Byline: The Lifeboat College creates a storm for new series of American sitcom
The sea survival pool at The Lifeboat College – normally used to train RNLI lifeboat crews – has featured in an advertising campaign for the new series of an American sitcom.
Film-makers used the sea survival pool for an advert promoting the new series of American comedy ‘Two And A Half Men’, which starts on Monday 25 February on Paramount Comedy.
Creative agency Brothers and Sisters devised a story about a fictional character, Big Bill McGill, who made a solo voyage across the Atlantic. They used the sea survival pool at The Lifeboat College to create realistic storm conditions, complete with lightning, wind and waves.
It is not the first time, film-makers used the sea survival pool to give the impression of being out at sea. Its unique facilities have been used many other broadcaster, including BBC and Discovery Channel.
Julie Mottisfont, Marketing Manager at The Lifeboat College, says: ‘The sea survival pool is used to train volunteer lifeboat crews by recreating the sort of conditions they could face when saving lives at sea. It’s not only film-makers who see how realistic it can be. Corporate clients can also find out by taking the RNLI Sea Survival Experience at The Lifeboat College, an unforgettable team-building event.’
To see the advert being made – including the effects created in the sea survival pool – visit: www.paramountcomedy.com/biggestcrossing
For general enquiries about The Lifeboat College, call 0870 8332000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rnli.org.uk
Notes to editors
1. The Lifeboat College aims to give RNLI lifeboat crews the highest level of training to save more lives at sea. Non-RNLI clients can also take advantage of the flexible facilities and professional service on offer – every penny spent helps the RNLI save lives at sea.
- Facilities at The Lifeboat College include conference, training and meeting facilities; private dining; and the RNLI sea survival experience for an unforgettable team-building or corporate day.
3. The Lifeboat College was funded by the support of legacy donors and other supporters, and was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen in July 2004.
4. The RNLI is a registered charity and continues to rely on voluntary contributions and legacies for income.
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