Tate Modern in Children of Men
Date posted: 01.09.2006
Earth, 2027: hope is dwindling. It has been nearly 19 years since the last baby was born. Most people have accepted the fate of the world, but one man continues the fight. Theo Faron (Clive Owen), a disillusioned ex-activist turned bureaucrat, undertakes a journey to save a miraculously pregnant woman. It becomes his personal mission to restore faith in the future of humanity.
Children of Men shot in the UK at the request of Cuarón. Having previously directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at Leavesden Studios, he has built up high opinions of the quality of the crews and film-makers.
Some of London's busiest landmarks were caught on film, including Tate Modern. In Children of Men Tate's Turbine Hall doubles as the entrance to the Ministry of Arts, owned by Theo's cousin, Nigel.
Film London liaised with the Tate to enable filming to take place. There were a number of filming obstacles to overcome, such as sufficient daylight at the location, preserving and maintaining the exhibition in situ at the time and ensuring minimum disruption to visitors.
For filming enquiries contact Christopher Webster on 020 7887 8867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.