The Underwater Studio was Chosen for The Best Place to Shoot scenes for STV Productions new feature-length documentary which will be released in cinemas UK wide in 2013
, and will be screened on BBC Two in July 2013 to mark the 25th anniversary of the disaster.
Fire in the Night is directed and produced by BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Anthony Wonke (The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities, Crack House, The Battle for Marjah).
The documentary, based on the book of the same name by Stephen McGinty, will reveal more about the tragic events that occurred on the Piper Alpha rig on 6th July 1988.
The catastrophe killed 167 men and left only 61 survivors, each of whom had to fight for their lives to escape the huge, labyrinthine structure and the flames that were consuming it.
The documentary details astonishing testimonies from men who found themselves in the midst of an inferno that destroyed a rig which was, at one time, the world’s single largest oil producer.
Speaking to survivors and rescuers, many of whom have never spoken on camera before,
this film examines how the disaster would shape the lives of the survivors,
and discovers 25 years on how they have attempted to deal with the physical and psychological damage inflicted on them on that terrible night.
Diving Supervisor Fred Woodcock
Matt Williams, Richard Gunner, Wayne Ford
Underwater Camera Mark Silk
Underwater Stills Emma Critchley
Lighting Gaffer Bernie Prentice
Underwater Lighting Neil Blackman