Show – Britain’s Tallest Tree

  • Production Company: ICON Films for BBC Bristol
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: May 2014
  • Filming Locations: Beauly, Inverness

Vertical Planet provided an IRATA climbing/Rope supervisor to rig and supervise presenter Andy Torbet as he climbed and measured the UK’s tallest tree, previously unclimbed. Canopy access techniques and provision of equipment.

RUSH

  • Production Company: Tern TV
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: May 2014
  • Filming Locations: Chamonix, France

Aldo Kane was on screen presenter for adventure show pilot for Discovery Channel. Filming was in Chamonix and involved several adventure sports including abseiling, bridge swinging and paragliding.

Age of Ultron

  • Production Company: Assembled Productions & Marvel
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2014
  • Filming Locations: Longcross&Shepperton Studios

Aldo Kane provided stunt rigging and safety services throughout the production working with and for the stunts department/second unit across all filming locations.


Commonwealth Games Opening Sequence – Danny Macaskill stunt

  • Production Company: BBC Scotland
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2014
  • Filming Locations: Finnieston Crane, Glasgow

Finnieston Crane bike stunt. Vertical Planet worked in conjunction with Stunt Co-ordinator Garry Connery to provide a safe and visually stunning stunt 100 meters above the ground in the heart of Glasgow. Equipment hire, rigging and safety services.

Earth's Natural Wonders

  • Production Company: BBC Scotland
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2015
  • Filming Locations: Gomantong Cave, Borneo

Vertical Planet provided on location Safety, Medical and Security services to this landmark BBC series. Vertical Planet rigged and supervised the crew whilst filming the legendary birds nest collectors in the roof of the cave some 100m up. Vertical and Horizontal camera dolly rigging inside the cave.

The One Show - Britain’s tallest free standing building

  • Production Company: ICON Films, BBC Bristol
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2014
  • Filming Locations: Elmsly Moor TV transmitter tower, UK

Provision of Rope Safety Supervisor for presenter Andy Torbet as he climbed the UKs tallest free standing structure and abseiled down to help technicians change instruments. Provision of equipment, consultation and on location services.


The One Show – Christmas Special

  • Production Company: ICON Films for BBC Bristol
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2014
  • Filming Locations: Claymills Pumping station – Sheffield, UK

Provision of Rope Safety Supervisor for presenter Andy Torbet for a Christmas special abseil. Vertical Planet rigged and supervised Andy climbing a 35-meter chimney and abseiling down inside it. Providing specialist confined space consultancy and rescue services.

Pandemic

  • Production Company: IKANA Media, NewYork
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2016
  • Filming Locations: Democratic Republic of Congo – Multiple locations

Vertical Planet provided SIA certified Security personnel and on location safety & Expedition services in multiple locations within the DRC from Kinshasa to Bumba. Vertical Planet provided all safety and expedition equipment and were responsible for crew safety in all rural/remote locations. Hostile environments consultancy.

Mountain Men

  • Production Company: BBC Scotland - Comedy
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2014
  • Filming Locations: Neilston Quarry

Provision of location safety services for a BBC comedy mountain rescue sequence. Aldo Kane provided working at height consultancy and safety rigging of crew and actors.


In the Heart of The Sea

  • Production Company: Warner Brothers
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2014
  • Filming Locations: Leavesden Studios

Aldo Kane provided IRATA rope access supervision to the Grips department on Ron Howards’ epic feature film. All work was at height on a reconstructed full sized wooden whaling vessel. Provision of services and equipment hire.

Fifth Gear – Special Forces Driving

  • Production Company: North one for Discovery
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2013
  • Filming Locations: North Wales, Walters Arena

Aldo Kane was on screen military driving expert teaching presenter Vicky Butler-Henderson how to drive military vehicles over rough terrain. Aldo and Vicky were on screen over a full special episode. Vertical Planet provided all on screen & off screen safety services.

Countryfile

  • Production Company: BBC Bristol
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2013
  • Filming Locations: Symonds Yat, Ross on Wye, Wales

Provision of Head safety rigger to supervise presenter Ellie Harrison as she climbed abseiled and crossed a Tyrolean traverse. Aldo Kane was involved pre production to produce all the relevant safety procedures and documents.


Richard Hammonds’ How to Build a Planet

  • Production Company: BBC Scotland - Science
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2013
  • Filming Locations: Frassasi Caves, Italy

Vertical Planet provided pre production consultation and on location services to the BBC science production focusing on how the Earth was made. Aldo Kane was H&S supervisor on location in the cave providing Rigging, Medical and Swiftwater rescue safety services.

BBC Midsummer Live

  • Production Company: BBC Scotland
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2013
  • Filming Locations: Isle of May, Scotland

Aldo Kane provided on location safety services for a landmark OB focusing on wildlife on the cliffs of the island. Presented by Catreona Shearer involving boat operations, abseiling and in situ safety lines.

The Gadget Show

  • Production Company: North one for Discovery Channel
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2013
  • Filming Locations: Lake District - UK

Aldo Kane, on screen expert for hiking/mountaineering boot review in the lake district. Aldo tested over ten pairs of boots and selected his best three.


Car vs Wild

  • Production Company: Dragonfly for Discovery Int
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2013
  • Filming Locations: Mexico

Vertical Planet provided stunt rigging, consultancy and on location safety supervision of the series showpiece stunt, winching a jeep up a vertical wall of solidified lava

Superhumans

  • Production Company: BBC Scotland
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2012
  • Filming Locations: The Torch – Doha, Qatar

Vertical Planet provided a four man IRATA certified rope rigging & rescue team to rig and supervise Alain Robert (Spiderman) free climbing the highest building in Qatar. Provision of certified safety & rigging equipment.

The Big Climb

  • Production Company: Alleycats for CBBC
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2012
  • Filming Locations: El Capitan – Yosemite , California USA

Vertical Planet provided the lead rope safety, Medical & expedition safety services to a record breaking climbing expedition. The youngest person to climb a route on El Capitan (Tangerine Trip)Aldo Kane was on screen throughout as climbing expert.


Driven to Extremes (the Coldest, hottest and toughest roads)

  • Production Company: North one & JWT for Discovery International
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2013
  • Filming Locations: Siberia, China & Malaysia

Vertical Planet provided expedition leadership, on location safety & SIA security services for a high profile international vehicle borne expedition in some of the harshest environments on the planet. Aldo Kane was on screen lead safety expert on all three expeditions with Tom Hardy, Adrian Brody and Henry Cavil.

Into the Dark

  • Production Company: Delerio Films
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2012
  • Filming Locations: Slobja Cave system, Slovakia

Head safety supervisor on location providing, caving, rope access, climbing, underwater safety and Swiftwater rescue supervision to an American Feature film.

71 Degrees North

  • Production Company: Fever Media & ITV
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet & Remote Trauma
  • TX/Release Date: 2011
  • Filming Locations: Norway

Vertical Planet provided Mountain guiding, Stunt rigging, equipment hire and general safety services in extreme arctic conditions over a 6-week production. Aldo Kane was on screen safety expert throughout.



Hidden Talent

  • Production Company: Dragonfly for Discovery Int
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet & Remote Trauma
  • TX/Release Date: 2012
  • Filming Locations: Snowden National Park, Sheffield, Old man of Stoer - Highlands

Provision of Rope Safety supervision & expedition logistics on location for climbing documentary

Richard Hammonds journey to the centre of the planet

  • Production Company: BBC Scotland
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2011
  • Filming Locations: Urebank Sinkhole, Ripon, Yorkshire U.K

Aldo Kane – Head Rope & Safety supervisor for “Alice in Wonderland” Sinkhole shoot.

Blue Peter

  • Production Company: BBC
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet
  • TX/Release Date: 2010
  • Filming Locations: Salisbury Cathedral – Salisbury, England

Provision of head IRATA rope safety supervisor on ground and at height, filming the changing of the light bulb on the Cathedral spire, the tallest in the UK.



Richard Hammonds Journey to the centre of the Planet

  • Production Company: BBC Scotland - Science
  • Safety Company: Vertical Planet & Remote Trauma
  • TX/Release Date: 2010
  • Filming Locations: Democratic Republic of Congo. Goma and Nyiragongo

Vertical Planet - Head safety rope rigging specialist & second rope specialist provided expertise to gain access to Nyiragongo Volcano for a joint BBC/Nat Geo Magazine production.



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