Royal Premiered British film director, Marcus Dillistone has been invited to create an Ice Suite at the world-famous Arctic ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland.
Marcus has entrusted Peli Protector cases to securely transport his video and stills cameras and peripheral kit in the extreme conditions north of the Arctic Circle in temperatures down to –40.
"When I thought about shipping gear for my Arctic project, Peli cases were my first and only choice - I knew I needed to look no further.
The Peli range is so wide that they have every base covered, from large camcorder trunks to probably the greatest laptop case ever; I even have a case for my iPhone that's just as I would have designed it!"
Marcus has relied on Peli Cases for many years in his filming career in some of the most hostile conditions for sensitive kit.
"I have used Peli cases in some very demanding environments, in the desert, in small boats at sea, even in a hot air balloon at 2000ft over the Nile. In fact, as the balloon blew off-course and over the river I was eyeing my large Peli case just in case we had to ditch in the water. I realised I had a floatation aid right there in the basket with me!"
"When a member of crew turns up with their gear in a Peli case you know that they're serious and that they care about what they do. Peli cases are a badge of professionalism the world over. Imitated but never bettered!"
The ICEHOTEL is the World's biggest igloo, where adventurous guests can enjoy a sub-zero night’s sleep at –5C! The hotel is rebuilt every winter using ice harvested late spring it disappears - melting back into the landscape. Marcus’ suite design - called ‘Frigid-dare’ – is under wraps until the hotel opens in mid-December. Such ‘Art Suites’ are the most sought after rooms at the ICEHOTEL.
Creating an ice environment is an unusual challenge for a cinema director, and Marcus is the first big-screen film maker to be asked to participate in this prestigious creative project:
“I’m used to working with sets and lighting, but this is challenging because it is the real deal. Having worked with talented designers and Oscar-winning cinematographers I’ll need to dig deep into my experience to get the best from the opportunity. But one thing’s for sure, it’s undoubtedly the coolest job I’ve ever done!”
Websites: www.peliproducts.co.uk and www.marcusdillistone.com