Part of the all work all play series


no boundaries

Our third film in our All Work All Play series, “No Boundaries” follows the women’s rowing squad of the City of Bristol Rowing Club through their winter training sessions and onto their meditative moments on the water. As team captain Jess Hambly reveals, they are in it to win, but more than anything they are in it for each other.

Filmed over three sessions on location in Bristol, at Vivo Sports and the Bristol docks, where, for the last 64 years now, the rowers have been a constant fixture on the water.

The importance of teamwork and friendship alongside the intensely competitive atmosphere really come across in this stunning film - you have captured our rowing ethos so beautifully. It was a real pleasure, and privilege, to work with you.
— Jess Hambly, Team Captain

Credits and technical information
Directed by Remco Merbis and Fern Scott.
Cinematography, grade and edit by Remco Merbis.
Sound recorded by Fern Scott.
Narrated by Jessica Hambly.
Music by Josh Brown.
Aerial photography by Michael Steadman / Panomania.
Thanks to Hadrian Stiff at Vivo Sports, Chris Turner and everyone at the City of Bristol Rowing Club.

Sony PXW-FS7
Metabones Speedbooster Ultra
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 USM Lens
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens
Tiffen Digital Diffusion 1 filter
Manfrotto 546GBK with 504HD head tripod
DJI Ronin
DJI Inspire 3 drone
GoPro Hero 4
Shot in available light only.
Shot at 25 and 50 fps at 1080p and 4K. Graded in DaVinci Resolve, using Osiris cinematic film emulation 3D LUTs at 1080p HD with added 35mm film grain.