Your home as a film set? / Behind the scenes at Spooks
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Lucy Siegle met with an elderly couple who hired their home to Spooks to use as a film location. Lucy observed filming taking place, and the transformation that occurs at the house. It included the film crew replacing the front door to allow the bad guys to kick it down!
The couple felt slightly nervous about allowing the crew into their home - but everything was put back in its place after filming finished. The homeowners will be using their fee to give their living room a facelift.
Lucy's tips on hiring out your home to a film team
Make sure a proper agreement is set up with the production company.
Tie up any loose ends.
Make sure the team return the house to its original state and cover the costs of insurance.
See also: Behind the scenes at Little Dorrit.
Would you rent out your home as a film set? Have you done it already? Any hints and tips you can share with us?