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BT brings New Order to Croydon

20th June 2018

Croydon stars in a new BT ad, set to New Order’s epochal Blue Monday. Take a look at the ad here.

FilmFixer manages the film office service for Croydon Film Office. FilmFixer CEO Karen Everett explains, “In the ad, a young woman leaves her flat for a night out. She’s so immersed in the track she’s streaming that people around her seem to be lip synching the lyrics.

“Surrey Street Market can always be relied on as an atmospheric location, and this shoot was no exception, with the market working hard to support the production.

“The actress walks past shutters going down along the market and stops as a truck is reversing out of Overton’s Yard.

“On High Street, she steps into a taxi and is dropped off at Surrey Street. And back on High Street she passes the Ludoquist – a much loved board game café

“At Katharine Street she steps onto a Zebra Crossing, as extras head in the opposite direction.

“At North End, she passes a queue at the cash machine and someone handing out free papers before she meets a friend.

“Then once again on Surrey Street Market, she joins a queue of people waiting to go inside a venue.

“It’s a great bit of work that was shot in May this year, with a cast and crew of 120.

“The production also made a lovely donation to the local Whitgift Almshouses to thank the community.”