Russ is an adventurer, having travelled the world with Ewan McGregor on ‘Long Way Down’, and ‘Long Way Round’ – a long and grueling adventure across the harshest terrains and sleeping rough in remote locations. Charley is a contributor to the international luxury magazine, Lusso, was VH1 Vogue’s Male Model of the Year, ex-Britain’s Next Top Model judge, and doesn’t camp.
Throughout the episodes, they take on a series of adventures – with Russ longing for the bare-bones adventure and Charley fighting for the finer things. They are both as competitive as each other and the different adventures build in size as they constantly try and outperform each other… eventually culminating in one fierce and final challenge.
Producer Daniel Sharp Director Andres Reynaga Presenters Charley Speed • Russ Malkin Broadcaster Travel Channel, Discovery
It’s been six years since Charley’s father passed away. David Speed shot films and commercials, nearly winning an Oscar for his work on Superman 1 and 2 but he also led a colourful life: he flew light aircraft, raced motorcycles, collected fast cars and held numerous powerboat records.
Whilst learning more about his father’s life Charley discovered some amazing stories; having his Oscar stolen away, inventing a camera that helped the northern Irish police stop two catastrophic bomb attacks, and planning the most thrilling and dangerous flying expedition imaginable.
This series follows Charley as he finishes planning the journey his father always wanted to take, learning to fly and embarking on a 12,000 mile flight, tracking the Pan American Highway through North America and flying through the Bermuda triangle. Nearly 50 planes have crashed along the South American leg, in 2003 an identical civilian plane was shot down by the Peruvian air force killing the pilot and passengers when it was wrongly identified as a threat.
Producer Daniel Sharp Director Andres Reynaga Presenter Charley Speed
With a four-week lead time, SWR Media was the agency tasked to produce a commercial that shot with a 30 person crew and 7 models in Miami. The shoot took place over four days at the end of November and was delivered and cleared for broadcast by Mid December.
The Protein World TV commercial was broadcast on Viacom channels including 5, Spike and MTV and Protein World sponsorship bumpers surrounded Geordie Shore, Ex on the Beach and 'Celebrities and Entertainment' on E!.
Producer: Daniel Sharp Director: Andres Reynaga
Lusso magazine is one of Europe's largest independent luxury magazines. Launched by SWR in 2005, it has gone on to take many industry accolades including the PPA's best online presence, best relaunch and best digital innovation.
Lusso's advertisers include luxury brands and groups from around the world including Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, Bremont, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Richard James, Hackett, Purdey, Gieves and Hawkes, Chivas, Tanqueray, NetJets and Cessna.
The Caracalla 1947 story began in 2006 when the first Caracalla leather bag emerged from the workshop of our artisans in the Florentine hillsides of Tuscany. The first Caracalla holdall, proudly held, and quickly named the Monza, was to be the first of what soon developed into a range that celebrated classic motoring and Grand Prix style.
SWR Media was tasked to deliver a print campaign that would help showcase Caracalla's impressive line. The shoot was a multi-day day production set in three locations across Italy.
Hotel Santa Teresa
A skeleton crew was sent to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast of Colombia to film the recently renovated Santa Teresa hotel. The entire film was shot in three days using the Sony FS7 and DJI Inspire with a local support crew.