British Gas ‘Lighting London’

we teamed up with Fresh Film director Michael Arnold to create this charming film for British Gas. OgilvyOne chose Arnold to capture their film, which tells the story of London’s lamp lighters.

It’s a little known fact that British Gas still maintains 1480 gas lamps across the borough of Westminster. A dedicated group of Engineers, who are referred as the ‘Custodians of the lamps’, have been looking after the lamps since 1813.

We often take for granted the small details in life that contribute so much to our surroundings and this film highlights one such detail. We see the team taking care of each lamp, winding them every 14 days, ensuring that they turn on and off at precisely the right time according to the season.

Such a simple, but heartwarming story only required cleaning up and grading in Flame. The end result will no doubt strike a chord with many and was a lovely project to work on for us.

  • Client: British Gas
  • Date: 02 / 2016
  • Client: British Gas
  • Agency: OgilvyOne
  • Creative Director: Rod Broomfield
  • Creatives: Steven Whiteley & Giles Winser
  • Agency Producer: Alison Cooper
  • Production Company: Fresh Film
  • Director: Michael Arnold
  • Producer: Richard Carter-Hounslow
  • Post Production: Filament Post
  • Flame: Hani AlYousif
  • Post Producer: Pippa Halfnight