Premiere held for one-hour documentary on James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10

Article by Andrew Christian, on November 11, 2015

For around half a century, Aston Martin has been James Bond’s choice of ride. And now, the latest of Aston Martin’s 007 vehicles is the star of its own documentary film dubbed “DB10: Built for Bond.” Displayed at the film’s premiere in the Great Court at Blenheim Palace on November 8, 2015 were current and classic Aston Martins.

DB10: Built for Bond is a specially commissioned one-hour documentary about the creation of the DB10, which is an Aston Martin car particularly made for James Bond in the latest installment of the franchise, Spectre. ‘DB10: Built for Bond’ was created by FIN London and was filmed over an 18-month period.

Moreover, more than 120 hours of material used in the film were captured in ultra-high definition 4K. This specially made film includes interviews with the Aston Martin team in charge of creating the DB10, which was built in just six months.

Also featured in the film were Spectre Producer Michael G. Wilson, Director Sam Mendes and actor Daniel Craig. Other Spectre crew featured in DB10: Built for Bond were Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould, Stunt Coordinator Gary Powell and stunt driver Mark Higgins.

Event guests were received at the Great Hall at Blenheim Palace, where a Q&A session with Mark Higgins was held. Then they were made to return to their Aston Martins to watch the one-hour film. The partnership between James Bond and Aston Martin dates back to 1964, when the 007 film Goldfinger featured iconic DB5.

Interestingly, the latest James Bond film featured the agent’s latest ride, the DB10, of which only 10 examples were built. Amazingly enough, all of these examples were able to survive the brunt of filming.

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, remarked that the film DB10: Built for Bond highlights the skill, care and attention to detail that goes into every Aston Martin. He added that since the DB10 was unveiled at Pinewood Studios in December 2014, Aston Martin has received positive responses around the world.

Press Release

ASTON MARTIN PREMIERES DB10: BUILT FOR BOND AT BLENHEIM PALACE

  • 50 Aston Martins form multi-million pound drive-in-screening
  • DB10 and DB5 featured in Spectre take pride of place
  • Premiere of specially commissioned one hour feature documentary

9 November 2015, Gaydon: An impressive line-up of current and classic Aston Martins gathered in the Great Court at Blenheim Palace on Sunday 8 November for the premiere of DB10: Built for Bond.

The specially commissioned one hour documentary follows the creation of DB10, a model developed specifically for James Bond in Spectre, built in-house by the luxury brand’s design and engineering teams in just six months.

Created by FIN London, the documentary was filmed over an 18-month period, with over 120 hours of material captured in ultra-high definition 4K.

The film features interviews with the Aston Martin team responsible for creating the DB10. Spectre Producer Michael G. Wilson, Director Sam Mendes and actor Daniel Craig share their thoughts on the collaboration with Aston Martin. Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould, Stunt Coordinator Gary Powell and stunt driver Mark Higgins also discuss their experiences with DB10.

Guests enjoyed a reception in the opulent Great Hall at Blenheim Palace, and a Q&A session with Mark Higgins, before returning to their Aston Martins to watch the film.

The exclusive sports car celebrates Aston Martin’s half century association with James Bond, which started with the iconic DB5 in the 1964 film Goldfinger. Just ten examples of the DB10 were built, with all surviving the rigours of filming.

Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman said: “I’m delighted to finally share DB10: Built for Bond. Since the car was unveiled at Pinewood Studios in December 2014 we have been overwhelmed by the positive response around the world. The film highlights the skill, care and attention to detail that goes into every Aston Martin.

“I’m extremely proud of the team who have brought the DB10 from concept to reality and feel confident that we have created a sports car that epitomises Bond.”

Spectre, the 24th James Bond film and the 12th to feature an Aston Martin is on general release in cinemas now.

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