Film scenery created for Netflix’s Damsel using BASF Elastospray

Project:

Versatile BASF Elastospray used to create caves & scenery located in the Troubadour Meridian Water Studios in London, for the Netflix fantasy drama, Damsel.

Contractor:

JMSS Ltd, used Elastospray LWP to create the scenic surfaces in the 65,000 square foot film production facility, where they made polyurethane Elastospray spray foam come to life.

Product:

BASF Elastospray LWP 1672/4

 

Project Background

Netflix’s Damsel brought a fantastical kingdom and an intricate cave system to life. At Troubadour Meridian Water Studios in London, JMSS in conjunction with Barefoot Scenery Ltd, constructed sets that would serve as the interior of Kingdom of Aurea’s grand castle scenes, Elodie’s own home kingdom and the expansive cave system.

 

Challenges

The 2024 film which stars Millie Bobby Brown as Princess Elodie , Ray Winstone and Robin Wright, Damsel tells the story of how a young woman’s marriage to a charming prince turns into a fierce fight for survival when she’s offered up as a sacrifice to a fire breathing dragon. Set in a network of caverns, a realistic set was required to bring a fantastical kingdom and an intricate cave system to life.

 

  

 

 

Further Information

JMSS were tasked with creating the scenic surfaces for the intricate and expansive caves and opted to use BASF Elastospray LWP due to its versatility and ease of use. With a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 1, Elastospray LWP system is BASF’s new generation of spray foam insulation, setting new standards of environmental compatibility. Its excellent product properties make Elastospray LWP the prime choice for all applications demanding speedy, simple, cost effective and sustainable construction methods.

 

  

 

Based in Gloucestershire and with over 35 years experience in the film and television industry, JMSS ltd are one of the most respected companies in the creative scenic construction sector.

JMSS Ltd are an owner operated company who provide multiple services to the theatre, film and television industry, such as set construction, scenic painting, surface coatings, metal fabrication, CNC and mould making. The company uses a variety of different materials and techniques to supply their clients with special effect pieces for stage or scene.

 

 

Contractors JMSS & Barefoot, used all their experience and knowledge to create the most wonderful realistic scenes from Elastospray polyurethane. The caves that became the battlefield in Damsel were all practically designed, with minimal green screens utilized. Instead, star Brown had to climb into these tight quarters and noted that the cave sets created in the London studios “felt so real” and that she “loved them as an actor, but hated them as Elodie” (her character).

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