Bahrain Bay is a visionary mixed used development occupying a prime piece of reclaimed land in the heart of Manama's financial district. Bahrain Bay and their agency Future Brand approached Hooper to create a 3min film explaining the progress that had been made since the projects launch.
We wanted to show the site in context with the rest of the surrounding area so we had to arrange a shoot from a helicopter. This is nothing unusual for us except there are no commercial helicopters available in Bahrain. With the clients help we arranged to shoot from an active police helicopter and were chaperoned by the commander in chief himself. To further complicate matters we were asked to also incorporate a stills shoot at the same time. We managed to get some spectacular shots of the site that we then worked up in CG to be able to show the finished site in perfect context with the surrounding area.