A Royal Television Society West of England event in association with The Bottle Yard Studios Bristol
Join us to catch an exclusive preview screening of Sky Atlantic’s much-loved Arctic thriller, Fortitude (episode 1, series 3) followed by a live Q&A with some of Fortitude's key production talent.
Made by production company Fifty Fathoms, Fortitude was filmed at Bristol's Bottle Yard Studios earlier this year as well as on location in Svalbard, Norway where writer Simon Donald found his original inspiration for the series. Described as “wholly immersive” by The Observer and “stunning and brilliantly acted” by Empire, the third and final trip to the Arctic Norwegian settlement of Fortitude features returning key cast including Dennis Quaid (Far from Heaven), Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones), Sienna Guillory (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob), Alexandra Moen (StrikeBack), Mia Jexen (Happiness) and Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson (Jar City).
The evening will also feature a screening of a short ‘behind the scenes’ film by boomsatsuma students from the Media Production Diploma. These students visited the set of Fortitude to gain valuable insight into what goes into a major TV shoot, made possible by production company Fifty Fathoms. Then following the screening we'll be joined by creator/writer Simon Donald and Executive Producer Patrick Spence as we delve into the creative collaboration behind the show, the challenges of making high end drama and the secrets of its success.
Please note: Doors open 18:00