Bare Arms advisers are the bedrock of our services. Each of them has spent significant time in either the armed forces or the police service and are carefully matched to each production depending on the area of speciality required. They are all personable, flexible and professional problem solvers who understand the specific needs of a production.
We have staff members from the Army, RAF and Navy, as well as the UK and Canadian special forces.
Helicopter, fixed-wing and fast jet pilots, tank commanders, submariners, Royal Marine Commandos, Paratroopers, bomb disposal officers, armed police, Met Detectives and uncover operatives including the security services are all part of the extensive Bare Arms team of specialist advisers.
In the unlikely event we don’t have an adviser with the particular speciality you need, we have the network to find you one in a matter of hours.
Script DevelopmentMost of our involvement with large projects can start at a very early stage. Being on hand to help writers and producers research historical detail, as well as providing helpful insights into technical language and realism, can avoid problems further down the line. Adding flesh to action sequences and suggesting realistic alternatives can be useful springboards. All of our advisers understand that story comes first, but will add as much realism without adversely affecting the narrative structure and tempo.
Getting your cast to operate as a team can pay huge dividends during filming, both in terms of portraying esprit de corps on screen, but also in real world terms. When filming is arduous this can make the difference between a cast surviving or thriving under difficult conditions. Tried and testing military techniques and training can make the difference, as well as helping the cast understand their characters better. Bootcamps are tailored to each production and can give the actors the chance to embed themselves into the ethos and culture of the era and service their characters are inhabiting.