GWR re-commissions Mentor to produce celebrity rugby films

Posted by Dave Young. 17 Nov 2016

After the huge success of Mentor & GWR's previous 'Chats With Flats' for the 'Six Nations' tournament this year, we were re-commissioned to produce another five films, this time with David Flatman and former Welsh rugby ace, Tom 'Shanks' Shanklin.

The pair's inimitably dry repartee, gives fans a weekly resume of the game just played, what to expect from each team for the next clash, as well as helping to remind fans about planning their rail journeys.

Our creative producer Dave Young has loved working with these celebrity behemoths, (probably more 'moth' than 'behe' these days)!

Perhaps, as the GWR / Mentor success story continues, Flats n' Shanks are the new Ant n' Dec of the rugby punditry world. Watch here for the latest episode in the series;

Filming has taken place in and around both Cardiff's Principality, (Millenium) Stadium and Twickenham. Some other fun locations have included local fans' pubs, physiotherapy rooms and railway stations.

We'd like to thank all the staff at the stadiums and related locations for their kind cooperation in making these films possible.

Article Author: Dave Young

Dave spent 15 years as a leading magazine and advertising photographer (Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, TIME, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 etc.) before moving into film-making. He’s made ads, promos and docs for broadcasters and brands including Channel 4, BBC, The Guardian, Nestlé, Lacoste, Speedo, Canterbury/England Rugby and Macmillan. He also shoots award-winning personal work and has been featured in Creative Review magazine several times. When not organising Mentor’s film and animations Dave builds boats and oars in Dorset and likes to cycle up steep hills.

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