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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.

Credits

Production Name:

One Strange Rock

Production Company:

Nutopia For National Geographic

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX Date:

2018

Filming Locations:

Angel Falls – Venezuela - November 2016

Description:

Vertical Planet provided all technical rigging, supervision and expedition logistics for a technical climbing sequence on Angel Falls.  The shoot involved multiple climbing and abseiling locations, supervision of climbing camera operators and general on location Health and Safety on the world’s highest waterfall.

 

Production Name:

Our Guy in China

Production Company:

North One TV

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX Date:

November 2016 (Shot October 2016)

Filming Locations:

China – Beijing, Shanghai & Taklimakan Desert

Description:

Aldo Kane and Vertical Planet provided security/safety services to Guy Martin as he continued his “Our Guy” travelogue throughout multiple filming locations in China.  The month long expedition was primarily vehicle based and included Guy’s record breaking bike ride through the Taklimakan desert.

 

Production Name:

The Gadget Show

Production Company:

North One TV

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX Date:

November 2016

Filming Locations:

New Forest - UK

Description:

Aldo Kane was onscreen survival expert for Channel 5’s Gadget show where he was pitching his survival skills against presenters Jason Bradbury &OrtisDeley.

 

Production Name:

One Strange Rock

Production Company:

Nutopia For National Geographic

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX Date:

2018

Filming Locations:

DR of Congo – Goma – Nyiragongo Volcano (August 2016)

Description:

Vertical Planet provided the full safety team including Paramedic, on screen safety and IRATA rigging supervisors to facilitate the filming sequence inside Nyiragongo Volcano, one of Africa’s most dangerous and active volcanoes.  Vertical Planet provided all expedition logistics, in country security, expedition and rigging/rescue equipment and full technical climbing supervision for the Nutopia film team.  This is the second time that Vertical Planet have supervised filming inside this volcano.

 

Production Name:

Cannibal River (working Title)

Production Company:

BBC Science

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX Date:

Spring 2017 - BBC 2

Filming Locations:

West Papua New Guinea - Indonesia

Description:

Vertical Planet and Aldo Kane provided all of the technical location safety services for the month long expedition.  The expedition set out to Follow Steve Backshall as he tried to make the first descent of the mighty Balium River in West Papua.  The river had never been paddled before and saw the team face huge life threatening challenges.  Aldo was also on screen partner of Steve Backshall as well as providing all of the logistical, safety and technical whitewater supervision.  (Shot in June/July 2016)

Production Name:

Trailblazers

Production Company:

October Films for Discovery USA

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX Date:

May 2016

Filming Locations:

Reventador Volcano – Ecuador

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

Helluva Tour

Production Company:

Alleycats for Channel 4 & Fosters Lager

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2015

Filming Locations:

France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore & Australia

Description:

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. 

 

Production Name:

The One Show - Firewater

Production Company:

ICON Films for BBC

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2015

Filming Locations:

South Wales

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

Islands in the Sky

Production Company:

BBC London - Science

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2015

Filming Locations:

Canima National Park - Venezuela

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

Into the Unknown

Production Company:

Keo Films for Discovery Channel

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2015

Filming Locations:

Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar

Production Company:

October Films for History Channel

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2015

Filming Locations:

Isle Santé Marie, Madagascar

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

Comic Relief

Production Company:

Comic Relief/BBC

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2015

Filming Locations:

Southampton University Wind Tunnel

Description:

Vertical Planet worked in conjunction with Comic Relief to build test and supervise a stunt with a presenter being suspended in a wind tunnel.  Aldo Kane provided on location Stunt rigging & Safety Supervision.

 

 

Production Name:

Pandemic

Production Company:

IKANA Media & CNN Films

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2016

Filming Locations:

Sierra Leone & Liberia

Description:

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. 

 

Production Name:

High Office

Production Company:

Alleycats

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2014

Filming Locations:

Bristol, Avon gorge

Description:

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

 

Production Name:

The One Show – Britain’s Tallest Tree

Production Company:

ICON Films for BBC Bristol

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2014

Filming Locations:

Beauly, Inverness

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

RUSH

Production Company:

Tern TV

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2014

Filming Locations:

Chamonix, France

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

Avengers Age of Ultron

Production Company:

Assembled Productions& Marvel

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2014

Filming Locations:

Longcross&Shepperton Studios

Description:

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

 

Production Name:

Commonwealth Games Opening Sequence – Danny Macaskil stunt

Production Company:

BBC Scotland

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2014

Filming Locations:

Finnieston Crane, Glasgow

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

Earths Natural Wonders

Production Company:

BBC Scotland

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2015

Filming Locations:

Gomantong Cave, Borneo

Description:

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. 

 

Production Name:

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

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

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

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

Pandemic

Production Company:

IKANA Media, NewYork

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX Date:

2016

Filming Locations:

Democratic Republic of Congo – Multiple locations

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

Mountain Men

Production Company:

BBC Scotland - Comedy

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2014

Filming Locations:

Neilston Quarry

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

In the Heart of The Sea

Production Company:

Warner Brothers

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX Date:

2014

Filming Locations:

Leavesden Studios

Description:

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. 

 

Production Name:

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

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

Countryfile

Production Company:

BBC Bristol

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX Date:

2013

Filming Locations:

Symonds Yat, Ross on Wye, Wales

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

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

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

BBC Midsummer Live

Production Company:

BBC Scotland

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX Date:

2013

Filming Locations:

Isle of May, Scotland

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

The Gadget Show

Production Company:

North one for Discovery Channel

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2013

Filming Locations:

Lake District - UK

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

Car Vs Wild

Production Company:

Dragonfly for Discovery Int

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX Date:

2013

Filming Locations:

Mexico

Description:

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

 

Production Name:

Superhumans

Production Company:

BBC Scotland

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2012

Filming Locations:

The Torch – Doha, Qatar

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

The Big Climb

Production Company:

Alleycats for CBBC

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX Date:

2012

Filming Locations:

El Capitan – Yosemite , California USA

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

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

Production Company:

North one & JWT for Discovery International

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet & Remote Trauma

TX/Release Date:

2013

Filming Locations:

Siberia, China & Malaysia

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

Hidden Talent

Production Company:

Silver River & Channel 4

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet & Remote Trauma

TX Date:

2012

Filming Locations:

UK – Snowden National Park, Sheffield, Old man of Stoer - Highlands

Description:

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

 

Production Name:

Into the Dark

Production Company:

Delerio Films

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX/Release Date:

2012

Filming Locations:

Slobja Cave system, Slovakia

Description:

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

 

Production Name:

71 Degrees North

Production Company:

Fever Media & ITV

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet & Remote Trauma

TX Date:

2011

Filming Locations:

Norway

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

Richard Hammonds journey to the centre of the planet

Production Company:

BBC Scotland - Science

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX Date:

2011

Filming Locations:

Urebank Sinkhole, Ripon, Yorkshire U.K

Description:

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

 

Production Name:

Blue Peter

Production Company:

BBC

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet

TX Date:

2010

Filming Locations:

Salisbury Cathedral – Salisbury, England

Description:

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.

 

Production Name:

Richard Hammonds journey to the centre of the planet

Production Company:

BBC Scotland - Science

Safety Company:

Vertical Planet & Remote Trauma

TX Date:

2010

Filming Locations:

Democratic Republic of Congo. Goma and Nyiragongo

Description:

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.