Bearwood College provides setting for Virgin Mobile adBy Laura Herbert
May 01, 2012
Virgin Mobile transformed part of Bearwood College as the backdrop for its latest advert.
Headmaster Stephen Aiano allowed the complete redecoration of his own lounge within his home at Bearwood House on the school site for the filming of the toddler scene which opens the advert.
Set designers painted the room cream, added artificial lighting, took out the furniture and carpet and installed soft furnishings.
It took them two days to dress the set and one to return it to its former state, with only a single morning of filming in between.
The Billiard Room and one of the rooms in Blake House, the boys’ boarding house within the Victorian Mansion, were also used.
Two sixth-form film studies pupils also got the chance to interact with the film crew. Bearwood College has also featured in Midsomer Murders, Soldier Soldier and horror film Fragile
To view the advert visit www.virgin.com/media-and-mobile/news/richards-virgin-mobile-quest-advert