BRANDED CONTENT

LYMPSTONE MANOR

NO REASON, JUST PASSION
CLIENT Lympstone Manor
ROLE Full production
AERIAL CINEMATOGRAPHY Arcade

In late 2016 we were invited to meet celebrated chef Michael Caines at the site of his planned flagship venture, Lympstone Manor. The magnificent but somewhat dilapidated property was then a building site, abuzz with tradespeople, lovingly restoring and extending it to realise Michael’s dream of creating a 21st-century country house hotel, restaurant and vineyard. Michael excitedly showed us around the site,  talking through his vision for the hotel – and for a film he wanted to create. Titled ‘No reason, just passion’, a phrase Michael attributed to the project, the film is a portrait of Lympstone Manor and how it represents the realisation of a long-held dream.

PLANTING THE VINES

Phase two of Michael’s project involved planting a vineyard with the long term aim of producing Lympstone Manor’s own English sparkling wine. We will be documenting this on a ongoing basis, producing films as the vineyard develops. The first mini-documentary, ‘The Planting of the Vines’, sets the scene – showing how over just a few days the grounds at Lympstone Manor were transformed and planted as a new vineyard.

PLANTING THE VINES