Flood Ark

Lights, Camera, Action… Film Crew Spend Two Days Filming Flood Ark for BBC Documentary

13/06/2017 Company

When we were contacted by Eye Film and asked if we minded them filming us for a segment of a documentary on local inventors, we were only too pleased to take part. At the time, we didn’t know much about the film they were making or when it would be aired. We recently discovered that the film, Invented in the East, will be shown on BBC1 on Friday June 23rd at 7.30pm. We couldn’t be more pleased. Hopefully, this high level of exposure will lead to more people knowing about the product we offer and how it can help people whose property is at risk of flooding. 

Sneak Preview 


Flood Ark’s innovative flood defence barriers are just one feature of the thirty-minute documentary. Our segment will last about seven minutes, but the film crew were with us for two days. You’ll have to wait until Friday to see the final edit of the film but, in the meantime, here are some pictures we snapped of the two days the crew spent filming us. 

Camera operator filming Flood Ark at work

State of the Art Technology. We were only expecting a camera operator and a sound engineer, but a full production team of seven turned up to film us in operation. 
Steve Abbot MD of Flood Ark is interviewed

Interviewed on Camera: Steve Abbott, Managing Director of Flood Ark, was interviewed by Eye Film’s reporter Dr Aarathi Prasad. Camera operator, Max, is also responsible for editing footage.

Installation of Flood Ark barriers

Speedy Installation: Flood Ark barriers are quick and easy to put up. They have passed rigorous tests that resulted in them being awarded the PAS 1188-1:2014 Kitemark accreditation. A globally recognised mark of quality. 

Inside Flood Ark's manufacturing facility

Inside our Manufacturing Facility: On day two of filming, the cameras were invited inside our manufacturing facility, a converted blacksmith’s forge, to see Flood Ark barriers being made. 

Close attention to detail in our factory

Attention to Detail: All of our barriers are made-to-measure. We make barriers to fit the exact requirements of the installation site.  

The Flood Ark team answer more questions

Talking Heads: The knowledgeable Flood Ark team were ready to answer every question that was thrown at us. 

Meal at a local pub

Well Earned Rest: All that filming was thirsty work! 


Viewers in the East will be able to tune in next Friday June 23rd at 7.30pm. The programme will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer until 23rd July 2017.


If you would like any further information about our Flood Ark flood protection barriers, please get in touch. You can arrange a FREE survey of your property by calling 01603 879977. Alternatively, you can email us: info@floodark.com.


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